I’ve been a bit quiet this week on the blog, and that needs to change. I mean, it’s not as if I don’t have anything to say…I’m rarely at a loss for words. I have been doing a lot of thinking about the months ahead. I feel that I’m coming around to realizing that 2016 is going to be a great year, just nothing like 2015. By that, I mean with a huge goal of a dream I’m working on (ie: the NYC Marathon).
There’s always something we can be working on achieving, and always something great on the horizon. We just need to know when to step back and take a look at the bigger picture. I had to take some time to re-look at all that I’ve accomplished and achieved in the last few years. I’ve done things that I never imagined I would do. Losing 80lbs and keeping it off, running my first (through 5th) marathon, putting my heart out there on this blog in hopes that I can inspire others through my journey…it’s all so meaningful and become such a vital part of who I am.
I find myself in such a better place in so many ways right now. There are still obstacles along the way, and everything is far from perfect, but I’m so blessed. If life was without hard times, we would never know how strong we are and what we are truly capable of doing. I’ve learned so much more about myself when I push through when I’d just assume give up. How does that saying go, ‘when the tough gets going, the going gets tough.’ Or, maybe that’s actually a song irregardless, it’s so true (note: it’s both, I googled 🙂 ).
This thinking has lead me to have a better focus on what I want the year to be. While I’ve discussed it on the blog, to be honest, I’ve been stuck on that feeling I had with the NYC Marathon. I started to really want that feeling to never end, I wanted to go back and continue to re-live it all again. But, we aren’t meant to stay in the past continuing to try and live it. Experiences that are so life-changing like that was for me are going to bring new exciting things. If I believe that everything happens for a reason (which I do), then I need to keep those amazing memories, but continue moving forward. Each experience changes us and gives us new life lessons and knowledge.
So, there are so many great things ahead! The goals I had penciled into a list are becoming more cemented in ink. I’m going to see where my legs take me running-wise (I’m getting faster which is awesome for this back-of-the-packer), spiritually, and just generally in life. While running and God are the top of my list (not necessarily in that order mind you), I am also seeking love. Yes, you heard me right, I’m looking for Mr. Right or at least a guy closely resembling that description. I know that my waiting will pay off and that God has him somewhere for me. Though, I admit I am beginning to wonder if he got lost along the way and should have used google maps.
Anyhow, like I said above, I’m feeling in a much better place these days, and I thank all my friends and you reading this blog for being supportive. I hope you might take a moment to comment if you have a minute about your biggest goal(s) for the year. While we are in March, a lot of people find their goals and aspirations for the year more defined a bit into the new year. Your goal can be running/fitness related or not. I would just love to hear about what you are working toward in 2016.