Seeing a rainbow at the close of the year seems like a pretty good sign that good things are just around the corner, right?
I won’t do the obligatory “looking back” post, since there are a few things that I’d rather not remember.
Case in point, when this happened in Boston, Massachusetts on Patriot’s Day.
But then, I do want to remember this amazing day, so there’s that.
And then, let us forget one of the worst races of my life.
But not before we remember a 5K personal record that I set my mind to after that failure.
And I must at least acknowledge the fact that my legs ran 2, 928 miles in 2012. Crazy.
I am approaching 2013 with renewed vigor, using both the highs and lows as my ammunition to become a better mother, friend, runner and blogger.
I want to accomplish a lot next year. A lot.
But at the top of my list is being a better mother. I want to be more patient, more understanding, more inspiring, more encouraging and more present.
Though I would love to say that my boys have never seen me lose my cool, I would be lying. I am not perfect. But I try my best every single day. And they know it, for they witness the struggle.
I do not give up on myself and I do not give up on them.
So on that note, here’s to another productive year, both as a runner and as a mother!