This is the time of year for celebration and it can be quite busy. We celebrate our holiday traditions with friends and family. We celebrate the end of another year. The end of the year always has me reflecting on how the year unfolded. What things stood out for me? What things did I take the time to celebrate for myself and for others?
There are a LOT pretty awesome moments that I celebrated this year:
Two of my friends completing their first Ironman
A friend of mine completing her first half marathon
Coaching a friend of mine to complete his first marathon
Getting through a non wetsuit swim at Eagleman without freaking out (this was probably THE highlight of the year for me)
Leading my AG from start to finish in one of my favourite races
My sister heading back to school to do her second Masters
My sister's boyfriend graduating from Teacher's College
My mom's 65th birthday
A friend of mine walking the first half of the Appalachian trail BY HERSELF (my mind is still blown by this)
Getting my Triathlon coaching certification
Helping one of my athletes win her AG and get to the 70.3 World Championships
And being told yesterday that I didn't have to take the rest of the month off from running / cycling. Which was nice to hear after I wrote this post on Monday.
I think it's important to take the time to celebrate the little things as well as the milestones because it helps us appreciate what we have to be thankful for.
Thanks to Deb Runs for hosting the Wednesday Word link up!