Went on a 4.5 mile run this morning. Boy was it COLD out!! I got to thinking about my year. On Jan 1st, we ran 13.1 miles with some friends. So I started the year running and ended the year running. It is crazy to think of all that has happened in these last 365 days.
Things were different then, I was different then. I had only run 2 marathons in the last 7 years. I ran 4 marathons this year! Buster hadn't come to live with us. Gus and Wookie were still alive and we didn't know that either of them was even sick. That was probably the hardest thing to think about. I miss them SO much. I love Buster and he has certainly healed my heart, but I sure do miss those sweet babies.
I was about 5 pounds heavier. I wore the same pants today that I wore on Jan 1 when I ran. Today I had to keep pulling them up because they are a bit too big. Our business is in a different place that it was back then. We've worked hard this year to move it foward.
I wasn't really sure I could actually do an Ironman, but I was signed up for one. Today, I am an Ironman finisher and I know that I can do anything I set my mind to do.
Then, there are things are still the same, in many ways I am still the same. That group of friends I ran with on Jan 1...I will be running with most of them again this Sunday. Trevor is still my best friend in the entire world. I still love our pets and our life. I am still full of excitement about the future and what it holds for us.
I wonder where I will be at this time next year, how things will be different, how they will be the same. The one thing I know for sure - you never know what life has in store for you. That is what makes it great...and sometimes tragic.
Happy New Year.