Well, I mean the title says it all, I am very ready for 2021. I will not try to tell you my year has been terrible, it hasn’t, I am very lucky, I still have a job and have been told we are now WFH forever. I love working from home, Rosie loves that I work from home, so this is a win. Lars still has his job, we are both busy and other then no traveling and not being able to see our families much this year wasn’t terrible. Do I miss traveling, of course, do I Miss just being able to see my family yes, but in the scheme of things, I am doing fine.
Before Covid went and ruined everything, I did get to travel a bit. I ran a half in Baton Rouge, LA and actually had a really great race and time there.
Then I got to run the Old Fashioned 10 miler in February and again, had another great race.
And at the end of February I got to go to Texas and see my cousin Garrett get married, which was a lovely time and I am so glad I went.
And that was it for traveling. I did keep up running, did a couple virtual races but that was it. I decided to take October off and rest and now I am back at it. Training for some big goals for 2021, which I will get into later.
Some wins for 2020, I did manage to do one big thing I have always tried and failed at, I finally stopped biting my nails. Being home all the time actually helped with this, as I wasn’t driving and sitting in traffic 5 days week, which would leave me bored and so, would bite my nails. Now if I get bored, I find something else to do, tweet, play phone games, read, clean. So yeah pretty happy about this
Around May, my office decided that almost all office workers, would be work from home permanently, so I made the decision that I would no longer have natural colored hair. So…yeah my hair is purple now and I love it
Now onto plans for 2021…
I also realize all of this could go to shit, I’m not that delusional, but trying to be positive. So, 2021 will be a big birthday year for me, in June, I will turn 40, so I needed some big goals for this year, and hopefully getting vaccinated will be on that list too.
March 7, 2021 – Little Rock Half Marathon (I have signed up for this) I have always wanted the medals they give out for this race, so I signed up. They have a great covid protocol and if it is cancelled, then I can defer to 2022, which is what I prefer, I am done with virtual.
June 19, 2021 – Anchorage Mayors Midnight Sun Marathon (not registered yet) I have been told registration will open in early 2021 so I will sign up then, but I have always wanted to go to Alaska for my 40th and hoping this will happen.
October 16, 2021 – Urban Bourbon Half, deferral from 2020
December: BMW Dallas 50k (not even open to sign up) but I want to do one Ultra and this one seems like a good one all road and get to visit my Aunt in TX. I know this is a repeat state, but I wanted to do an ultra for my 40th year and this race meets the criteria I want.
I do want to get some PRs in 2021, so I will continue working with my very awesome coach Kristen from findyourstridecoaching.com and hopefully see those lower numbers in 2021. Excited to get back to a “normal” life and travel again, and hopefully see some new and old running friends out there.
I send love to everyone who has had a rough 2020, I hope 2021 brings you peace and joy