In the first six months of the year it felt like the blows just kept coming, and there were times when I wasn't sure I could handle it. But if running has taught me nothing else it's taught me that I am stronger than I think I am. When it gets hard - that's when you push the most. Even if the hard stuff is emotional rather than physical, the same rules apply.
I've dealt with the perils of 2013 in the way I deal with everything - head down, gutting it out, and keeping myself so distracted that there was rarely time to focus on what was getting me down. I traveled all over Michigan for work (twice to Crystal Mountain, Spring Lake, Frankenmuth, a week in Detroit, Traverse City), as well as Denver, Washington, DC (six times!), Pittsburgh, West Virginia (four times), Toronto, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Chicago, Indianapolis and Norfolk, VA. Later this week we head to California for a week's vacation to San Francisco, Monterey and finally to Pasadena to watch my husband's Michigan State Spartans play in the 100th Rose Bowl.
|Relaxing in Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|Look at 2014 - here we come!|