So, here we are, the final Weekly Wrap of 2017 and on the cusp of a brand new year filled with endless possibilities. Oh, the races we will run and the places we will go! I have thoroughly enjoyed following all of you on your many adventures this year and look forward to seeing what 2018 holds for everyone.
Since I’ve already posted my year in bling, I won’t give a full yearly recap. However, as I look back on 2017, I will say that it has been a ‘fabulous’ year! Of course, it wasn’t all rainbows and gumdrops …but I like to focus on the positives and there were plenty to remember.
I kicked the year off with a New Years/50th birthday celebration in Savannah Georgia. Major Hubs made sure my 50th was filled with champagne, confetti and fireworks …one of the perks of being a New Years baby!
Even though I started the year off with a running injury, I managed to squeak out an early half marathon then took it easy until our trip to Utah in June. What a fabulous experience it was running through the canyons of Provo and meeting some fellow bloggers for the first time. The rest of the summer, for the most part, was spent on my bike. This was a welcome reprieve from the sweltering summer heat and allowed my lingering ankle injury to heal. While I may have logged my lowest summer miles ever, I also logged my highest cycling mileage and ultimately led to a bucket list item getting checked off …that Dam Century ride with Holly! I bounced back and finished the year with a couple of half marathons and one ‘fabulous’ girls trip! #holottaPCB
This year brought a new house, a fabulous trip to Hawaii, a handful of other weekend getaways, a few trips to visit the college boy, family gatherings and many wonderful memories made with one another.
Since this is the Weekly Wrap, I can’t wrap this up without being held accountable for my workouts this week:
- Monday: Christmas Day – no workouts and lots of food!!
- Tuesday: 5 recovery miles – avg pace 10:56
- Wednesday: 30 min Spin Bike, afternoon with the youngest son and movie night with the hubby
- Thursday: 7 miles – 8 x 600/400 rest with 1 mi wu/cd – avg pace 10:57
- Friday: De-Christmasfying the house and rest
- Saturday: 19 mile long run – this was a struggle from the beginning. My legs were still tired from the speedwork on Thursday and this 50-year-old body is just feeling beat up…. but I pushed through and did it! I really wanted to finish this run around 3:50 ..instead, it took me right at 4 hours. Here’s hoping that fresh legs on race day will allow me a little faster time. Overall, I’m very pleased with how this run went and it was a huge confidence booster
December Miles: 110.6
2017 Total Running Miles: 756.8
2017 Total Cycling Miles: 774.10
While there have been past years that I was glad to see come to an end, this is not one of them. It truly has been a great year and I’m thankful for each and every experience. When I started this blog, I was struggling with the changes that mid-life, menopause and empty-nesting can bring. My goal was to not only encourage and inspire others going through similar phases of life, but to also lean on the support and encouragement of other women while finding a new ‘fabulous’ version of myself. I’m happy to report that, while it has been and I’m sure will continue to be a bumpy ride, I have found ‘fabulous’ at fifty! I’ve learned to accept and embrace this new phase of life and look forward to experiencing all things ‘fabulous’ that life has to offer throughout the years to come.
Thank you for following me on this journey!
…and that’s a wrap for 2017!
Happy New Year!
Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one year at a time!
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup! and surely I’ll buy mine! And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.
We two have run about the slopes, and picked the daisies fine; But we’ve wandered many a weary foot, since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream, from morning sun till dine; But seas between us broad have roared since auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand my trusty friend! And give me a hand o’ thine! And we’ll take a right good-will draught, for auld lang syne.