Happy 2015! A little photo journey below of my recent travels…
I can’t believe I’m entering year five of blogging bliss!
And with a new year comes endless possibilities and a clean slate.
I have a lot of ideas brewing in my head related to my fitness goals this year and still need some time to sort them out.
These last few weeks, though, I took a hiatus from all things fitness and took a trip to Russia (over Christmas) and Belgium (over New Year’s).
What an amazing adventure! While I did a ton of walking (in snow boots most of the time, no less) and ice skated on Christmas night, I also ate a lot (especially in Belgium–waffles, chocolate and beer make for a great diet, right?).
But no matter, I was with good friends and so very happy away from the everyday priorities of life back home.
And while some find travel to a foreign land stressful, to me it’s somewhat freeing when you don’t understand the language being spoken.
Moreover, “disconnecting” from technology–be it the phone, texting, email, or browsing Facebook was also a welcome respite. I have returned feeling a bit more whole again.
In the new year, I want to live a simpler life–to more fully enjoy the everyday, to wake up each morning praising God for what He’s done in my life, to truly enjoy moments with friends and family, to quiet my mind from the many to-do’s that float around my brain, and to make more me-time
(after all, as much as I love being productive and spending time with my friends, every night does not need to be filled with priorities and get-togethers). Already this week I have incorporated some of these things and what a difference it makes!
As for the blog this year, I have some ideas up my sleeve.
For one, I have already signed up for my very first Spartan race (perhaps with a little trepidation) that takes place in August. I figured this would be a great motivator to work on my upper body strength for the obstacles.
I also still hope to do another triathlon–aiming for an Olympic distance. Race suggestions (and training buddies) are most welcome. I’d like to incorporate more guest blog pieces on the site, as well as some product reviews this year. But the main thing is to have fun with it all and spread some inspiration to others.
Here’s to a fabulous 2015 to you!