I always love the fresh start of a new year. And of course, there is no better way to start the year than with a run. Last year I ran a midnight 5k with good friends, but this year I wasn't able to. So, this morning I went for a nice 4 mile run by myself. The weather was crisp and cool and I love seeing the snow on the mountains. My focus for this year is "diligence" and running fits right into that. It is the small, consistent efforts that make and keep you a runner. It is not giving up after you have had a bad run or a bad race. It is recognizing the progress you have made. It is enjoying each run for itself and what it gives you. I look forward to another year of running, and especially another year of running with friends. This Christmas break I haven't been able to run much, but I have enjoyed a couple of runs with my husband and a great run with my sister in law Kristyn (0ne of our Mommies!). I was also able to make a new friend out on a run who will be joining us also(Welcome Stephanie!). This year, let's support each other in our goals and in our struggles. That's what this blog is for. Thanks for all of your participation! Please tell us about your run today (or last night!) and your goals for the year. Let's make 2009 a great year!
My goals for 2009:
1. Run at least 4 days a week.
2. Stay balanced by strength training, stretching and eating healthy. (Maybe try Yoga!)
3. Work hard!
4. Qualify for Boston. :-)
I look forward to running with my running buddies on Saturday. It has been too long!