We rang in the new year right with the Resolution Run hosted by Fleet Feet Annapolis. I’m pretty sure I had intended on running it last year but at about 30 weeks pregnant I was down and out on running with my SI joint issues.
Needless to say, we were in bed by 12:15a last night and up by 7:30a thanks to a certain mister in the other room. Not to mention, I was stoked to launch the new year with a nice fun run.
The greatest aspect of the run? The community. By far.
Along with various friends, I also saw our pediatrician (who was super impressed by us getting Ethan out and being such “good influences” and “getting him started early”), my favorite yoga instructor (I need to go back to class soon!), fellow junior league members and former co-workers. I don’t think you get much more small-town community vibe than that. Especially when you’re rockin’ a Bob stroller over a massive bridge.
Four miles donezo. Followed by some hellos, and the best hot chocolate I’ve had in my life.
Now that New Years Day is just about down the drain, onward to my goals.
In 2014 I will…
Pick a goal race. I want to PR and I want to PR again bad. I think the sheer fact that I don’t feel like I’ve made up for five months of inconsistent sleep four months later is getting me down and I’m ready to register for a couple of half marathons to get me back in the game. I want my sub 10 minute miles back yo! Sub goal: Run 35-50 miles/month.
Rebrand. I’m trying to figure out where to go with this little blog, I need to be more consistent (no more two week hiatus’s, I promise!) and I really want to have a better idea of what I’m about here. This’ll include a redesign, possibly a url change and newsletters (o.O) – stay tuned!
Eat healthier & Cook more. I’m not going to say I’m giving up the dr. pepper that I oh so love, because well, if I don’t give it up then I’m not a failure but I will try to cut back. I’d love to join a CSA this year, and we definitely need to cut back on the lazy eating out.
Coach and/or teach. I’ve been saying for years that I want to teach some form of fitness. I’m not sure what type of certification I want to get, but I know for certain that I’m on the prowl for my RRCA running coach certification as soon as I can get in to a class, those babies sell out quickly!
Complete an E-book draft. A friend of mine once told me that she thought I’d be a great next Jennifer Weiner or Emily Giffin. I wouldn’t go that far, but I’ve always wanted to write a novel or a book of some kind so this year I’m going to finally challenge myself and get a draft done.
Kind of lofty. But I think doable. Bring it on 2014!!!
What are your goals/resolutions for 2014?