Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season. The year 2016 is behind us and we can focus on the clean slates that 2017 will bring us. I know the beginning of the year is challenging for a lot of people — returning to reality from holidays and spending time with family. I, for one, am happy to get back into the swing of things and focus on having a more peaceful year ahead.
Some of you have shared your New Year’s resolutions with me and I sincerely hope this is your year to stick with them. In 2017, I resolve to drink less Dr Pepper and more water. I’m not getting any younger and I’m sure my body will thank me later. I also want to get back into a normal exercise routine; I’ve been slacking lately. I’ve never actually stuck with a resolution, although most New Year’s resolutions are inherently doable. Let’s all resolve to be a little more patient in 2017, too.
This year marks Oaklawn Park’s 113th live racing season and our cover story this month highlights some of the women of Oaklawn: horse trainer Danele Durham, racing manager and former jockey Kathy Howard and media coordinator and paddock analyst Nancy Holthus. In the story these three ladies talk about their jobs and how the sport of horse racing has shaped their lives.
Speaking of New Year’s Resolutions, flip on over to this month’s HER Health feature where National Park Medical Center dietitian Laura Copeland talks about creating and maintaining healthy eating habits for 2017. Remember how I said one of my resolutions this year is to cut out Dr Pepper? Laura talked me into it. (Scared me into it is more like it.) And don’t forget about your furry friends! They need to watch their weight and eating habits as much as humans do. This month’s HER Pets feature can help with that.
My wish for the new year is that we all just take a deep breath, even when it’s hard to do so, and resolve to be nicer to each other.
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas for the magazine. Shoot me an email at email@example.com.
Here’s to a memorable and prosperous 2017! Cheers.