Kristen R: December Reflections No. 7 – 10 Days

I thought it would be interesting to look at where my head was about 10 days into this year. Never have I documented a year like this, so the fact that I can look back has made this month’s reflections an interesting exercise.

On Jan. 10, I was on the mend from a nasty cold that hit me three days into the New Year. I was finally feeling like myself again and reflecting on New Year’s resolutions. For years, I’ve made these very lofty health goals come the New Year. They were goals I would internalize, not tell anyone, then not really keep them, either.

This year, the goal was to run daily, but the outcome I was looking for was to write (outside of work) and reflect a little more, to feel healthier, to prove I could make time every day to one little thing for myself that has a positive influence on my life — improving my health.

Although this time of year makes it oh-so-easy to overindulge — and I have certainly done that since Thanksgiving — I’m still making that time. It’s been hard as  holiday gatherings and extra busy year-end work schedules have left me pressed for time, but it’s still happening — and it’s happening every day.

One of the things I noted in that post on day 10 was how good it felt to keep myself accountable — and with 10 days left, I still feel the exact same way.

Gotta run!
Kristen R.

I have had so many after-work things going on, my nightly runs have been nothing more than easy one-milers. But, tomorrow's run -- an 8-mile  neighborhood route -- will push me over the 1,000-mile mark. Finally! And, I'll end the year over 1,000 miles as a get a few more runs during the week of Christmas.

I have had so many after-work things going on, my nightly runs have been nothing more than easy one-milers. But, tomorrow’s run — an 8-mile neighborhood route — will push me over the 1,000-mile mark. Finally! And, I’ll end the year over 1,000 miles as a get in a few more runs during the week of Christmas.

KHP Art Below

KHP - I did not plan well yesterday or today.  LP and I took a walk after her last day of school.  It was not what I planned for my art for the day and I did not have my big camera with me.  I ended up carving last night but I thought this was a little more interesting to view than the progress on the print.  We were gone all day for a family Christmas get together.  I just seems to be a whirlwind for everyone right now.  Any how better get to work:)

KHP – I did not plan well yesterday or today. LP and I took a walk after her last day of school. It was not what I planned for my art for the day and I did not have my big camera with me. I ended up carving last night but I thought this was a little more interesting to view than the progress on the print. We were gone all day for a family Christmas get together. I just seems to be a whirlwind for everyone right now. Any how better get to work:)

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About Kristen R.

Counting down to 40, while juggling motherhood, marriage, the corporate grind & middle-of-the-pack running. It's OK to point & laugh. http://mamaontherunblog.wordpress.com
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3 Responses to Kristen R: December Reflections No. 7 – 10 Days

  1. wwwmama says:

    It’s awesome to look back and know you did it, isn’t it? A great year.

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