I'll be missing the Brown Willy Run tomorrow, a hilly 7 miler from the Jamaica Inn to the top of Brown Willy Tor and back. New Year's Day won't be the same without crashing through icy fields in the freezing wind with 200 other like-minded nutters. It's a great hangover cure too, that and a huge cooked breakfast or roast dinner after!
To me, the 1st of January is always brimming with expectant hope, full of yet to be discovered possibilities and other good things for the year ahead. But then again, so is the start of every week - I choose Sundays ... Mondays require far more motivation. Come to think of it .. each new day has the same potential.
So why limit yourself to making resolutions once a year? Make one everyday .. it doesn't have to be life-changing, but it should make you smile.
Today I resolve to smile at everyone I meet during my run. The locals here can be proper grumps when it comes to greeting a fellow runner. I think they worry the eye contact will be misconstrued as an invitation to sell them insurance or something.
What about my 2011 resolutions? I'm keeping it simple.
Go to church.
Laugh as much as possible.
Happy New Year, everyone!