The final day of 2020 meant no running.
A rest day.
I met the goals that I had for December and the year already. It was a day to recharge the body a little, laze around the house, work on my 2021 RunLog spreadsheet, this blog and think a little. Maybe a little too much.
It was probably just as well that I didn’t run, the roads were not great this morning, and down-back was just a bit too slippery for comfortable running. This afternoon would have been fine, but it just seemed fitting to let 2020 go without attempting to do too much. Enough has happened already.
Not running meant that I had a chance to do work on the blog as I blend my old Time to Run Again blog into Harold being Harold. There was a lot of little things that needed updating and I had the time to get most of what I wanted done.
If you got bombarded with numerous old posts last night, I apologize, but it was something that I had to do. I imported all the Time to Run Agains blog posts.
As crappy as 2020 was, when I went back and read through some of my old posts from the Spring and Summer, they gave some insight into how I was doing and feeling about things during the pandemic, protests and elections.
Scared, sad, confused, pissed, tired are the words that seemed to stand-out the most.
Writing this post while waiting for the New Year, got me to thinking more about why 2020 was difficult. More than anything for me it was the unknown. So much has happened, changed, conflicting information, propaganda, lies, the lack of empathy and too many people have died from the pandemic for it not to be difficult.
However, I refuse to give in to the gremlins and am focusing on the hope that the new year may bring in time.
Yes, it will take time. I believe that most of us realize that 2021 will probably not be a walk in the park, and there are still many issues that need to be resolved. That is an understatement, but I also believe that we will.
As for me and mine, we will continue to do the best we can with whatever is thrown at us. I will continue to run, write, read, and smile as often as I can.
I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope that when I write about what happened in 2021, that we will all be here, smiling and much happier as we usher in 2022.
Happy New Year from all of us to all of you!!!