Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

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. :-)

PS
I look forward to running with my running buddies on Saturday. It has been too long!

7 comments:

Chelle said...

Kelly,

My running goals are quite similar...I'm considering St. George to qualify for Boston this year.

Rock on, sista. Can't wait for the Wasatch Back in June. It will be the event to remember... I'm sure of it.

Love to all the marathon mommies. I can remember the days when it was Sarah, you, me and Cherl.... {{Insert craggly granny voice on that last part}}

Happy New Year to all!

And yes, you should add yoga.

Just do it. : )

JP said...

Um...I sort of turned to Alonso just as the we entered the new year and "announced" that this was the year I would run a marathon.

Hold me. ;)

amydear said...

I've yet to run today, but I plan on it. My legs are aching from all the sitting around. Glad you got a run in. I sure hope you make your Boston goal. I'll be cheering you on! Here's to meeting for more races in 2009.

foxontherun said...

I biked for two hours yesterday on my new trainer that I got for Christmas. I'm spent. My quads were screaming at me all day. How is that for a start to the new year.

Jen said...

What a great post! My running goals are also similar. I ran a midnight 5k last year as well, but this year opted for bowling. Not nearly as cool. Have I mentioned how awesome you are lately? Your posts always make me excited for a run:)

Bart, Erin, Hunter & Jorden said...

Oh JP you make me laugh out loud with the commentary....

Nice more realistic goals Kelly! Mine might have been a little too much....

Kelly(M&M) said...

I sure love you girls! Thanks for the support!

Chelle-Go for it!!! I will be cheering you on the whole way. I can't wait for Wasatch Back too! And yes, I have loved watching this site grow. I am glad you found us. :-)

JP- WOO HOO!! That is all I have to say. Email me, I will have much more to say!! You can do it!

Amy- I have loved getting to know you! It was fun meeting up with you and I hope to do it again.

Kirsten- You rock!! I am constantly in awe of your workouts. I am glad to be your running buddy. Newport here we come!

Jen- Thanks for the encouragement. I can't wait to hear how your second marathon goes. You will rock it!

Erin- You have always been my hero because you run so many races and know how to have a good time. I am so glad you are heading up Mommies Got Back and I can't wait to race with you!!