a strong mind looks forward, not back.

2016 started out as one of my toughest years, by far.  I struggled with how much to share about it and truthfully, I didn't know how to write about it without sounding negative or drawing unwanted attention to it.  So instead, I just didn't write about it, at all.  In fact, I hardly wrote any blog posts in 2016 and the entries that did make the cut were all related to training or trail running only.  All 4 of them.

In retrospect, I regret not sharing more about all the events that took place throughout the year.  I am actually really proud of how strong I was, how positive I remained and in the end, 2016 turned out to be one of the best of my life!  Interesting, I know and the contrast alone, of "toughest" turning into "the best" makes me wish I had documented more, so that I had the stories and lessons to reflect upon.  None-the-less, this is life's way of teaching us sometimes and I "woulda, shoulda, coulda" can become a great motivator for the future.  After all... a strong mind looks forward, not back.

On that note, it has motivated me to start writing again and I decided to create a new blog platform.  I wanted a place that would inspire me and also be more simplified so I could make smaller contributions, more frequently throughout the year and as my thoughts, struggles, triumphs etc. unfold. 

One of my goals for 2017, is to dive into my blog more frequently and I am looking forward to sharing more stories as I go...