Happy New Year to everyone!
I took a few weeks off to be with my family and enjoy our winter break. After being so ill last summer with migraines, I have learned that I really have to take care of my health and reduce stress, especially during more chaotic times such as the holidays. It was so nice to be disconnected from my computer and enjoy time with my kids. We spent time doing puzzles, playing games, going for walks, and even got away for our annual after Christmas Vacation to Palm Springs.
I love the feeling of the New Year. Although I do not do resolutions, it always feels so good to re-evaluate and create a picture of what I want to manifest in my life. It’s almost like a wave crashing down and a new one rolling in. I am going to take a ride on that energy and for me personally this year is going to be about “Letting Go.” I want to clean up a few areas of my life that have become messy, from my closets to my diet. Instead of saying get rid of, I like the idea of letting go instead. It’s not a negative thing to let go of things, situations, and people that aren’t a priority. It’s not saying goodbye. It’s allowing space for new opportunities to manifest in our lives. Freeing space in your life and mind can be very empowering and with my chronic migraine disease and all that goes with that, power is what I need right now more than ever.
I truly hope and pray that whatever you desire for the new year transcends in your life as well. May 2017 be full of joy and peace for all of us.
I wanted to share my top posts for 2016 with you. You may have already read them or perhaps you are new to this site, either way, I hope you enjoy.
Top 5 Running Posts of 2016
25 Things Runners Do Wrong— It sounds so negative, but actually it’s really helpful, I’m guessing that’s why it such a popular post, it’s full of useful information.
10 Simple Tips for Running Your First Half Marathon— I wrote this post a few years ago and it continues to be one of my top reads. Simple and realistic tips for someone new to the longer distance races.
The Best Foods for Runners— I wrote this last year and it quickly shot up to the top. Simple but important information.
15 Hacks to Make Running a Little Less Miserable— Who doesn’t want a few tips to make things a little nicer when they run?
How to Avoid GI Issues on a Run— I am guessing many of us are getting the “runs.”
Top 5 Recipes Posts of 2016
All Natural No Sugar Added Electrolyte Drink— This is my number one post! I have people email me all of the time asking questions and giving me positive feedback. It’s a delicious and natural alternative to store bought drinks that are full of junk ingredients.
Sugar-Free Teriyaki Sauce— So many of us love Teriyaki, but can’t tolerate all of the sugar. This sauce is so delicious! In fact, it’s in my crock pot right now with some chicken.
Honey Chipotle Black Bean Burger— These are just so great to throw on the BBQ or grill pan. Even my kids love them, which is saying a lot… I’ve got some picky eaters.
Sugar-Free Simple Syrup— This can be used in any drink as a sweetener, from iced tea to cocktails. Making this syrup is super easy.
Crunchy Thai Style Quinoa Salad— One of my summer favorites, also great in a mason jar or for a brown bag lunch.
Top 5 DIY Posts of 2016
DIY Electrolyte Drink— Same recipe as above.
DIY Portable Fuel— If you’re like me, your stomach can’t tolerate certain brands of gels. I don’t make a habit of eating candy, but in a marathon, it’s important to fuel properly. You can make your own portions with the fuel of your choice with this useful DIY.
DIY Weatherproof Race Pace Band— Very useful on race day. I know some people don’t use them, but I have always found them great to keep me on track.
DIY Handheld Water Bottle Holder— Why spend all that money on a water bottle when you can make your own for pennies? Plus, if you have to throw it out on race day, it’s almost guilt free.
12 DIY Projects for Runners— At the bottom of this post is a round-up of all of my DIY projects for runners.RunWiki's Top 15 posts of 2016- includes #running #recipes and #diy 's #RunChat #Fitfluential Click To Tweet
I hope everyone enjoyed the Holidays and I look forward to “letting go” to make room for new opportunities in 2017.
How about you? Do you have a focus or goal? What are going to let go of this year?