Welcome!! A little background . . . I have struggled with my weight for 14 years now and I don't want to do it anymore. I have gained and lost 75 pounds twice and I'd like to lose it one more time and never gain it again. I'm trying a blog to help me stay on track with my goals, accountability, and my life along the way.
It's funny because this year I started saying that I wasn't going to make resolutions. I'm pretty sure I told people that and typed that out and so on. Yet, I am TOTALLY a resolution person. As soon as I start thinking stuff like "this year I want to . . . ", "this year I'm going to . . . " then I realize that I do still make resolutions. However, my "resolutions" of past years have evolved. Instead of writing a list of things that I have to do every day to make myself perfect, they seem to be bigger. This year, my only goal is to run the hell out of it. I want to run the hell out of 2013. How cool would it be to do 13 races in 2013? I don't know if I can or even if there are enough races around that I would want to do to hit 13. I'm not going to do a race that I won't have fun doing just to hit 13 but it would be cool.
So far, here's what I'm registered for:
May 5th -- Police Service Half-Marathon relay -- super excited about this one. My relay partner is a friend from work and she's speedy. Hehe - I hope she knows that she's making me look faster and I'm making her look slower. No wait, I hope she doesn't know. :) And there's a cool medal that we share and breaks in half, hehe, like a BFF necklace.
May 17th -- Fargo 5 km Fun Run (this is going to be so fun! Going away for the weekend!)
May 18th -- Fargo Half Marathon (and knocking off two races in one weekend, whoop!)
June 16th -- Manitoba Half Marathon (hoping it's not too hot. I did the marathon relay in 2009 and I was the 4th leg and the course was closed due to unsafe conditions, gulp. Also, registration was 35% off for one day only for their 35th anniversary and I managed to talk at least 6 people into registering for an event. Sorry & you're welcome)
November ?? -- Vegas?? I turn 40 November 30th. Gulp. So it would very cool to do Vegas two weeks before. WOULDN'T IT???
December 7th -- Santa Shuffle 5km (nice fun little run to do that raises money for the Salvation Army. It's cold, snowy, nice course and makes you feel hard core. There are also delicious cinnamon buns nearby).
Yes, these are my eyelashes, frozen. It was -45 that day.
So that's 9 so far and I know there are a couple races in September that I've done in the past and there is also a 10km river run in August that I've never done before and another run for women which might be in August too. I think 13 just might be doable! It will be fun to beef up this collection :)
In preparation of all of this, I bought a big desktop calendar and a pack of coloured pens to write down all my planned workouts and runs. Yes, I love school supplies and I will use every opportunity to buy them. I"m not ashamed. I've even started writing in it. Last week, I did Core & More on Wednesday and Boot Camp on Friday. I did Yoga yesterday and Sculpt today.
I also bought Matt's ebook for half-marathon training from No Meat Athlete. It's really good information. After I printed it off, I went to Staples and had it bound so it's really book-like. Yes, I'm a geek and that's when I bought the calendar and pens. :)
Soooo, crazy? Yes, probably, but I'm okay with that.