Monday, January 4, 2016

Now It's 2016!

It's hard to believe this is where we are. I was just updating a few things here and noticing that last year was abysmal for blog posts. Only six all year. I didn't even bother updating my goals page, which is something I've already fixed for this year.

I mentioned in my last post that my struggle currently is balancing everything in my life. My choices are these: make sacrifices or be better. They're both punishing options, just in different ways. Before the holidays, I opted for the former. Now I'm going to give the latter a try and see what happens.

I've always dreaded January to March as a time of frigid, soul-crushing weather. The last few years, I only got through it by making frequent trips to the gym to run on the treadmill. A warmer, if less challenging and more appealing alternative to running outside.

But in the last couple days, I've begun to consider that maybe I've just been going about this all wrong. I decided to try thinking about it differently. Maybe these few months are when I get to set the stage for the rest of the year.

In terms of my athletic endeavors, I want to make these months about putting in the miles. And you know what? I'm off the treadmill right now. Bring on the gross cold, because there is joy that can't be found in the confines of a gym and that's what I need right now.