Friday, January 16, 2009

My goals for 2009

Every year I have resolutions. Lose weight, find the patience that I lost, be more organized, blah blah blah blah blah.

And every year I break my resolutions.

I like food, so losing weight only happens for a week or so.

I can never seem to find that misplaced patience.

And well, not even going to comment on the organization skills I lack.

But this year, Since I will be 40, I decided I was going to set goals.

So I have two major goals that I've been striving for this year.

Running a 5K and a half marathon.

I have asked some people to do both with me. Some have said yes, some said I was crazy. But my sister in law said she would definitely do the half marathon with me. I need accountability. And stamina because she is ten years younger than me.

I'm determined to do this. I am following this plan. I've kind of adjusted it a little, but still follow it as much as I can.

That first week was hard. I couldn't even run 1 minute without feeling like I was going to pass out.

I'm on week three of this plan. I've done pretty good this week. Made it to running 10 minutes. A big accomplishment for me.

Little steps will get me there I know.

So, any goals for you?


Elizabeth said...

That is really great Laura!! I think it's better to set goals that just help you to get healthy, instaed of your only goal being to lose weight because it is hard!! And it is really good about the accountability for the 5k and half marathon, I never thought of that!!

Kari said...

I'll never set a goal for running a 5k or a half marathon. Might set a goal of walking to my mailbox and back though! My goals are more along the lines of, I don't know, I'm turning 40 and I'm going have fun! (running is not my idea of fun!) I'll join you on having fun!