Just a reminder for myself and maybe something for you to ask me about if you see me and want to make me fess up if I’ve actually been sticking to this or not.

You know those “This day in history” Facebook reminders? Well, one popped up from 2010(!) with this tidbit:

“Total miles ran for 2009: 321.54 @ 9.24/mile pace. 2010 goal is 500 miles @ 8.5. Heading out for a 5k before work, first run of the year!”

So just to be honest with you, I fell short of the 2010 goal but it was my best running year yet and probably the best I’ve felt. I miss running and I aim to get back into it this year as well as better shape. For transparency, here’s how the past few years broke down for running miles:

2009: 321.5 miles (1st year running)
2010: 382.3
2011: 209.6
2012: 259.3
2013: 231.0
2014: 120.4
2015: 102.4

My cycling app only seems to keep last year’s history. I emailed them to see if I can get all of my history so we’ll see but here’s what I have:

2014: 58.65 miles
2015: 402.61 miles (what a difference)

Definitely SLACKED on the past few years with running and STACKED on quite a few pounds but there were lots of changes during those years. New baby, promotion at work and my Dad.

Watching my Dad suffer and my Mom’s heart break right in front of me the past few years took a lot out of us all both physically and emotionally. I know that he would want me to be healthy and able to provide for my family like he did ours and he did not have a lazy bone in his body so this will be a year of rebound and rebirth in honor of him.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.”

Something I forgot that helped me in my walk with God is the ability to meditate and pray while I run/bike/workout! This was so beneficial to me to clear my head and something I’ve been missing but couldn’t quite figure out why my head has been so cloudy in recent times! Looking forward to getting back in my groove so I’m back to firing on all cylinders, hope this inspires you to do the same or at least hold me accountable.


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