|That's me preparing for my final race of 2012. Vystar Gator Bowl 5k in downtown Jacksonville on Dec. 31st|
Well, 2013 is here and I have to say I'm pretty excited to have a fresh start. Not only for being more active, eating less, and learning to say no to sweets more often but also to really read my Bible every single day, pray so much more throughout the day, and be more patient with my kids. I wouldn't say these are resolutions but more like lifestyle changes.
All in all, 2012 was a good year for me, thank goodness. I made a goal back in January to run a race (of any sort) and read at least one book every month. Well....I DID IT! The only hiccup was back in May when the Memorial Day run was cancelled due to hurricane-like weather and rescheduled for June, meaning I ran two races in June. Out of my control. As for my reading, I read a total of 48 books in 2012, averaging 4 a month. I don't want to toot my own horn but it does feel good to complete a goal I set for myself for the year. I can't say that's always been the case.
My favorite race in 2012 was a prediction 5k run I ran back in November, which required entrants to predict their 5k run times and whomever was closest to their times, won. So this was a race whee the fastest runner didn't necessarily won. No one was allowed to run with watches, MP3 players, or any portable GPS devices, so you're running with no sense of time. The top 3 runners with the closest times won money. And guess what?! I got 2nd place, only being 7 seconds off my predicted time. I won $40 bucks, which was pretty cool. The 1st place winner won $60. Good times.
My favorite book I read in 2012 was called the Book Thief. Absolutely in my top 3 of all time.
Since 2013 we'll be moving to a new place, I've only decided on 3 goals: drinking nothing but water all year, and eat less at every meal. Also, I will weigh myself every Tuesday morning and keep a log. I don't want to overdo it with resolutions, and those three feel pretty solid to me.
I wish you all the best this new year! God bless and keep on truckin' on.