As a runner, I often use running analogies to put things into context. I view a calendar year the same way I view a marathon.
If you’ve ever hit the “wall” during a marathon, you know how painful the remaining miles can be. They never seem to pass and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to move any faster. You spend the last few miles wishing you were more focused and dedicated with your training and swearing you’ll never run another one.
You wish you were able to finish strong.
Similarly, I don’t like ending the year in a rut – whether it’s pertaining to my running, diet, or overall lifestyle. No matter how great the whole year was, if I’m in a downward spiral the last few weeks, it causes me to view the entire rest of the year as a letdown. And all I want is for the year to be over.
You wish you were able to finish strong
The ideal marathon is one where you run negative splits and cross the finish line pushing your hardest. The last few weeks of the year should end the same way – you should try to FINISH STRONG and cross the finish line (New Year’s) with a smile on your face, pleased at the hard work you put in.