Running Out of 2013

Happy New Year! 

This is likely the last post of the 2013. So, I wanted to leave you all with my thanks for a great couple of months here at this blog. At the very least, I appreciate your attentiveness while I yammer on about myself, but I also appreciate the effect you have by listening. I feel like I have to keep your attention, so I feel like I have to keep running. Thanks for that.

In this year, I have gone from someone who got winded running for 30 seconds to catch the T, to someone who now pushes himself to keep going past 35 minutes. I finished a Couch to 5k program. In the process, I have lost about 25 pounds, and gained a bunch of self-esteem. Using an app called EveryMove, I managed to raise $5 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the process.

Despite that, 2013 has been a hell of a year for my family and myself. We are looking forward to 2014, and hoping it will be a vast improvement. Regardless of how your 2013 was, I genuinely hope 2014 makes it pale in comparison.

For those inclined to make a resolution, I would suggest this: Call yourself on your own bullshit. I think running is a fantastic thing to do, and weight loss is an admirable and wonderful thing, but if you accomplish nothing else this year, learn to distinguish the actual obstacles from your own excuses.

I leave you with the song from whence the title of yesterday’s post comes. The Dismemberment Plan knows exactly how I want to end this year.

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