What's that you say? You have been losing sleep wondering what my New Years resolutions are? I am sorry. I will fill you in immediately. I am sure you were also curious as to how my Virtual Race - Resolution Run went.
I thought about an actual resolution. I couldn't think of anything. It is certainly not because I am perfect. I guess I am just not very creative and I didn't want to resolve to do anything I knew I just wouldn't do. So my resolution is simply this, "Be Better."
I already workout, I just need to do it better.
If I lost weight I could maybe run faster, but I already eat decently so I just resolve to do better. Maybe I can continue in the HBBC spirit of getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day. (Without drinking V8 juice because it turns out it is 22% carrot juice and I am allergic to carrots. Who knew?)
I am a decent mom. I cook and cart and so forth, but I could be better by being a tad more focused and taking advantage of some opportunities I let slip by. Maybe I could even occasionally help with homework instead of just hollering that I have already passed the 9th, 7th, or 4th grade.
I go to church, but I could be better by actually reading and trying to hear God.
I could be a tad more organized at home and at school. (I could start by finding my daily reading Bible so as to accomplish the previous Better.)
I am already a wonderful wife, so it will be a real reach to find an area for improvement. I am not asking The Coach for any suggestions!
I am not changing my motto from "Mediocrity is my goal." I think I will just shoot for the upper limit of mediocrity instead of just barely not sucking!
Saige and I set out on a five miler. (See I am Being Better already? What is better than me exercising? Me exercising and taking Saigie along to get some exercise too!) Saigie's resolution was "Read More." What an enjoyable resolution for her!
It was sunny outside, but I quickly decided I hadn't worn enough clothes because of the wind. I just went with it though instead of going in to change and getting Shaye Baby tuned up again.
Saigie and I set off. We spent the first mile figuring out how to not run over each other. After that we were like a well oiled machine. I told Saige to ride and I would follow her. She decided early on it was no fun to ride against the wind and did as much as she could to avoid it. I appreciated that too!
I got a Garmin for Christmas so this recap is going to include mile times....because I can!
mile one: 11:05
mile two: 10:13
mile three: 10:00
mile four: 10:08
mile five: 10:17
I wasn't breaking any land speed records and I am probably not going to any time soon. Part of being better may be spending more time working on speed. OR Being better may include accepting my current pace. I haven't decided yet.
(Sunday I ran ten miles for the first time ever! Hopefully I am on track to do the half marathon I signed up for Jan. 31. My goal for my first (and probably last) half marathon is to just run the whole time.)
Happy New Year! I hope you all have a wonderful 2011!