January 1, 2015 and Resolutioning-ing
So, our traditional New Year’s Day 10 miler got off to a great start:
Deborah: It’s cold.
MB: Do we have to run, or can we just drink mimosas?
Annette: Running is stupid.
Deborah: We have to run, I just got all these clothes on.
With these auspicious beginnings, 2015, a New Year! They just keep happening, which is so awesome and shows how fortunate we are! Along with most of the world, we decided to do some resolving for the New Year — some of us for the first time. It’s going to be super interesting to look back on this post and see what we did and what changed, or did not change. And hey, while a lot of our resolutions are healthy, thanks to LA, ours definitely involve BOURBON! I bet you don’t see that everywhere!
Quickly, before we get to Resolving, I want to thank each of these ladies. I am so grateful to have this group of great gals not only to run with, but to share lives with! Starting this blog has been an adventure, and a great one, thanks to them! MB
On to the RESOLVING:
1. Set a 5K PR (beating my husband’s PR would be an added bonus)
2. Qualify for Boston
3. Run a marathon without getting sick
4. Help Lisa on her quest to like Bourbon!
- To be more patient with others and with myself.
- To be mindful of how lucky I am.
- To be a better friend and co-worker, by doing the things I usually only think about doing – and that includes helping these ladies with their resolutions, including Lisa’s Bourbon quest!
- To face the unknown and my intense fear of a 112 mile bike ride by attempting an Ironman.
Oh, yes my other resolution is to see how many spare coins we can save in one calendar year. I think that will be cool!!!
This year I’m all about maintaining what I gained with my running goals last year. Another goal would be to stay injury free this year! I like the 3 day a week plan and want to stick with that. I love doing strength and cross-training the other 3 days. I’m a firm believer that this plan keeps my injuries at bay. And my 3rd goal would be to register in September and hopefully get in to the Boston Marathon for 2016.
- I resolve not to compare my body, my pace, or any other part of my workout to the 25 year old next to me on the treadmill.
- I will go to yoga more often.
- I will not beat myself up if I miss a workout.
- I will do my long runs outside in the cold with less complaining (lots of room there)
- I plan on running 2 marathons in the spring. (With limited stress)
- I will think twice about making excuses; “I just had a baby” doesn’t cut it since my baby is more than a year old.
- I will run a half in the spring and the Horse Capital Marathon in May.
- I will aim to strength train and do yoga regularly.
- I will help Lisa to learn to drink Bourbon.
- I will help Annette to be accountable. I don’t care about losing pounds necessarily, but I want to feel leaner.
So, we start of 2015 with a toast at the end of our 10 miler, and I am making this post with fingers still frozen and still in my sweaty gear! Here’s to 2015!
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