I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.Make your mistakes, next year and forever. Neil Gaiman
There’s a reason that’s been a version of my New Years’ resolution, or as close as I come to one, for three years running. It’s so true.
I don’t do any of the word linkups, but if I had to identify one for 2018, it would be: CONSISTENCY and I’m so proud of that
I ran 680.91 miles in 2018, an average of 56.74 miles/month. I logged (an under count, since I didn’t lot if I just ran without a watch) 193 running days. How did those months shake out?
- January: 56.50; 15 running days
- February: 50.54; 14 running days
- March: 62.68; 16 running days
- April: 62.34 ; 15 running days
- May: 52.84; 16 running days (proud of this, a lot of travel, sitll ran)
- June: 59.82 (doh!); 17 running days
- July: 45.2; 18 running days. Kept the distances down due to PF flare, didn’t stop running. Win
- August: 56.84; 16 running days
- September: 69.22; 18 running days
- October: 50.96; 17 running days
- November: 52.59; 14 running days
- December:61.37; 17 running days
680.91 wasn’t the 700 I’d hoped for, but is a 208.5 mile increase over 2017’s 472.41 miles.
I’m not fast, and I’ll probably never be high mileage in an effort to avoid injury but I’ll take consistency all day any day.
Will update this when I log today’s steps, but I’m coming in around 5.5m steps and just shy of 2,500 miles run/walked on the year. I’m thrilled with and proud of pushing through a challenging December, which seems like a theme.
- 400,780 steps
- 181.26 miles run/walked
- 61.37 miles run
- 1,258,616 steps
- 559.43 miles run/walked
- 164.92 miles run
- 5,570,525 steps
- 2445.64 miles run/walked
- 680.91 miles run
I’m really happy with this. It’s not exactly my goals, but it’s close enough. Added up to an amazing year.
- 104 books read. No reading time this weekend
- 1,117 days in a row food logging which is probably why I lost 6.2 lbs on the year. Great? No. But way better than gaining. Baby steps.
I’m very proud of the year I had. Consistency was a huge part of that. At this time a year ago, I was a nervous wreck about my first half marathon. Today? Nervous about that same half marathon, but I know I can do it.
Here’s to an amazing 2019
How was your year? Would you do anything differently?