Happy New Year to one and all!! I suppose it’s better late than never but it’s been a rough month for this here blogger. I always like to start things off on the right foot and 2013 has not really done that. Sunday nights I like to get to bed early so come Monday morning I’m refreshed and ready to get the week going. I like to wrap up projects at the end of a month so that come the new month I can start all these new exciting projects that I’ve been waiting to do. As 2012 ended and I looked back over my goals, plans, and work out log I was fairly happy with the over all success of everything. I didn’t quite make a few year end goals but that’s not a failure just something to inform the next years goals and plans. Things were looking good going into the last week of 2012.
I went on a ride with some friends that was simply awesome but (there is almost always a but isn’t there?) I ended up crashing. It was a pretty spectacular over the bar type crash that no one saw. It hurt but thankfully nothing was broken and I finished the ride. I spent the next couple of weeks in discomfort. Following the crash I picked up a nasty cold/flu and that’s how I spent the first month of 2013. Not very glamorous is it?
It’s amazing how an injury or cold or some other malady can really get you to narrow your focus. Usually at the beginning of January I spend lots of time thinking about what I want to accomplish. How many miles I’m gonna ride during the year and what I’d like to do with this blog and my writing in general. I even start thinking about how I’m going to spend the summer with the kids. None of that happened as I struggled just to get through to the end of a day. Heck there were a couple of days where making it to noon was a major accomplishment. In fact its only been in the last few days that I’ve been able to walk more than a few feet without being attacked by a coughing fit. It’s been quite interesting.
So now it’s the first part of February and I feel like I’ve been yanked off the wagon and just getting back to my feet. It’s nice to feel better and I’m finally able to get my mind to look at the longer term stuff in life which is nice. I think the weather and my health will both be decent enough to get a nice ride in on my next weekend and perhaps with this new ‘vision’ and the ability to not sink into my own suffering my diet will improve a bit. It’s starting to look pretty up for me and my family and I think 2013 is going to be pretty awesome.