It is unbelievable to me that the last time I wrote was to chronicle Marine Corps Marathon training. Well the marathon has come and gone. The training was a disaster for all intents and purposes. Quick wrap of the year: Work took over my entire life.
However, I refused to give up on the marathon. I went to D.C., I ran, walked, and finished my 10th marathon. It was one of the most physically challenging experiences, but perhaps one of the most rewarding.
Today is Christmas. The weather was unseasonably warmer than normal. There is a little snow on the ground, but not quite a white Christmas. It was a beautiful morning for a run/walk. That is where I am at right now.
I am hoping to start writing again on a regular basis. I gave myself over to work almost a year ago. It’s time to take my life back. Writing here once helped me to develop healthier habits and a better lifestyle. This isn’t a resolution or a diet. I’m not waiting until Monday or 1/1. I’m not making promises I can’t keep. I am just admitting that I don’t feel great. I have been in an unhealthy relationship with my job. There is no sense of work-life balance. I am heavy both physically and mentally. It’s time to let the light back in and there is no time like the present.