Hello, and a happy new year to you! Thanks for stopping by for my first blog post, and I hope you stick around for more.
A few new years thoughts… I’m not a huge fan of “new years resolutions” because they feel very final to me. Like, if you don’t fulfill that resolution, you’ve failed. Even though you probably didn’t fail because you did put forth effort. I am sure they are great for some people, but I like to go another route.
This year, Ive decided to have a word of the year. I feel like it will enhance my efforts this year as a whole. My word is INTENTION. Intention means ‘to aim or to act in a certain way’ or ‘a course of action that a person intends to follow’. Being (or trying my best to be) intentional in each thing I do gives deeper purpose for that thing. Wether it be the time I decide to wake up each morning, interactions with my children or husband, a book I choose to read, or a run, being intentional in my WHY of doing those things will hopefully make me put more thought into all that I do, and give meaning and importance to it.
I’m curious- what are your thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions? Or New Year’s goals? I love to hear what other people do. Did you choose a word for the year? I would love to know what and why!
And now… onto RUNNING! My very favorite thing.
I live in Utah, the land of the beautiful (albeit cold and snowy) winters. The question I get asked most frequently is “So do you take the winter off of running?” or “Do you only run on the treadmill in the winter?” My answer: NO!
You’ll soon learn this about me- I absolutely loathe the treadmill. To be honest, I’d rather not run if it came down to running outside or running on a treadmill (but in the end I would if that was my ONLY option ). I know many people love it, and it definitely has its place in the running world; I really should be less stubborn about it, but I will forever and always choose to run outside.
Winter provides some of the most beautiful skies, and breathtaking views. If you learn how to layer properly, its really not so bad! I get that down to a science after a little trail and error every year at the beginning of the winter season. Those views make suffering the elements totally worth it.
Todays run was quite possible the wettest run I’ve ever done. The snowflakes falling felt like little tiny razor blades as the wind blew them into my face. My hair was a soaking wet mess. But, I really quite enjoyed myself!
Do you run outside in the winter? How do you make it bearable in those cold and windy temps?