Friday, 25 November 2011

I am Running a 5K Birthday Race

Its the most WONDERFUL time of the year!
With all the Motivation Mondays, Goal Dress Drama, and possible surgery questions as of late; I have neglected to mention that my 27th birthday is quickly approaching. EEK! Yep as of December 5th another year has come and gone. 26 has not been a stellar year for me so I must admit I won't be sad to see it go. I have been stressed out with all that has been going on, struggling to organize the logistics of my normally hectic life with the added health drama of this year, and have also probably managed to spread myself too thin. I will be the first to tell you that I have not been at my best. And despite my best attempts to stay positive through it all there has been a very noticeable black cloud hovering around my head lately. I have been waiting, waiting, waiting some more for a surgery date - but I have officially been given the all clear until the new year. So I am looking forward to starting my 27th year with and new outlook and a fresh start!

I have mentioned that I want 2012 to be My Year in terms of health and wellness. I am slowly ever so slowly making peace with the fact that there will be a major surgery in the near future and obviously a necessary period of convalescing. But this surgery is all part of my grand plan to lead a proactive healthy lifestyle. Instead of thinking of this part of the process as a negative thing, I have to remind myself that by having this surgery I am choosing to make my health a priority. So this process is all part of the big picture for 2012.

Selection from Last Year's Race
Following in this vein of thinking I have decided to kick-off my birthday festivities by running a 5K. I have signed up for the Santa Shuffle. It's festive! It's fun! And it's for a good cause!  All things that generally float my boat. So if any of my local twitter or blog-o-sphere friends are looking for a silly race to end off this year, I will be there with bells on (maybe literally ha!).  I have purchased my Santa attire and I have been training over the last couple of weeks.  I am really looking forward to kicking my birthday off this way.

I have decided to usher in year twenty-seven this way as a reminder of what this year is all about. I want to be healthy and thriving this time next year. With my surgery behind me, hopefully having achieved that oh-so coveted Marathon glory, and most importantly feeling positive about all that I have accomplished this year, the decisions I have made, and where I am heading. This is why I am on this journey and that is why I have chosen to spend my birthday this way. Remember...

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself"

So this year I am creating the healthy life I want.
Wish me luck!
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten