As 2015 comes to a close and we enter into 2016 it’s natural to reflect on what was and what is to come. I’m not big on resolutions, but I’m always focused on looking ahead.
Writing this on January 2nd 2016, I’m going to reflect on what happened this past year…as I look forward.
I joke about being an old fat guy who has gotten more active and that that’s true. I like my food and often say I eat bad…less. Food, as it related to health and wellness is and will always be a challenge. That’s just being honest.
There are so many great motivational slogans with images out there, it was hard to choose one for this post. This is the one I chose to go with. Yeah…”I can’t believe I did that.”
In 2015 I ran a few 5K’s, a 10K and by following a training schedule amazingly completed a half marathon. Yeah…I can’t believe I did that. 13.1 is a LONG distance! In addition I started riding my bike more. The goal there is to save my body, which can get pretty beat up running. But that’s part of the fun…right?
Part of this wellness journey also includes some hiking. A goal I had was to conquer The Beast. The Beast is s 10 mile trek. 5 miles up and 5 miles down. It’s challenging, but I got it done. Pictures and my post on that hike are here.
Looking at my medal rack, I’m thinking…I can’t believe I did that. Of note for me is the Half Marathon and two Turkey Trots. (Really, getting up at 5:00 AM to go to downtown Los Angeles for a run on Thanksgiving??) How is it that I find that fun? Interestingly, I do. I’m a Wings for Life “legacy” participant. I’ve done all two of these and look forward to number 3 in 2016. This is an amazing world wide event that really inspired me. We get to run for those who can’t.
2015 birthed SuccessFit4Life!, this website and a Facebook Group which is simply about encouraging others in their wellness journey as I have been encouraged. We’ve created a corporate component, that makes it easy for businesses and organizations of all sizes to accomplish wellness goals.
Lastly, I couldn’t close out the year without acknowledging the impact Team Runners Lane has had on my life. Here’s a picture from our January 2nd run. This group is amazing! Without these people my life as an old formally fatter guy would never have changed. I wouldn’t be able to say, I can’t believe I did that.