Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Wrap-Up

Last sunset of 2017

I'm of the mind that perfection is a myth, as how else could we recognize and appreciate the happiness we find on the mountaintops if we didn't experience at least some dismay down in the valleys? And so, as with any year, 2017 had its highs and lows. But most importantly, there is a confident, intelligent, happy 8 year old who laughs freely and makes us smile, there are two cats to snuggle with at night, a warm house to come home to at night, a flexible job, a hubby who loves and puts up with my crazy, miles spent out on the trails with friends, time spent with family, adventures taken, new places explored, sunrises seen, and beauty found in the familiar and the unknown. Life may be crazy and chaotic and messy but it is also filled with laughter and love and light, and I am beyond thankful that I can spend my days with the people I love, enjoying the world as much as I can. I hope to do more of the same in 2018.

These two make me happy 💗

On the running front, 2017 was a pretty darn good year. I don't really believe in resolutions but I do like goals, and while I didn't accomplish all that I set out to do this year, I am very happy with the things I was able to do! It's always good to dream big and have things to be reaching for, and even better when you can turn some of those dreams into reality!

2017 Goals

Today's blustery, cold, windswept road run (5.0 miles) brought my 2017 mileage total to 2,002, which means that after three years of trying, I've finally hit my goal of 2,000+ miles for the year! 2015 and 2016 were close and by no means failures, with 1,963 miles and my first 100 mile race in 2015 and an even 1,900 miles last year, but ultimately I fell short on this particular goal both year. Of course 2,000 is a rather arbitrary number and no one was forcing me to run these miles, but it feels good to reach a goal I've been chasing for so long!

Finally! #2000 miles #runninggoals

The majority of my 2017 goals will carry over into 2018, with some minor adjustments, and as always, the main goal is to continue to find joy in the journey. And so with that,  I'm looking forward to many more miles, smiles and adventures in 2018!

Happy New Year everyone!


Running Log Files:

2017 - 2002.00
2016 - 1,900.00
2015 - 1,963.60
2014 - 1,702.00
2013 - 1,557.75
2012 - 1,400.00
2011 - 1,375.00
2010 - 1,100.00
2009 - 675.50 *pregnant/Sam born
2008 - 1,112.00

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