Always beginning…..

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I heard someone say the other day, that today is always a new beginning.  I think that is very fitting. Every day we have the chance to start new, have a new adventure, follow your heart, chase your dreams.  With only a couple days left in this year, I have been thinking about what I did, what I didn’t do, and how I feel about that.  There are things I set out at the beginning of the year to accomplish, some I did, some not so much.  I am choosing to not look at the things I didn’t accomplish as failure though, I am looking at them as learning.  I know what I did wrong, or what went wrong in some cases.  This year I can work on fixing those things.  Making them better, making myself stronger.  If I dwell on what didn’t happen or think of it as a failure, I will be setting myself up to start in the wrong frame of mind.  I have decided not to be that person this year.  I have a slightly different perspective, since well New Year’s Day is my birthday, so the first day of the year is always the beginning of a new age for me….lol.  This year I will be celebrating with a nice 5 mile race with Amy and Jess.  I have been sick all week, and thankfully I am pretty much over it, so training will be getting back to normal tomorrow, and I need it, I have been a bit cranky not getting a good hard workout in,  I have been riding the stationary bike, in order to at least keep moving.  I guess I have decided to let it all go, not focus on what I didn’t do, and look towards where I am going now instead.  Focus on my training, nutrition, and the amazing people I have surrounded myself with.  I have had some amazing experiences in 2016 that I would not change for anything, I have met some even more amazing people.  I hope to keep doing amazing things in 2017. Actually I take that back,  I will do amazing things in 2017!  I think it is all about perspective, and lately I have noticed a bit of a different perspective in how I am looking at things.  I think I needed some of the changes that happened in the past year to bring me to this side better.  Here is to an amazing 2017!  Happy Training! ❤

 

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Missing in action……

Haven’t written in a while I have been training, alot…lol but it is going well.  I have been making new friends thanks to the amazing opportunity I have been given as an ambassador for Velocity Sportswear. They are an amazing group of people.  I have also been working hard on increasing my skills.  For the first time ever I ran a whole mile without walking once, then the next run, I ran 20 min without walking once.  I actually cried, I never thought it was something I would be able to do with the arthritis in my knee.  I thought I would always be a Galloway girl, but I am not, and I will keep improving.  I know I have said how amazing my coach is before, but he is truly a great support for me.  I am very thankful to Terry for putting us together.  I love that he pushes me when I need it, and times like right now he backs off some when I am sick.  I honestly didn’t know how this online coaching thing would work for me, but I think for me with the crazy schedule I keep, it is the perfect fit.  He sets up my workouts, and he answers all my questions and adjusts things when needed.  I kind of think it was meant to be……Scott wants to ok all my races which is probably a good thing, since I tend to go willy nilly signing up lol.  I asked him if I could do a race for my birthday on 1/1.  his reply was yes, but he also said his birthday was 12/31…..meant to be…lol.  In November I stepped on the scale, and was upset, after all that training I only lost 0.6 lbs, but then I did my measurements, and realized I lost 13.5 inches in the month of November.  So I think I will keep following Scott down this path, it seems to be working for me. I will keep trusting is where I am headed….Happy Training

 

 

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