I should be a good blogger with some awesome recap of 2012 with links and all that jazz. But instead you get this. bwahahaha.
Overall 2012 was a good year, but it started off terrible in January when I had my mysterious brain inflammation/tumor situation. Incidentally I started off the year right with working out a good bit. The inflammation disappeared by March and I started the Couch to 5k program.
Once I finished that I hired Laury, my online personal trainer and I got a lot more serious about my health. We also went on a beach vacay....loveeeee...
And here I am now, one and a half months until my first half-marathon.
I'm running a 5k in two weeks so I'm looking forward to that as my "practice." .... crickets ...
I also was prepared to blog a list of resolutions. Ugh, can we just have "goals" instead? My list literally was about 30 things long and I thought I'll never be able to make those resolutions stick.
So instead, other than the obvious finish the half without dying or riding in an ambulance, my priority this year will be my stomach.
WHAT??? you say? oh yes, it's time once and for all to get my IBS under control. I've actually been doing a good bit of research on this and have found new ways that I can help my diet and my poor tummy.
I will probably read less this year than ever before. I really need to change my blog title huh? I have a lot of writing projects I'm working on. And sorry to admit, but I need to spend less time on social media - time suck anyone? -. I do have a few book reviews coming up on the blog. BTW, if you liked Gone Girl, you must read Sharp Objects.
If we want to talk about another overall "goal"....well my plan is this: 2013 I will drop 30 pounds, run a half in January 2014 and then take a YEAR, yes a year, to train for a full marathon. This will be an epic task and I want to give myself plenty of time to do it right. No half-assing on a full. It's literally do or die.
I think about how I started off in January and all the ups and downs I've had physically and mentally this year. I've come a very long way, and I have a very long way to go. But I feel positive I can do this.
I also feel like between all the obstacles with running, that I do like it, I'm committed to it and by golly, I would have bailed a long time ago if I weren't willing to commit myself to this.
I appreciate more than I can ever say the support of Rich. I'm in awe every day of our child and I'm thankful to have him and her there supporting me on this crazy, insane goal of running a real race.
Soooooo, let's hear them. Do you have resolutions, unresolutions, or just goals, even zero goals are welcome here!