Well, 2016 has drawn to a close. And 2017 is here, in full force. Bring it, I'm ready!
Reflecting on 2016 forced me to reassess all that happened. There were so many wonderful moments, grandiose achievements, and numerous joyful miles trodden (many of which in the company of running friends). There also was a (tiny) handful of disappointments, nothing worthy of intense therapy (physical or otherwise), but I let them take up too much real estate in my overall happiness of late. UGH. My bad. (a big thanks to all the peeps who didn't kick me to the curb in my state of whining).
Anyways, the final week of 2016, though tough in terms of self reflection, was also one of closure. I do not believe in dwelling on "the past," but I do think it's necessary to acknowledge disappointments so one can not only get that desired "closure," but (more importantly) also move on.
Hence, here's how last week lead me to the New Year....
On Monday, I ventured out on a brisk 4-mile adventure to the grocery store. Yes, I ran those 2-ish miles to the store, bought my chai K-cups, and ran back home. Multitasking at its best. I even wore my newly-created "topless beanie" just for kicks.
|never miss a Monday
|Is it any surprise that I love bright colors?
|Yes to longer daylight!
|out with the old, in with the new
|I did not plan on the outfit matching the shoes...
|I LOVE my puffer vests and scarves
|hmmm...perhaps a better solution for the shorter hair?
|One of my eBib creations from the archives
|Even Max was able to join us
My total Streaking mileage came in at 61 miles, 33 of which were from the past two weeks. I am looking forward to getting back to my "regular" routine (which will include at least three non-running days each week for January). I have nothing major on the calendar, so there's no need to up the mileage just yet...and my body will benefit from a some downtime from the running shoes.
Stay tuned....my 2017 Plan of Action will be unveiled later this week. If you missed it...my 2016 Year in Review post is HERE, and I disclosed a few Runfessions HERE.
How was your week? Did 2016 end on a good note? Are you eager for 2017 and all the opportunities that await?
As usual, I'm linking up with Holly and Tricia for their awesome Weekly Wrap! You owe yourself a favor by stopping by their blogs and also checking out all the linked blogs in the Wrap.