My afternoon was spent racing my High School swimmers at a fun family/alumni meet. To summarize: NYE 2004 (age 20)- swam 20x500's all under 5min&20sec. Partied well after midnight that same night. NYE 2014 (age 30)- swam 3x50's & 1x100- I will not disclose times. I may or may not have gotten beat by a high schooler. Ran errands post-swim meet and played with the cats at the pet store (oh my god did I really just write that-Warning- crazy cat lady in the house). Fell asleep at 10pm exhausted from racing exactly 250 yards. Oddly woke up at exactly 12:01am with that annoying NYE song in my head- reached over to give Dr.H a kiss- realized he was at the gross sick institution- muttered something to the effect of **** this- went back to sleep.
Truthfully, the holidays haven't been all bad. We had a white Christmas, have gotten in some fun snow runs, XC skiing, and good eats. I always do some sort of run on new year's day, and this year will be no different. My new years day runs are meant to kick start my intentions for the upcoming year- which always include pushing my body to explore new limits. So without further ado, here are my 2015 intentions. Yes, I do realize only ~8% of NY resolutions are successful but- for me personally- writing them down declares intent. Intent to: try, grow, create a path to success, scare myself, and test my limits. Failure is inevitable in life- we may as well fail while attempting something extraordinary.
1. Run the Grand Canyon- rim to rim to rim (~47 miles per our planned route).
2. Finish a 100mile running race (Wasatch 100 or Bear 100). We'll know which one on Feb.7th, the day the Wasatch 100 lottery results are announced.
3. Just go for it- stop the hesitation & doubt. That's a biggie, but applies to all facets of my life.