2009 was a really tough year for me. I was unhealthy, unhappy, and very stressed. I remembered how much I used to love life and just being outside. So I promised myself 3 things for 2010/2011. I want to complete a 100 Mile Bike Ride, a Marathon, and become a teen Handicap golfer.
Now that 2012 is almost here I have had to update the goals. I still love dirt and I have run a Western States 100 qualifier. However, I feel that I have come a long way from where I was. Overall I am 55 lbs lighter than 2009, I smile more often and I try to infect people with positive energy wherever I am. Sometimes I get sad, happy, excited, depressed when it comes to my fitness. I know these peaks and valleys are all part of life and I embrace them. I keep this blog because its my way of giving back to the running community that has given me so much. I read and listen to their stories of triumph and hardship and am amazed at the strength of the human spirit.
I hope that this blog can in someway inspire just one person. If i could just send one positive message and get someone to try and be better, then all the toil is worth it.