Blogging that is. I am so shy…ok, not really. I couldn’t even keep a straight face while typing that line. But seriously, blogging is work and with all that has been happening over the past 11 months I’m seriously lacking in the blogging department. I follow many bloggers and admire their ability to balance life and blogging. They are rock stars in my book! It’s all about balance, right?
So a quick recap of the year:
I ran 3 half marathons and 2- 5K’s. My half marathons were in April, June, and October (was originally in September but due to the huge fire in Yosemite we were socked in with smoke). I had the best time on the first 21k and then the other 2 were right around the same time within minutes. But no PR. I am so ok with that, really. This year was a learning year. And boy have I learned a lot!!
I also left my long time career in state service of 20 years to private sector employment. Talk about a change! I accepted a job that would allow me to start exercising a bit more of my education and skill set. I now am engaged emotionally, mentally, and physically in my new career path. Onward and upward to opening up my own business.
I have expanded into the world of TRIATHLONS!! yes, you read that right. I have evolved from a runner to triathlete.
I have filled up 2014 with an amazing schedule of races. I will work my way up from mini-triathlon distance to Ironman in September 2014. With the support of my coach and endurance running team, I can only succeed at these goals!
Training as you can imagine has ramped up and to be honest it can feel like a 2nd job putting in all the training and hours. But I LOVE it! So it is one of the reasons why I have put off blogging but seriously there is so much to share now right? So I will try to achieve balance in adding the blogging back in because this journey is one that I is fun to share!
With my BIG dream ahead of me in 2014, I invite you to be part of my journey evolving into more than what I ever thought I could be. Just as a reminder, this was me 4 years ago in 2009:
This is me 2013:
Remember….ANYTHING is possible when YOU set YOUR mind, heart and energy into it!! What are your goals? Are you dreaming big? You know you can do it right?