I think this is a wonderful time of year. I know people will say that New Years Resolutions do not make a difference; that they will not last, but I think it is important all the same. I like the idea of starting new, refreshing old goals, re-evaluating where you are at in life and trying again. After all, I believe that is part of our purpose - to renew our hearts and start again.
Life is short, be kind, be the one.
I love this time a year. I hope this is a time of peace for everyone and you have a great holiday season. It has been an interesting and challenging year, but I think a rewarding one with much growth.
I have been working hard to better my 5k time every Friday. I try to workout doing weights and a little running during the week and then on Friday I run a 5K on the treadmill. I got a little discouraged last week because my time was terrible and I kept getting shin splints when I ran. Still I continued on and these are my results:
Decided for various reasons not to try a 5K yesterday. My goal has been to complete a 5K every week. I began last week and I thought I did OK. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 47 min. I don't remember completely. That all changed.
I was reading another of a long list of motivational writings and it said the same things - If you want to be happy and successful do these things.
It was a bit unusual for me this week. It was 10 pm and I had not been to the gym, so I decided to go. I have not been that late and there really wasn't anyone there. I have had the goal of running a 5k in 45 min on the treadmill and so far have not reached it. I decided to give it a go on Wed.
I try my best not to watch the news, not to get caught up in the non-sense of the day - and believe me, it is all non-sense. The news is simply meant to make you feel scared, depressed, and helpless; to cause contention; and to sell your depression for a price.
On Saturday, I decided to take my workout up a notch. I decided to try a 5k on the treadmill and aim for 45 min. This meant I had to average 4 MPH, which is a fast walk or jog.
Call this experience what you will, but I can have no doubt that there is a God and that He is there for us.