elisariva

Seizing life's joys and challenges physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Off To a Good Start

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I have many memories of New Year’s Day being bitter cold and snow covered. It was those memories that prevented me from not liking the 42 degree damp morning today as I headed out for my 10 mile run. Oh there were several spots where I was running against 25 mph wind gusts, but it felt good to start the year off with a long run. I am feeling good about my preparation for the half marathon I have coming up in February. If running hills in cold weather is what I have to do, then the race on the flat lands of Jacksonville, FL will be a welcomed challenge.

The year also started well as I was able to visit my father and share the sauerkraut and sausage I had cooking in my slow cooker all morning. He is 91, and sharing a meal and a conversation is something I take to heart. I am aware those days won’t be around forever. But as I mentioned, I am seizing the day, and today was a good one to seize.

Tomorrow I will tackle the pool. If I can make it out of my driveway with the blizzard that is forecast to hit tonight…

Author: elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

One thought on “Off To a Good Start

  1. Now I realize why you are a Triathalete. With the winters up there, you need an escape from the cold and why not make that an indoor spin or a swim. Hopefully, you didn’t get too much of a blizzard and are able to make it to the pool safely…..And you are currently kicking my butt for total mileage this year.

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