This week for the Thursday Blog Project, Sara asked us to write about New Years Resolutions. More specifically: Since it's the day after the 1st, let's reflect on past resolutions. Which ones did you say you'd do and actually did, which ones did you say you'd do, but never did? If you aren't big into resolutions, tell us why you aren't.
To my recollection I do not recall making resolutions for 2013. I even looked back on my blog to see if I wrote something that looked remotely like a resolution, and I didn't. Okay! Okay! I might have said something in my 2012 birthday post about doing more races or book review... but I'm pretty sure I didn't resolved to do anything (at least not formally).
The first half of the year was focused on three things.... obtaining my weight loss goal, making new friends and moving. If those were "resolutions" than I can say without a doubt I was successful. Actually, not only did I do all those things, all of them enhanced and improved my life many, many, many times over. All three of these things have in someway come together want fed off each other to make life better. I believe my weight loss gave me a confidence I didn't have before and made me feel better about myself. This feeling helped me when I was meeting new people and let's face it, part of making my new place, and area, "home" are the new people in my life.
As for things I didn't do... I didn't race as much. However, the races I did do where epic. Okay, maybe the first wasn't as epic as the other, but I challenge anyone to get up at the crack-ass of dawn to run a race in the cold. Honestly, that is one thing I can say with fairly strong certainty I will NEVER do again, but at least I can say I did it. The other races - climbing 52 flights of stair of the John Hancock building, a 10 mile race that ended on the 50 yard line of Solider Field AND last, but not at all least ... a Half Marathon - challenged me and made me realize that I'm stronger than I give myself credit for.
It's been quite a year. I'm sure I'm missing something, but since I don't really resolve to do much there isn't much for me to reflect back on.
Since that is the case, please take a moment to see what my fellow bloggers have to say about the New Years Resolutions they made for 2013:
Merryland Girl (Melissa)
Darwin Shrugged (Denise)