2016, A New Year: Running, Living, and Resolutions
Wow. This New Year is special.
It means we have been blogging for one year. One YEAR! Happy Blogaversary to us.
It means we survived last year. That’s always good.
It means we met new, wonderful friends that we are so lucky to have in our lives.
It means we are making plans, both running and not, for the New Year.
It means we have the privilege, for a second year, to be Pro Compression ambassadors – an opportunity that we loved last year and that let us meet a whole new community of runners and share in their adventures all while sharing our experiences with a product we love. Buy some socks. Trust us. You will love them. And no, they did not make us drink any kool-aid, of any kind.
Last year was not perfect. But no one is perfect. And no one year will be perfect. But this day, the first day of an empty slate, is a terrific time to reflect on the wonderful and not so wonderful events of last year and our hopes for the upcoming year. Here are our reflections on our resolutions from last year and what we hope from the next. Join us! Share your resolutions, of whatever shape or fashion, and we look forward to this uncharted territory of a new year.
On to the REFLECTING and RESOLVING:
This year, LA has resolved to watch all of the James Bond movies. Yes. Every. Single. One.
I’m not so sure how much help she will get with this one . . .
This year, Sandy aims to:
- Run a marathon without getting sick before, during, or after the race
- Qualify for Boston
- Perform a random act of kindness each week
- Be more patient (MB needs this one too)
So, this year maybe I need to be less ambitious:
- The patience thing, really, the patience thing
- Have fun with races, it’s not like I’m getting paid!
- Become a better cyclist
(And FYI, no IRONMAN® distance races this year, but 2017 baby . . . )
Soooooo, what’s up for 2016? Well, a little more weight loss. Yep, she thinks it’s totally cliche, but she’s going with it. Annette also wants to log 1,400 running miles this year, 100 more than in 2015. And this is her year for trying a new type of race — she will attempt the Backyard to Vineyard Challenge at the Asheville Marathon, running a half marathon on Saturday and a full on Sunday, covering 39.3 miles in two days. Most of the Skortaholics (and several guest dudes) will be there with her!
With such success last year, Mindy will be keeping it simple for this year — resolving to train for Boston without injuries.
Her goals for 2016 look much like 2015:
- Keep running and have more fun with it, don’t be so stressed for every little race
- Continue going to yoga
- Strength train
- Survive the Backyard to Vineyard Challenge (along with Annette, MB, LA, and KB)
- Do another duathlon
- Stop buying books, use the money for race registrations!
Jenny is also considering possibly trying for 2,016 miles in 2016. OK, that’s too much “considering” and “possibly.” We are making resolutions here people. So using the almighty editorial power, let’s be definitive. Jenny’s second resolution is to run 2,016 miles in 2016. That. Would. Be. Amazing. (Glad that’s not my resolution . . . !)
So for this year, my hope for KB is that she be less hard on herself when she doesn’t meet her expectations and she have FUN at Asheville. I also think she has to watch half of the James Bond movies with Lisa (HA!). I mean, someone has to.
We started off 2015 with our traditional 10 miler, and look forward to happy running and a fresh start for 2016!
Happy New Year! And Thanks for supporting us in 2015!