As I approach the 10 year anniversary to the day I made the best decision of my life (which was to quit drinking and finding health), all while coming out the other side of 2020 leaves me at a point of reflection and determination.
What I have learned over the last 10 years through adversity and transformation, is that challenges are constant. You beat one, and another shortly follows. It's like a game of whack a mole…
I have found passions and pursuits both personal and professional in this journey, and I have had success and failure with all of them. I have always had the grit to push forward, but this last year it got a little trickier to navigate.
Time to step it up.
For years running has been my way of seeing nature, escaping for hours on a trail to be free with my thoughts and push my body a couple times a week. It centered me, but last year it became something more. As the lockdowns started and our way of life got derailed I knew I needed to adapt quickly. So I looked to my feet. A couple days a week became everyday and miles started adding up, creating a healthy distance from me and the dark side of 2020 and my own mind.
So I am going to celebrate my one good decision to quit drinking by running the furthest distance of my life, 10 years to the day I made that choice. February 21st, 2021 I will be running 30 miles somewhere in Northern California, with the intention to become an ultra runner by year's end.
Having and attaining goals is the source of courage and strength that gives you the perspective to overcome those challenges daily, big or small.
Time to celebrate your accomplishments by setting your sights on the next one!