Sunday, January 9, 2011

Off to a good start

Well, I got the year off to a good start. I got to the gym 5 days this week and ran/walked 16 miles - 4 miles OVER my goal. I find it hard to believe that just a few months ago I did a full marathon. I feel so out of shape compared to when I did that. I know it will take some time to get my endurance and speed back up to where it was, and I know it will come a little easier when some of this weight starts coming back off.

I do wish I was being better at being consistent in some other areas. I need to work on my time management in order to get everything done that is important each day. This is a constant challenge for me!

I started a "Today I am thankful for..." journal at the beginning of the year. Every day I write down one thing I am thankful for. Given the tough year I've had it has helped me to remember to count my blessings.

This week I had to say "good-bye" to a friend from High School. Shawn Elmore, VHS class of '85 would have been 44 years old on Thursday January 6th. We said good-bye to him that day and celebrated the life of a man who could always bring a smile to your face and bring laughter to most any situation. I never saw Shawn without a smile on his face and I am thankful to have known him. He is gone from this world much too soon, but left quite a legacy and will NOT be forgotten.

Running to the finish,