Happy New Year!
I cannot believe it is 2019! I am not sure where 2018 went but its a new year and a chance to make new goals and try new things. 2018 was not the year I had hoped for athletically, my 70.3 in June was not what I had trained for and it took me a long while to get over it. I basically took the summer off and spent the fall doing the bare minimum to stay semi fit and to be able to run my 2 half marathons, the Army Run and the Syracuse Half marathon.
I think this was what I needed and I am glad I listened as it gave me a chance to let my Achilles heal and to figure out what I wanted from my athletics. I am usually not happy with my results and push myself to improve and get better without taking time to recognize what I am accomplishing. A few good friends said things to me and they hit home, I spent time thinking about it and then decided to shift my perspective.
In the past few years, I have found this in my business life as well. I keep pushing myself to do more, learn more and accomplish more and do not take time to enjoy what I have accomplished. It has been 2.5 years of change and challenges at work and it has taken its toll but we have worked through it and will continue to work hard. Any business owner knows it is not a 40 a week job and you need to keep working but we also need to take time to recognize what we have accomplished.
Since my Ironman in 2015, I have felt stuck in one place, not progressing athletically and dealing with the same issues at work. In September, I saw Tony Robbins in Ottawa and made a decision to go to LA in March 2019 for his Unleash the Power Within Seminar, hoping it would help me figure out what's next. Since then I have done a lot of thinking and began to realize how much I have accomplished, Neale and I will be married 30 years in Aug 2019, no small feat these days; we raised 2 sons who both graduated from University, are working and more importantly are great young men; I own/co-own 2 businesses and get to work on amazing projects; as well I have accomplished my goals in running, swimming and triathlon that I have set myself, not an easy task with my work load and other stuff I do.
All this thinking lead me to my word for 2019....
I want to spend 2019 being grateful for all the amazing people in my life, being grateful that my body allows me to do crazy things and to be grateful for my amazing husband and sons who have supported me through it all. Of course, me being me I do have some goals, I have not changed completely! I am going to work towards these goals with a grateful heart and enjoy the journey,