There are times in life that require some reflection. I don't often find myself doing this. I am usually of the mindset "keep moving forward" and well, reflecting requires you to look back.
Looking back on the last 12 months there have been many heart aches both on and off the track. It is black and white with how I as a runner define success, I've either improved or I haven't. This year I got injured and missed vital training time and fell extremely short of my goals.
I have made a lot of decisions not only in this past year but in my career as a runner that have required some level of sacrifice in many areas of my life (work, social life, romantic life, family, etc). These are people and situations that I do not take lightly, but still I give them up or alter them to fit into the life I live.
These sacrifices and failures can be a mentally and emotionally hard pill to swallow, as I've said much of all my life is dedicated to this task.
In my reflection, as hard as is has been coping with the failures of this past year, I am reminded of the amazing people that surrounded me during it. I had such an amazing support group through it all and that has value beyond words.
I had great, amazing, loving people who had my back during my hard times and despite my lack luster year, they never doubted me. To you all, I thank you.
As I get back into some easy running and look ahead to next year, I am reminded to "keep moving forward". Here's to another year! The past 15 have been well worth it. #running #life #reflection #goals #dream #giveallornothing #bensonkick #love #family #friends #teammates