It’s been a busy year and a half. Really busy.
March 2016: We put our house on the market. We got engaged.
May 2016: My job went sideways with the Fort McMurray fires. I ran my first half marathon.
June 2016: We confirmed the date and venue for our wedding, and put down a down payment.
July 2016: We sold our house. We bought a house while in the beer garden at Calgary Folkfest.
August 2016: We moved temporarily in to my sister’s house for five weeks.
September 2016: We moved in to our new home.
October 2016: Ran my second half marathon.
February 2017: My fiance was laid off.
April 2017: I took on a new volunteering commitment that has stretched my professional skills.
May 2017: Ran my third half marathon.
August 2017: I changed jobs (voluntarily). Ran my fourth half marathon.
September 2017: We got married. We’re now broke. And still a single-income household.
So, basically, we’ve experienced most major life events in 18 months – and we’re still standing.
Admittedly, my running has taken a hit. I’ve run three more half marathons since May 2016, but I haven’t been able to best my first half marathon time, and the rest are not worth mentioning.
So, in writing, I am putting down my goals for 2018:
I will run at least three half marathons (tentatively February, April/May and October/November)
- I will achieve a PB on my half marathon time in 2018
- I will run one sprint triathlon in 2018 (tentatively August)
- I will run one obstacle-type race in 2018
As part of this, I need to get back down to an athletic weight, like I was in May 2016. That will be my goal for the rest of 2017, and leading in to 2018.
So, there you go – I’ve put it out there. No more excuses. Just hitting goals. It’s a good thing I have a great running group (go Westhills Warriors!) to help me get there.