2016 has been a bit of a shit year, overall. Yes, there have been some high points, but overall, I feel like this image sums up 2016 in a nutshell.
And this most certainly applies to me.
This year overall, I did a lot of writing and a lot of running and not much else, which is ok as I had to get my thesis finished. Whereas 2015 was filled with terrible personal lows, 2016 was more even-keeled, but challenging as it felt like every week we were saying goodbye to someone who had moved us on the screen, stage, or radio.
January: I attempted another Whole 30 but wasn’t really in the mindset.
February: I did some running and spent time in the library working.
March: I ran the Resolution Run 10K with a PR.
April: I tried out run club, I began to plan my 41st birthday, and got far too overjoyed at a reply on Twitter.
May: More of the above, only trying to look cool doing it.
June: I was on task to massively PR my 10k at the Women’s 10, but ended up injured. 🙁 This necessitated about 2 weeks off of running and then I began to train for my second half.
July: Running. Pilates. Pokemon. Writing.
August: Running. Pilates. Pokemon. Writing. Ran the OUT 5 miler (with no injury or issue, a rarity in 2016!)
September: Thesis submission. Running. Pilates. Start the fundraiser for Mark Gatiss’s 50th birthday.
October: Run my second half, get injured again. 🙁 BIRTHDAY!!!! The Boys in the Band! Stina and Sara came to visit! So much excitement and awesome in one week! Raised over £1100 for Switchboard for Mark Gatiss’s 50th birthday!
November: Do a whole lot of nothing. Run the MoRun 5K and PR. Pilates.
December: Get my nails done, drink a lot of Starbucks, PASS MY VIVA!
2016 in a brief nutshell:
Plays seen: 1
Trips to London: 1 😞
Miles/km run: 472/759.6 (So should be 500 miles by the end of the year easy)
Pounds lost: ~30
Viva’s passed: 1