Well girls, the time is upon us. Time to start thinking about 2016 and all it has to offer. The thing about new years is that they bring about new goals, new ideas and new ideals. We look upon the year that has been with all its ups and downs and plan out a better plan, or celebrate the one that worked out the way we wanted.
Years are funny like that. Sometimes we have great ones, and sometimes we just can’t wait until they are over. But I am here to tell you that no matter what, be thankful, because in every moment comes lessons and we can learn from them.
2015 personally, for me, has been one of the hardest. I had two devastating injuries training for dream races and my big goals had to be put aside for another year. I still look back and cringe when I realise just how bad my injuries were, and yet, I still managed to secure two half marathons and one 50k ultra on the 2015 medal hanger, and a half marathon and 10k PB to boot! I have enjoyed many races on the sidelines cheering on my fellow RMA when I couldn’t run, and many social runs leaning in to learn from those that can.
I am thankful for everything that has come my way this year, good and bad, because it has helped me to grow into the person that I want to be.
I now know what I need to make my 2016 a bright happy year full of fulfilment and chase all of its promises.
So, what does 2016 look for you? Maybe you want to start running, maybe you want to reach a big goal like a half marathon, marathon or an ultra. Perhaps you want to try something new. Perhaps you want to shave time off your favourite distance. Whatever it is, I wish you every success. With RMA behind you and beside you your in safe hands with those that are waiting to celebrate with you.
Please watch some of the RMA 2015 highlights in the link below. Perhaps if you haven’t joined us already, you will now want to in 2016.