Monday, December 26, 2016

End of the Streak, Holidays, Looking Ahead

So I lost my running streak at Day #29 this year (the eve of Christmas Eve). There are a lot of reasons for it, but in the last month or so I've been lacking in sleep and having a really hard time making time to go for a run. We had the baby's first birthday party on Friday, and my wife got sick with a fever around that time as well, so I hosted the party while she rested and then have been helping care for her while she recovers.

Christmas Day was excellent. We woke up early, did gifts with the baby, and then ate before retiring to bed so my wife could rest. The baby absolutely loved her gifts, and has had a fun time playing with them (along with us.) We've been reading (playing, really) with board books lately, and she'll now ask me to read to her, or offer me books, and accept other books from me. That's a pretty cool thing that has had me thinking a lot about literacy and how important starting kids around books from day one is. I may do a post on that in the next couple of weeks.

I'm looking to get back out on the road, of course. But I'm not going to rush it. We have good years and bad, and I have to deal with the fact that this year was not one of the better ones in my running career. I'll get to all of that when I further assess my running goals and resolutions later this week.

Moving forward I'll be making a race calendar for 2017, and making the appropriate plans to support my running of those races. I'm hopeful that 2017 will be a more adventurous year for me, but truly as long as I'm able to keep moving I'm grateful for that.

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