2012 was about pushing myself into new territory, physically and mentally. I ran faster, trained harder and pushed further than ever before.
What do I have to show for it? A water bottle, a couple finishers medals and a black toenail. Not much and I’m OK with that.
This year I learned that I run for me. For that feeling of euphoria that only comes after miles and miles alone on the trail. For the pleasure that comes from the pain following a long training week. And for the renewed connection I’ve found with God during my time on the trails. I’ve had friendships grow, pondered the mysteries of creation and learned more about myself.
So, looking forward to 2013, I want to continue on this path. I want to continue to push my limits, learn more about myself and grow my relationships with others.
In the new year, my hope for you, reader, is that you find a path in your life that will bring you the same joy I’ve found in my running.
Happy New Years!