The last time was a catalyst for so much that happened this year.
I abandoned the pavement for my long runs.
I let go of the mindset that walking and stopping weren't allowed during a training run.
I decided to take on the biggest challenge of my life.
I found beautiful hidden places in forests that I'd never seen before.
I got much stronger as a runner, and feel like I might have actually arrived as an ultrarunner.
I have set even loftier goals for the future, while delving deep into my own mind to discover the reasons why they're important to me.
I have frolicked like a deer through wind and snow, feeling both strong within myself and weak in the face of the incredible power of nature.
I'm facing my fears - trying to break their power over me.