It’s definitely starting to feel like the last half of the year has completely flown by. I sat down to look at my list of blog posts for the past month and realized just how much this space has been ignored. I’m going to try to make blogging more of a priority next year because 1) I enjoy it and 2) keeping a record of what I’m doing and how I’m feeling has been amazing for my training.
In terms of training, following Space Coast, I’m taking a bit of an easy month. This year has been a lot of rebuilding and it was definitely a push towards certain events – getting back to triathlon, getting back to running double digits, and finally getting back to the half marathon. So for December, I’m taking it easy, getting in workouts, but also making sure to prioritize rest and recovery.
Of course, rest is easier said than done in December. I’m sure that rings true for many of us. For me, December means holiday choir concerts. This past weekend, I sang three holiday concerts. It was amazing and insanely exhausting. I joined this choir in January of 2008, so it’s been a pretty constant presence in my life since I moved to DC. Over the past couple of years though, I had sort of started to dread rehearsals. For the most part, I enjoyed participating, and I liked singing, but sometimes, rehearsals felt like a drag. This could be partly because they go from 7:30-10 on a Monday night, which is past my bedtime.
This year, we have a new music director (only the third since the choir began in 1941), and he has brought with him a new energy that I didn’t know I needed. It has made rehearsals a lot more fun, but it’s also an absolutely exhausting way to start the week. Still, I’m enjoying it much more than I have in years, so I’m glad I didn’t give it up.
I’ve been trying to figure out what my goals for 2019 are going to be. 2018 went off the rails quite quickly, but turned out to be a pretty awesome year just the same. I’m hoping we can skip the “off the rails” part and just go into the “pretty awesome” part for 2019.
Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Set goals for the year? Got any suggestions for me?