First, let's talk about the whirlwind that was 2013. In January I broke my toe playing indoor soccer and let it heal for a measly 3ish weeks before I ran 4 miles on it. (It still hurts to this day when I run.) I also learned that I'm terrible at interviews, however I would be better now because part of my job is screening interviewees and candidates for my company.
In February I ran my first half marathon. It was the Disney Princess Half and I "ran" it with my BFF in Disney World. It was a fun experience because we got to see each other, but it is not a race I would recommend. Too crowded. Too expensive. Too humid.
In March I started the ever-so-popular Frisky Friday trend and I met some of my favorite bloggers at the time. I'm proud to now call them my friends and we hang out with and without our kids on a regular basis.
April was busy as fuck. I lost a fight with my shoes and busted it in the parking lot at the grocery store. I still have the scar to prove it. I ran my second half with my new blogger friends after training for only 2 weeks. I bought my condo and moved out of my dad's place, where I had been living since my divorce the prior September. I also got my job that I have now.
In May I discovered it's cute as fuck when my kid tries to say "frog" and I ran my first mud run.
In June I wrote one of my most clever (in my opinion) Frisky Friday posts.
In July I created my bucket list and crossed a few things off it in honor of my birthday, for which my friend threw me a Harry Potter costume party. I also ruled out cleanses as a legit means to detox and/or lose weight.
Aw, this was back when I had grass in my (tiny) yard.
In August I made a how-to video for my Nerky Bun and was blown away by the positive reaction from it. I vowed to make more videos, so I did a vlog with Mama Laughlin a couple of weeks later, in which we drank in her driveway and answered questions. We got a lot of positive feedback, but also a lot of negativity around it which I wasn't prepared for and it hurt my feelings, so I haven't made a video since. I also tore my ACL but didn't know it just yet.
In September I found out that I had torn my ACL and my meniscus (playing soccer) instead of just the meniscus like they had originally thought. I was devastated about it. I had surgery on Sept. 4. Eight days later I was back in the gym because I'm stubborn like that.
In October I had my first Brazilian wax, which we'll talk more about later. I also went to my first strip club with a new blog friend. Those two events were mutually exclusive, just FYI.
In November I met yet another couple of bloggers and finished my third half of the year less than 12 weeks post-op from ACL surgery. I ran 7.5 miles with zero training and walked the rest. I'm proud to say I did it.
I finished out the year in December by playing Santa for my 2 year old who is starting to understand Christmas. Along the way my son has grown into such a fun toddler. My blog has grown and you people are who I have to thank for that. I've continued to lose weight and improve my body and mind. Here's to an ab-fab 2014!
I hesitate to say I want to run a full marathon this Fall. I do want to, I'm just not sure I can put my body under that kind of stress less than a year after having ACL reconstruction surgery. It is a goal and I will do it one day, but I'm going to listen to my body.
I feel the same way about doing a triathlon. I just need to take it slow for a bit and test the waters. I really don't want to do any long term damage to my knee, so I'll resolve to listen to my body and sign up for races as I feel like I can do them.
I'd also like to slim down a bit more. This is not a resolution to "get healthy" or some bullshit. I am healthy for the most part. I just gained a little bit of the weight I had lost over the holidays. I felt really great at 130 and I want to get back there. And STAY.
I will not be a whiny little shit when it's cold outside. I will bundle up and go for that run or gym it or whatever. (Unless it's icy. Ew.)
I will go visit my BFF in DC before she moves away from there. And then I will go visit her wherever the Army takes her (husband) after that, although depending on the location, maybe not this year.
I will go to a muthafuckin BEACH this summer. And not that sorry excuse for waterfront we call Galveston here in Texas. A pretty beach.
I am so #blessed to be my kid's mom. He's legit the silliest, goofiest, funniest 2 year old I know. I just want to help him grow into a good man. This is just a standing fear I have, not so much a call for a resolution. I will constantly be working to make sure he is polite and kind and silly and happy.
I will have fun. I will look on the bright side. I will wake up when my alarm goes off and greet the day because I'M NERKY MEG, BITCH. I will not snooze 6,000 times and be late for work because I'm too lazy to be a goddamn grown up and get my ass out of bed. I will make the best out of every situation and I will be fucking happy, regardless where life takes me. I'll live in the moment.
I will continue to grow this blog.
And for fuck's sake, (with the help of my awesome friends) I will not let the haters get me down, whatever form they take.
GLASS HALF FULL IN 2014.