As this is the first day of 2016, I thought I should take a moment to write a quick post; something to start the new year. The family ended 2015 is quietly as possible, recovering from a hectic run to the holidays and the requisite illnesses. We watched movies, read books, listened to music, and laughed about some of the things we did in the previous 12 months. So now we find ourselves at the beginning of a new year, 12 new months to make new memories.
We do not typically make lists of resolutions, although we occasionally reflect on things e can-do differently in the weeks and months ahead. For example, while my wife has read well over 100 books this year (10 in the last 2 weeks), I haven’t read many books at all which is unusual for me. So this year I hope to read a modest 12 books. This doesn’t seem like much compared to my beloved’s total, but it is a dramatic improvement over this year. Also we plan to continue leading a healthier lifestyle through good eating choices and exercise. To that end, I am already signed up for my first race, a Sprint Triathlon in May. I will have to hit the pool a few times to make sure I can finish the swim portion and still have energy for the cycle and the run portions.
As the year moves forward I plan to run more races, maybe even going back to the half marathon. Certainly I plan to finish some races with faster times than this year. It’s always good to have some goals!