I can’t even begin to tell you what a whirlwind of emotions I have had the past week… sad, happy, excited, disappointed, encouraged to name a few.
We had a great Christmas in my hometown with my Mom, brothers and their families last week. I was able to spend time with family, get in a couple nice runs around my old stomping grounds, (Isn’t it amazing how things look so different now that we are older? I mean the “big sledding hill” at my elementary school is so small, I don’t even know how a sled went anywhere, much less down and “fast”?!), BUT the best part about being home was seeing the new memorial that was put up for all the veterans. I had no idea this existed and it was very cool to see my Dad’s name up there on that wall. Check it out:
I managed to pick up a nasty cold while at home, which has turned my life upside down the past week. I had to leave work early one night. I couldn’t get as festive as I wanted on NYE, but most of all, I missed my first race of 2012. See my pity post here. Instead of starting 2012 with a 6.2 mile run and a 10k PR (It would have been my first one 🙂 ), I spent the first 3 days of 2012 on the couch. BUT I am thankful for my health, so I will respect my body in 2012 and give it rest when it needs it. (I just may whine a little while doing so!) I did manage to cough my way through a spin class yesterday- so all is right with the world again.
Happy Thursday! Be the best version of you that you can be today!