I feel lucky and blessed, my life is not that difficult as I read stories about what is going on in this world. The world, to me, seems to be getting more violent, more chaotic, people seem to be unraveling, the economy continues to falter, we survived another horrible presidential election, politics and politicians suck, countries at war, the talk of nuclear war is getting more real, and the worse of it all little children were massacred while attending school, the list can go on and on.
Compared to that short list I am doing just fine, but personally in my small little bubble 2012 was a bit challenging for me, and my family. I lost my job at the beginning of 2012 just like millions of people do, it was scary and I felt I let my family down, even though it was out of my control. I did find a job quickly, in which I knew was going to be a temporary stay, but took a huge pay cut, and had to pay for my own health insurance. My wife really stepped up the plate and kept my family afloat in dealing with my job loss, and making sure financially we didn’t sink. But in November I was blessed with a new job, was given a chance, and extremely grateful for this new opportunity.
As far me, I need to take a step back and change some things. Especially my character as an individual, a husband, a father, and a hypocritical Christian, it all needs some extensive repairing. As far as the running goes, it was a good year. Ran about a total of 1500 miles for the year, 1300 of those skin to ground, the rest were in some kind of minimal footwear. I ran a 50k on trails barefoot, ran the Hartford, CT Marathon, barefoot and a half marathon, and it was an injury-free year.
Happy New Year!!