New years is right around the corner! But before we get to resolutions, the end of the year is a time for reflection. Hopefully you all had a good 2016. And if you didn’t, no worries. 2017 is right around the corner and you can start fresh.
Since my year consisted mostly of running, I thought it’d be nice to look back at the progress I’ve made. One of my New Years Resolutions for 2016 was to run 50 more miles than 2015. In 2015, I ran 431 miles so in 2016, I had to run at least 481 miles. Here are my miles for 2016 assuming I meet my goals for tomorrow:
I think it’s safe to say that I blew that one out of the park. I had a bit of a lull from March to May, but then marathon training season began and I couldn’t stop. Even after the marathon was done in November, I didn’t really want to stop. Next year? I’m shooting for 1000 miles!
2016 was a great year for me (political issues aside).
- This year, my experiments finally started working. HALLELUJAH! I’m expected to graduate next year and had they not worked, I’d be in complete meltdown mode right now.
- I picked up blogging. I got a twitter account and got more involved with instagram. Through social media, I found a community of people that love running as much as I do (more so even) and they also like to talk/write about running too! With an unpredictable schedule, it’s incredibly difficult for me to schedule run meet ups with other people; So I’m extremely grateful for social media connecting me to other runners (which my boyfriend refers to as “my people“). And really, they kind of are.
- And the obvious – completing a marathon, which was also a resolution for this year.
I had a blast 2016, but I guess we must part. 2017? Bring it on!
How was your 2016? Anything noteworthy? Are you ready for 2017?