Happy New Year!

Welcome to a new year, Nashville. We hope that you had a great 2014, but if you’re like us, you’re looking forward to this fresh start. There’s always something so liberating about a new year. Maybe it’s the excitement of standing upon a great perhaps. Or possibly it’s that 2015 has yet to be written, it’s a blank canvas ready to be filled with color and brought to life.

I like to choose a word that defines and guides the upcoming year for me. For 2015, I decided upon “reclamation”. There are parts of myself both tangible and idealistic that I have let lay idle. Some years I’m great about training, I’m diligent and committed. Other years, I’m intentional about investing in those around me. I am all things coffee shops and group runs. This past year, moving to a new city, I succeeded in taking leaps of faith. So I thought, why not take the positive parts of my past and blend them together in this upcoming year? I couldn’t think of any reason not to.

What about you? What is it you need to reclaim this year? Did you have a few years of great racing, only to be thwarted off by injuries in 2014? Did you used to wake up early before work to go on a long run, and now you wake up early to make the kids breakfast and get ready for school? Or maybe you used to eat healthy then it got a whole lot easier to pick up fast food on the way home.

Whatever it is, we’re here for you. The most important thing to remember as you sit down and make your resolutions for this upcoming year is that there is strength in numbers. We are as strong as the people we surround ourselves with. If you want to start back up with running, join the others like yourself that are in our Couch to 5k program. If you want to become more active in the running community, check out East Nasty on Wednesday evenings. If you want to be healthier in general, invite your friends over to try out new recipes. The possibilities are endless in this pursuit of healthy living.

Whatever it is that you used to do, but somewhere got lost along the way, pick it back up. It’s yours for the claiming.