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Apr 16, 2013

April

Welcome to April's installment of my year of resolutions (if you're just going me, check out January, February, and March!).  I'll admit I'm a bit late...it's already the middle of April!  But better late than never, right?  And I'm proud to say that I'm actually acting on this month's resolution already, so even though I'm just getting around to posting about it, I promise I've been working on keeping it!

My April resolution is to run more.  Can I make a confession?  I've always always always wanted to be a runner.  But years of being forced to run as "punishment" for losing field hockey games (and let me tell you, my high school team was not good) kind of made me equate running with hatred.  And so no matter how much I wanted to love running, it just never seemed to love me back.  There's probably that other factor that I really could lose like 30 pounds and that would make the whole thing a little easier too...but yeah, excuses, excuses.

I dread making any sort of grand statement here, because that might mean I have some accountability, but I really would love to run a half marathon.  (You might be a runner who's thinking "girl, you can totally do it!", but friends, I'm done at about 2 miles)  Anyway, I'm keeping with this theme of having monthly resolutions and setting a small goal for myself...to simply run more.  Every time I go to the gym, I'm making it my goal to at least warm up with a mile on the treadmill.  Now that it's getting nicer outside, I'm pushing myself to hit the macadam.

No big training plan or race in mind, just run, and feel good about doing it.  The whole idea behind this year of resolutions is to set little attainable goals each month that hopefully turn into habits and lifestyle choices.  Running more is probably my most measurable goal yet, yet it's probably also the hardest.  Honestly, most days I just lack the motivation, no matter how good I feel afterward and how much I love being able to say "yeah, I just went for a run".

So here's to beating the lazy bones in me and getting out there and putting rubber to pavement!

3 comments:

  1. I hear ya! I just signed up for the color run, so I need to get started running again! The past 2 springs I ran a half marathon, and it all started with just a mile or two and goal. Stick with it and you'll see yourself improve a ton - which is awesome motivation to keep going!

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  2. spring sure helps with the running thing! there is something about running outside that makes running actually fun ;)

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  3. I had the same ambitions. I decided to give myself a goal of 50 miles this month. Down to the last 9! Motivation is key!

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