It is a new year and with that comes resolutions. Personally I never make a resolution anymore because for such a long time I would resolve to do some significant thing and then I would break the resolution. It would cause me to spiral into a deep, dark depression since I had yet again, let myself down. So when I made the decision to be a better me, I vowed to take it one day at a time.
Goal setting for me begins when I wake up in the morning. Each day I vow to make the day positive. What that means for me is to eat healthier, exercise and be kind. Some days I fail but with that small failure comes a new day tomorrow. I can try again.
When it comes to my running goals, I am currently focusing on getting back to basics. I accomplished my dream of completing a half marathon but I want to be better. I want to focus on building endurance and getting faster. I will still do races this year but my main goal is to become a better daily runner. Any PR's earned along the way will be icing on the cake but for now I just want to be a better me.
My past year brought a lot of change in my life. Most discouraging, is since I started immunosuppressive therapy for my autoimmune disease, I gained some of my previously lost weight back. The thing is, I am not letting that determine my ability or worth. It is just something I have to acknowledge and move on from. If I focus on my daily goal, I will get back to where I was and go further. Again, if I fail one day, it will be easier to dust myself off and try again the next day.
So I ask that anyone who is battling with what to do this year to join me in being positive each day. Take it one day at a time, eat better, move more and be kind (even if that only means you need to be kind to yourself) and together we can grow and in the process accomplish great things.
Run, Walk, Crawl, just move forward,