Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Saying goodbye to 2014

It's official, I now have my first DNS.

This definitely isn't the way that I wanted to round out 2014, but with my intense monthly gift and GI problems, a 5k just wasn't in the books for today (sorry for the tmi haha).

Instead of being hard on myself, I'm going to crush a 5k tomorrow and reflect back on this past year :)

2014 definitely wasn't my best year for fitness, but it was the year that I finally found a balance :)

Throughout the first half of the year, I was running quite a bit, even though I didn't sign up for any races except for a zombie run with my mom.

Over the summer, I ran/worked out with my friend multiple times a week, except we did it for fun and did whatever workout we felt like doing that day, without the pressure of sticking to a schedule :)

When fall came around, I was suddenly so busy with school 5 days a week and 30+ hours of work! Fitness was soon on the back burner for me, but honestly I think that was one of the best things that happened to me. Instead of pressuring myself to maintain a perfect workout schedule, I really listened to my body and dialed it back, working out when I wanted to instead of feeling like I had to. I did lose a bit of fitness during this time, but it was such a great mental break, and I was able to hop back into strength training this past month feeling refreshed :)

In 2015, I definitely want to focus on getting stronger and running more. I may not be running 4 days a week like I was at one point, but my goal is to find a balance to keep my body AND mind happy :) 

What are some highlights for your 2014?

Do you set New Years Resolutions? If you do then what are yours? :)


  1. Happy New Year Dana! I think finding a balance is equally important if not more so than just crushing fitness records. Sometimes I'm easily led to believe the opposite, but I'm learning to find my balance as well. :) I don't set resolutions but I feel like I'm always working towards something. :)

    1. That's awesome that you're finding your balance, it's so important and it's really easy to overlook! Happy New Year to you too :)