So I survived another year and it's time to look back on the events that shaped the last 12 months.
It is not a matter of being optimistic or pessimistic ... I don't care whether the glass is half full or half empty. I want to know what's in the glass.
I could easily bemoan the injuries, illnesses and crises that seem to have plagued the past few years, but the truth is the rough times help me appreciate the better times and happy events even more.
In 2011 I was able to enjoy my nephew's wedding ... I saw another nephew graduate college ... My family and I took a small vacation to Las Vegas and had a very good and relaxing time.
Part of me feels like I fell short of some goals. I did not complete a marathon, but I did complete a half marathon while injured. I could not sustain the tiny bit of training momentum I started at the beginning of the year, but at this point I am happy being able to walk without substantial pain.
I guess like all years 2011 had plenty of ups and downs. I do not have any specific goals for 2012 other than surviving ... and maybe getting back to training ... and if things go well maybe a marathon late in the year ... We'll see.