This entire festive / holiday season I’ve been cautious about just spurting out the cliche posts. Not because I don’t enjoy reading them; more because I knew there would be enough of those posts out there. None of us needed another “gift list for runners”…and we don’t really need another “round up of 2014”. I mean, if you read my blog, you either have read all the bits you want to read or the archives are sitting there for when you are bored and have time to kill.
So I took some inspiration from a few places to share with you my views on looking back over the last year and looking forward. More of an in the moment attitude…
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Thanks to the following for inspiration:
Twins in Trainers
Runners World Magazine
2014 vs 2015
Where I live | Where I work | How I eat | My Health
Running highlight of the year:
This has to be the race that amounted for my slowest time EVER. Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest. Over two hours to complete this 10km race but I overcame physical obstacles and did things I didn’t think were possible. It opened the door for me to consider learning to swim again to take on a triathlon in 2015.
Biggest running lesson of the year:
Not one that I have learnt personally but one I will learn from. Listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right, or you have an injury don’t ignore it. Get it seen to. Don’t be afraid about the money you will spend. Think of the outcome from not getting it looked at vs the outcome of being fully recovered.
Running resolution for the next year:
To do what I never do. Train properly for the half marathons that I have signed up for. To run on those days and be proud of the journey that got me to the start line as I am of the time I finish in. Maybe I might OUTRUN 2014?!
Attitude of Gratitude
10 things I am grateful for right now:
- being physically able to run
- having a job to provide for myself
- to people who take the time to read my posts here on keep it simpElle
- those who provide me with inspiration and knowledge
- the fitness opportunities available to me
- the support from Human Race to get race ready for the Windsor Triathlon
- my mum for being the best proofreader on the blogosphere
- the internet for giving us bloggers a voice
- having experienced the first steps of landmark education
- having food to put on my table
So again, LET’S DO THIS 2015!