HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

One minute I’m recovering from a quad strain, and the next, it’s 2013. Holy friggin cow. Where’d the time go?!?!

So for the past few months, I’ve been dealing with a few family tragedies, transitioning jobs, and transitioning schools. It’s been quite chaotic, hence the blogging hiatus. But now I’m back, and read to kick some bootie! Let’s get down to business!

2013 New Year’s Resolutions Goals!

  • Race each distance: 5k, 10k, 13.1, and 26.2. While I completed the Nike Women’s Marathon in October, it wasn’t my finest moment. (Physically or mentally!) Let’s just say that I’m glad I did it, and I honestly thought about dying. [Dear Random Team In Training Coach: THANK YOU for telling me how little I had to go until the finish!! I honestly had no idea where I was, and you seriously gave me a boost!!!] I told myself that the NWM was the only 26.2 that I’d ever do. But then I decided that I was not going to accept a crappy race. I will do one more. And I had better have a kick ass experience! 😉 And believe it or not, I’ve never competed in a 10k. I’ve done all the other distances, and definitely run bunches of 10k distances, but never for a race. So that’s on my goal list. 😉
  • Participate in the #Digital40Days. I read about a yoga challenge through the Lululemon Blog, and I figure it’s a great way to do something different, and create some much-needed calm in my life! Bring on the BLISS!!! It’s free to join the challenge, but for those who want more, there’s more incentive to pay for the extensive program. Come try it with me!
  • Eat Clean, 80% of the time. Let’s face it. I’m not giving up my red wine or my dark chocolate. It’s just not going to happen. But, I can control my eating so that I can still succeed in fat loss and strength gain. By knowing that I’m going to indulge from time to time, I can stick to eating clean easier. [Notice how I said “easier”, not “easy”. There are some times where it’s going to be rough. Accept it and move on.] I picked up a copy of Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo. I’m not going Paleo, but I really like getting new ideas for gluten-free foods and ways to prep veggies. Breakfast this morning? The Blueberry Lemon Muffins. Verdict? AMAZING! My son is gluten sensitive, and both of us get bored with the same foods over and over, so getting new gluten-free ideas helps keep eating fun 🙂blueberry lemon muffins

For now, those are my goals. I’m sure I’ll come up with smaller, more specified goals throughout the year. That’s what’s great about goals: create ’em, crush ’em, create more!

Oh, wait! I almost forgot the most important goal for 2013! Take my family to Disneyland!!! Spending time with the people most important to me at the happiest place in the world. . . Can’t go wrong!!! 🙂

I hope you are having a fabulous start to the new year! Cheers to health and happiness!!

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What are your goals for 2013?

Thankful To Be Running

After a day-long adventure of herding 3 7-year old boys through the Monterey Bay Aquarium today, I was toast. I joking told my son’s teacher that I’ll feel a bit more alert once I had some tequila in me. Her response: “After I leave here, I’m going to the B-A-R.” I love my son’s teacher. It’s like we’re the same person. 😉

So when I looked at my Running Calendar (yes, I have a calendar dedicated to just running. Are you surprised after this post?) I cringed when I saw “3 miles, speed.” Hell. No. Who’s up for margaritas?!

So after margaritas (you thought I was joking, didn’t you) I came home and noticed that Lululemon Santana Row is having a Run Club social hour tonight. They’re going over calendars (yay!) and running questions, which I’m totally down for! But after spending 3 hours driving today and being dead tired, I wasn’t up for driving another 2 hours.

I cruised online for a few minutes to distract myself from the speed work that I wasn’t doing, when I came across this article. . .

Paralyzed Woman Finishes London Marathon – Yahoo! News.

So I’ll be damed if I’m not going to Lululemon tonight!!

Let’s take some time out from our lives right now and just appreciate where we are. Good or bad, we can get up and go pee in the middle of the night without too much hassle.

Here’s to our health and happiness! Happy Tuesday!

Now get out there and RUN!!!