My sister and her family left last night. I drove them to LAX for a 10:40 pm flight back to South Carolina. Her husband left a few days early since he is in the Navy and had to re-enlist in time to get his bonus! I felt bad that she had to fly across the country with two small kids but she handles it like a boss! The house is so quiet now that they are gone. It made me sad last night to come home to a big empty house.
After we got home, I was pretty tired and no intentions of staying up until midnight since I had a group run to get to in the morning. This is how I spent my New Year Eve and morning for the most part...in my warm and comfy bed!
The girls were planning on 8-9 miles but it always turns into more so I wanted to be well rested. We ended up eating 11.25 hilly miles for breakfast. It felt good to tackle those hills but I am sure I am going to feel it tomorrow even though our pace was easy.
My first race of the year will be a half marathon on Sunday. I kind of decided on it at the last minute since I you need to get my behind in gear. I am going to use it as a training run since I have a 13 mile run at marathon goal pace on the schedule. I have no goals for this race but to finish it since my motivation has been lacking and I probably cannot even hang at MGP!
Tonight we will be having dinner with my friend who lost her husband four months ago. She is doing a lot better and learning to take life one day at a time. I am not a big New Year's Resolution person but if there is one thing that I want to work on this year it is being thankful for what I have and appreciating every day of my life for what is worth. Tomorrow is not promised and your life can change in the blink of an eye. My friend is living proof of this and watching her and her young son struggle has been very tough for me.
Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who continue to support me and read this blog!
Are you a New Year's Resolution person?
Any Resolutions for 2014?