Can you believe it’s 2013? I can’t. Time has truly gotten away from me lately.
I’ve been reflecting on 2012, and all the big changes that happened over past year. We moved from Northern California to Austin and became homeowners for the first time. I started transitioning from being a stay-at-home mom to a freelance writer (although I do still spend the vast majority of my time in stay-at-home-mom-ville). Nora started preschool, and she turned 2. She went from barely speaking a few words to speaking in full sentences and having entire conversations about her day (or imagined happenings). We weaned, and ditched diapers (except at night, and I am probably jinxing the whole potty-training process by even mentioning it).
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been training for my second marathon, which will take place in 2013. I hit a pretty significant roadblock when I was diagnosed with pneumonia yesterday. I am on an aggressive course of meds and hope to recover quickly, but I’ll need to take at least a week off of running. I am hopeful that I will bounce back and be able to restart my training aggressively, but my hopes of a PR have pretty much been dashed at this point. I am just hanging on, hoping I can complete the 3M Half Marathon weekend after next without too much pain, ramp up to another 20-miler (my last one involved coughing fits… so not good), and then rest up and hope to finish the Austin Marathon with my dignity intact. If I can’t, though, I can’t. I’ve been pushing through for too long, and if there’s one lesson I can take from this, it’s that I need to take care of myself and rest when I need to.
For right now, I’m enjoying hanging out with my family and our friends who are in town visiting, eating black-eyed peas (of course!) and taking it easy.
Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2013, and more good things to come!