I mentioned in my last post that 2018 was sort of a blur – work, sleep deprivation, post partum sadness, battling injuries. I’m very grateful for what I have, but I’m so ready to put that gray chapter behind me and move on! Last year I did a 2017 recap post, but this year I’m looking forward to 2019 and focusing on goals. I suppose I didn’t set goals for 2018 because I knew it wasn’t a year for goals.
Fitness – Guys, I’m running again! It’s amazing. I need to do a full recap on what recore fitness has meant to me, but it’s been amazing. I ran in Austin two weeks ago and it felt like flying. I’ve NEVER (even with all the ironman training) felt that way. I ran a little over 4 miles with David to kick off the new year and it was at an 8:13 pace – who am I?! Coming from not much training that’s great for me. With all this, I’d like to train for a half marathon, probably in the second half of the year. I’d also like to get back to road biking and ride both Mt. Tam and Mt. Diablo, plus a “fun” long organized bike ride. I hope to continue working on my core, posture and general health – lots of steps, standing at work, playing with the kids, and doing family hikes. Daily family walks is something I’d like to reinstate as well.
Nutrition – I’m usually pretty solid in this arena, but just watching the mindless snacking, especially after dinner, plus eating slowly. As a parent I tend to shovel food in my mouth. Neither attractive nor good for me! I’m having fun cooking/experimenting in the kitchen again, and plan to keep that up.
Personal – Less judgment, less jealousy, more empathy. Practicing gratitude. I don’t want to make a lofty meditation goal (heck, I’m already waking up at 4 AMish to workout, not going to meditate earlier), but I do need to every so often re-center myself and keep that positive mindset.
Career / Education – reading more (I’ll say average of 0/5-1 book a month). Staying curious and inquisitive at work.
Relationships – Enjoy my kids and these precious stages of life, even when it takes the extra energy. Put more work / effort into my relationship with David so we lift each other up. I can be negative and tired often, but I need to show up for him and think what I can do to make him feel good and support him during this tough season of work.
Cheers to a new year, new mindset and new experiences!