Happy New Year! I had a wonderful last day of 2012 with a trail run (the longest since Denver) and a brilliant evening with the little family. The three of us hit the cross-country trails for a light ski (run for Harold). The bright snow lit our way, we saw a moose again and loads of deer, and there were fireworks in the distance.
I rarely make resolutions. I don’t smoke or drink. I exercise regularly, eat healthy, and am happy with my weight (for the most part)!
I know resolutions are about self-improvement in general rather than just health and/or weight focussed, but I still don’t really like them. I’d rather work on things that need improvement throughout the year rather than set a bunch of expectations Jan. 1.
However, this year I’m going to make a few:
- Call my grandmas more often and visit when possible. I feel so fortunate to still have two grandmas. It doesn’t take a lot of time and I know that even a simple phone call means a lot to them.
- Don’t stress about missed workouts. I have two big races to train for this year. But I also have some things on my schedule that are going to get in the way. I’m ok with that. But when I get back to training, I have to realize things will come up to prevent me from getting in a workout. I’m going to do my best to not stress about it.
- Race for fun. I truly do race for fun. I’ve taken racing hiatus’ before when I get too nervous and don’t enjoy it anymore. With two Ironman events on my schedule, not a lot of training time, and no idea how my body will be with a couple months between the two, I have to remember that I do this for FUN!
- Practice yoga more often. I tried to do yoga at least once a week last year. It felt amazing. I’d like to try to practice twice a week at least, no matter if it’s only 15 minute sessions.
Numbers two and three kind of go together, so I guess I have three things to focus on this year (along with many others I consistently try to work on)!
Do you make resolutions? What’s on your list for 2013?