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 suppose I could have shared more. I had some personal health issues I was going through at the exact same time my Dad was going through similar issues. It was a really tough time, however I am 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 as my year unfolds. We will see how this goes, as I usually struggle the most with finding the time to write ;)