2015 had it's share of struggles, but it also was full of so many amazing memories! This year has brought so many true friendships into my life for the first time in a very long time, and I have running to thank for that! I'm thankful to start off 2016 with people who don't judge, people who believe in me, who encourage my dreams, lift me up when I'm feeling down, and bring me so many laughs!
In less than a week I will be kicking off January with 48.6 miles in Disney World! Last January was my first Disney race where I finished my 2nd marathon, and this year I will be doing the Dopey challenge! So nervous, but so excited at the same time! I can't wait to see all of my friends! Running Disney for me is about the experience. Granted, 48.6 miles is no joke and a huge accomplishment, but I'm really there for the enjoyment and also because of our love for Disney World! It's our place, and has so many special memories! I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather kick off the new year!
As far as resolutions go for 2016 I don't have any! I don't do resolutions, simply because I feel they are too much pressure. I do however have goals that I like to set, but I tend to keep those simple and within reach!
- First of all, as a family, we have decided to invest more in experiences rather than stuff. We have enough stuff! I'm not a high maintenance girl. I don't like to carry expensive handbags, or wear expensive jewelry. It's just not me. Never has been. Although, the Garmin fenix 3 is pretty sharp and I'd love to sport that thing! Our goal is to travel a little more and see and do more! We want to visit friends and make memories!
- I thought about setting some running time goals then I was like nah, maybe not. If I PR good, if not, I'm ok with that too. For me, to PR usually takes running alone and that's not always fun! I want running to stay enjoyable to me and that means running with my friends! I do have a goal to run more local races, as well as a few more destination races...hopefully I can get some friends on board!
- Physically this year I want to focus more on gaining some muscle weight. Recently I've lost some weight and I'm starting to feel and look a little bony. After Disney Marathon weekend I'm adding more days of strength training to my plan! I don't need to lose any weight, just add some muscle.
- Another goal is to be more conscience of what I'm eating. I started out doing great while training for my last marathon. I cleaned up my diet, dropped some weight, then began to really skimp on meals. Then I dropped a little too much weight at once for my liking. My goal is to simply eat good foods and to meal prep.