This Week’s Gallivantin’: Coasting in to Utah

Welcome to this week’s Gallivantin’! It’s Memorial Day weekend and just two short weeks out from the Utah Valley Half Marathon! It hasn’t been a spectacular training cycle but at the same time, it hasn’t been a total train wreck either. But then again, I don’t know that I’ve ever had a perfect training cycle …is there such a thing? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it until the day arrives that I cannot put one foot in front of the other ….at my age and with the injuries I’ve had in the past, I’m just grateful anytime I can cross a finish line of any distance. Yes, grateful and blessed! Running is a gift, never take it for granted. With that being said, let’s see what the past week had in store for me.Untitled design

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2017 Goals: Ready, Set, Go!

With a brand new year upon us, everyone talks about those infamous resolutions. You know, those big promises we make to ourselves on January 1st and usually have broken all of them by the end of the month!

Today’s Tuesday on the Run topic is all about our 2017 goals and resolutions. Please be sure to stop by the hostesses, Marcia, Erika and Patty‘s, blogs and read all about their plans for the new year. Who knows, you just may be inspired to make a few resolutions and set some goals for yourself! I’m also linking up with the fabulous Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for their Friday Five 2.0 link where they’ll be talking about goals as well!

 

Not to sound pessimistic, but I did manage a gym and experience proved that gym memberships shot through the roof in January and took a nose dive in March. In order to understand why this happens, I think we need to differentiate between resolutions and goals. We often times use these terms interchangeably, but they are not the same. Continue reading

2016: Mission Accomplished

With the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holiday behind us and the excitement and curiosity of a new year right before us, it is natural to find ourselves reflecting back on the year. Was it everything we had hoped it would be when we were in this same place last year? Did we accomplish the goals we set for ourselves? Did we gain strength, both physically and mentally? Continue reading