Good bye 2013!
Happy New Year’s Eve!
Tub on the Run is nearly a year old, so first up – thank you for dropping by, whether regularly or as a one off – I didn’t think anyone would read my ramblings! 2013 has been probably one of the most stressful but most rewarding years of my living memory, and thankfully, is one that is filled with many good memories.
January 2013 also saw me start Couch to 5k, which I later completed in the Spring. Those first few runs were tough, but I enjoyed seeing the progress I made.
May saw me go for my first parkrun at Killerton – a beautiful setting for a 5k run on a Saturday morning. While I have done less than I would like, I have enjoyed each run and getting to meet Sharon from Shazruns in real life has been great (though admittedly, 2013 has not seen us actually manage to grab a cuppa together!). I was slow, and I am still slow, but I enjoy the fresh air in the morning, and I have had the chance to meet some lovely people that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.
September gave me the opportunity to run in a different country. M and I joined his mother and stepfather for their wedding in Cyprus. The weather was beautiful, but it was definitely early morning runs only. I only managed the one run, but I enjoyed the experience nonetheless. After all, it isn’t every day that you encounter mountain goats on your run!
October was marked by my hen do. I still cannot thank my sister enough for organising such an amazing day. It was absolutely perfect, and not a penis straw in sight!
November was huge. Like massive. I married the love of my life and had the most beautiful day with our nearest and dearest. We enjoyed a week off after the wedding, and headed to Sheffield and Cardiff to get away for a couple of days. I returned to a promotion, which has been deeply rewarding and challenging all at the same time.
December has continued to be challenging in terms of work, but I had a great achievement in terms of completing my first ever 10k race.
Weight loss wise, I have not lost as much as I would have liked, but I have lost what I deserved to lose – the amount of effort I have put in has yielded the result I have got. While I am still at a net loss, and my first 10 weeks of the year showed weekly losses, getting to 15st 11.5lbs, my lack of consistency has seen a gain.
In terms of marshalling (motorsport), it has been a quiet year for us, which has been nice on one hand (we’re not gallivanting off to different counties every other weekend), but I have missed it.
Overall, 2013 has been a good year, and I am looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings.