This year was no different. Add to that mix some injury & health issues and you end up finding yourself evaluating more than your weekly mileage!
On a positive note, this year I've had the opportunity again to travel and run experiencing different countries. This year, the list included England, Germany, Switzerland, Canada. I make the best of traveling away from the family to send them snaps via social media to check out where I am; all the while, letting them know I'm safe.
|Niagara Falls, Canada|
Other positives include working with a new, exciting start-up/spin-off in healthcare business (hence my travel) and on a family note, seeing both of my kids progress to the next level in their respective activities. My son, playing for an elite/club team in soccer and my daughter making a dance competition team and then being given the opportunity to do more dances in competition.
On a lesser 'positive' note - we've had to experience the injury & health-related issues of not 1, but 2 concussions from soccer. My 12-year old son, has unfortunately suffered 2 concussions in just 5 months. And while he's doing better today-it's been a long road for him. The next few months will bring a lot of caution and physical therapy. Rather than chronicling my own running - I'll be focused on his training and recovery over the next few months. And while soccer remains a question mark for him in the future, he's excited to start his progress running as part of his journey.
So, here's to a Happy, Healthy New Year!!