Thursday, January 4, 2018

3 Accomplishments and 2 Goals

Happy Friday! I'm jumping into the Friday Five 2.0 Linkup with Lacey and Meranda and Rachel and talking goals and resolutions today.

Before I can set goals for a new year (which I do not always do), I like to reflect on the previous year ---> what did I do? what did I achieve?

1. I ran over 200 miles! Almost all of them on my Wave Sky (affiliate). For someone who had a meniscectomy and has very little cartilage remaining in one knee, this is a BIG deal. And when I see that the previous year (which I will now call the year of the cranky knee) I only ran 29.25 miles, I'm so happy that I figured out a way to bring running back into my life.


2. I ran THREE races (recaps here, here and here)! As soon as I was able to run 5Ks on my own and after joining a night running group, I started seriously looking for races. Finding 5Ks in Hong Kong with a relatively flat, road course was harder than I expected ---> many are on trails with rocky downhill terrain.

I love seeing the smile on my face!

3. I tried new things: SUP racing, archery, GRIT ---> loved them all! Archery was a fun group activity to do. SUP racing was the most exciting and seriously hard work to go just 500 meters out and back. I'd love to do it again. GRIT has become my favorite workout class. I love the cardio and strength combo.


EXTRA:  I'm pretty proud of the variety I kept in my workouts. Running, hiking, yoga, SUP, Bodypump, Bodystep, GRIT, strength training, HIIT workouts, sprints. I have my favorites, but I was open to doing any and all types of workouts in 2017.

So, my goals for 2018 are pretty simple.

4. Be happy where I am. I'm going to continue to do what feels right and good on any given day. I'm going to run when I feel like it, not to meet a schedule. I will accept what I can do today, not worry about what I did in the past.


5. Keep moving. No matter what, I want to stay active. I love getting out and doing things. I will keep doing the things I love, but I will also keep trying new things. Anything that comes my way.


What accomplishment are you most proud of from 2017?
What are your goals and/or resolutions for the new year?


9 comments:

  1. Congrats on such a great year! Doesn't it feel great to be running again? I loved all your hiking photos, too!

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    1. It really does! I'm definitely not ready to give it up yet ;)

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  2. You did have a lot of variety in the ways you were active last year! Congrats on your running mileage too. The look on your face in the 5k says it all.

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    1. When I know what the alternative could be, how can I not smile?! :) PS - I wish the runners that pass me in the neighborhood would smile more!

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  3. Be happy where you are is a great message! congrats on building back up your running miles

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    1. Thank you! I had to work to get to the acceptance part, but I'm definitely happier than I was when I was dwelling on what I can't do anymore.

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  4. Congrats on a great year and a strong return to running! The Wave Sky is my go-to shoe as well. I truly believe variety is what it's all about and you've achieved a great mix of fun activities.

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  5. You had a great 2017! Let's see what 2018 brings you!!

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  6. You had a great 2017! It's so great that you were able to return to running and I love your goal of being happy with where you are. Wishing you a great 2018!

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