Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

My word for 2013 is COMPLETE. The first reason is that complete is the opposite of procrastinate, which is my worst habit. I also am going to complete a full marathon this year. I haven't signed up for an actual race yet (and might not), but I am going to run 26.2 miles in one go! I'm also going to work harder at completing my degree.

I'm not making any resolutions, but I am (still) working on some goals. These are my top 3 health-related goals:

1. Get back under 120. This morning's weigh-in was 121 (measurements 35-26.5-35) so I'm almost there. I don't have a particular weight in mind. I do know that 110 was not healthy at all. Looking back at pictures of myself at 110 I did not look healthy. I looked anorexic/emaciated. Not healthy at all. I'm thinking somewhere between 116 - 119.

2. Complete a full marathon. This is really just a matter of finding (or creating), and actually sticking to, the right training program. I'm not really in training yet, but I have been sort of combining the training schedules from Coach Jenny (see a few posts previous), one of the Hal Higdon programs, and a virtual trainer app that was made by The Boring Runner.

I am totally getting this shirt!

3. Food Journaling. When I'm not keeping track of everything that goes in my mouth I tend to make less than stellar choices. I bought a new planner for 2013 that has enough room to keep track of  it all, and it's Hello Kitty to boot ;)  I will also attempt to be better at blogging as I think it will keep me more accountable (knowing that it will be out here for anyone to see!).

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I'm not sure where this quote came from, but I think it's going to be my mantra this year. "Running is doing what you WANT to do. Training is doing what you SHOULD do. Racing is finding out what you CAN do."

My new running shoes- Newton Distance U


Happy New Year!

3 comments:

Caron said...

A Hello Kitty planner is the best! Your running shoes are bright and cheery. I got new walking shoes that fit good but are kind of dull brown.

Happy New Year, Laura.

affectionforfitness said...

Your running shoes are perfect! They are so cute and I bet they are light and soft on the tops (which my toes like a lot).

Love Hello Kitty! My food journal has a whale drinking a soda with a penguin on top playing golf. I try to be more like the penguin. :D

:-) Marion

Vanessa said...

Great Quote! Happy New Year!!!