Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Living in South Carolina Makes You Soft

Well hello!

This is the first year in a long time that I haven't written anything about New Year's resolutions. Not that I don't have any but just that I've been busy. To read up on my suggestions on how to resolve to live a healthy happy life, feel free to check back on previous years.

2016 was a whirl-wind of activities. A lot good, some not so good. Over all though, another great year to be alive.

My resolutions include running more and drinking less. In fact, I am shooting to run 2,017 miles this year. So far I am at 12. Seems like a long way to travel, but so do most journeys that are worth taking.

This weekend will be helpful with my first ever 50k race scheduled for this Saturday. I suspect this past week of 0 miles of running while in NH and NYC(Kenny and I spent NYE in Times Square-surprisingly fun), will not help the outcome.

Also not helpful: living in SC. Why you ask? Because running here is easy. Nice weather, and fairly flat terrain. AND the beer flows like wine. Breweries are plentiful and seem always to be beckoning. Add in the fact that you don't have to spend hours stacking wood or shoveling and you can see how easy it is to get soft. And soft I have become. I noticed this on my first run back in NH. My legs and lungs felt like junk on a hill that I, at one point, wouldn't have even noticed. Hence my resolutions.

Anyway, just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and hope that each of you have resolved to live a happier and healthier life in 2017.

Until next time,


1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure that I haven't even walked 2017 miles in my almost 69 years, so don't feel badly. You are too hard on yourself.