"So, what are your plans for 2013?"
Oh, I had plans.
They were amazing.
Big plans. PlanZ with a Z. Cos a Z gives everything street cred...
Pretty sure the epic planz were the shiz... something about using my bada** mtb to make my legs uber strong so I could get out and destroy a Half Distance Triathlon... after I destroyed my Half Marathon PR in March and accomplished a solid sub 4 marathon in May... At least, I think that's what they were...
I'm not 100% sure I remember anymore, and even though I have them written down, I'm not going back to look at them.
I can tell you what my plans weren't.
I wasn't planning on missing the entire month of March because I had some kind of weird illness on the last Wednesday of February. And what's crazy is that even though I lost my fitness, there is no point in feeling badly about not working out. I don't have guilt. I was sick enough to be hospitalized and have nursing students move into my apartment to take care of me...
Part of viewing health from a holistic stand point is the idea that health encompasses physical, mental and social well being. So, health has to involve resilience.
In my case, part of being resilient is making a new plan that makes the "illness" & "injury" of the past year just another part of a learning experience.
And I did learn some things from being sick.. mostly I learned is that unexpected things happen and that I'm lucky... and I learned I need to work with what I have.
So, what are my plans for 2013? "To accomplish personal success, as defined in the moment, by me".
My "List" of 2013 FUN includes a bunch of events throughout the year, including a 100 mile bike ride in August.
However, I should really point out that the priorities are more like..
Keep it all in perspective
ride my new bike
savor the run