Thursday, January 6, 2011

Resolutions and Goals for 2011 + Pay it forward training log giveaway

I know, I know - I'm fashionably late with my list of goals and resolutions for the New Year. What can I say? I've been busy raising a toddler, training for a marathon and building an empire so I'm getting to this blog now.

So goal number one: no more procrastination! OOPS

Just kidding...
(well, I really wasn't procrastinating this post. I swear.)

OK back to the goal/resolution thing:

This year I will:

Reach and maintain my goal weight

Stop beating myself up when it comes to running - no more feeling "not good enough," "not worthy enough," "not fast enough..." There will always be someone faster, younger and thinner. Good for them. And there will always be someone slower, older and fatter. Good for me.

I will take more time to enjoy the journey - even the treadmill part

I will find a better balance. I love running, I need the training but I also have to figure a way to do my job properly, be a good wife, an attentive mom and a decent friend - I know that I let some balls drop over the past year because of my extreme focus on running. Passion is good but I have to do a better job at keeping my running addiction in check.

I will learn more about the actual "mechanics" of running. I don't know what Fartlek's are and "splits" aren't so clear either. There's lots of training terms that sound techy and make me want to take a nap but I should learn the runner-speak if this is the sport I'm committing to. Time to take the game up a notch.

I will "pass it forward" more in the new year - I've been blessed with so much support, love and friendship in this running world - I hope to give the same to others.

These are the big ones right now.

In the meantime - I won a cool 2011 training log from Sara's blog, Words to Run By a few weeks ago and the prize was for TWO training logs. So I figured, speaking of "passing it on" I would pass one of the training logs I won forward to one of my bloggy friends.

So if you'd like to be entered, just post below.

Mandatory: You must be a follower

Get one extra entry for each of the following:

Twitter about the giveaway and tell me about it

Facebook about the giveaway and tell me about it

Tell me how you want to pay it forward in 2011 and/or one of your goals for 2011




Unknown said...

Hee hee. I LOVE #2!

Unknown said...

You made me spit out a bit of coffee with this line:
And there will always be someone slower, older and fatter. Good for me.

Great goals for 2011 and I know you will achieve each and every one of them :)

I will be quizzing you on running terms 12/31/11 so...

Follower and will tweet and link on my blog :)

Happy New Year Jen! Here's to accomplishing great things in 2011

Unknown said...

thanks Ang and Jen!

I have to get to reading about those running terms - no clue where to start. Can't wait for my Runner's World subscription to start!

Anonymous said...

Just checking out your blog. I'm a newbie.

I beat myself up running and often compare myself to others and there is no point in that. But it's hard and i'm working on it.

Unknown said...

I'm with you Michelle - it's one of my weaknesses too - but no more of that - we're doing the best we can and negativity never made anyone run faster.

financecupcake said...

You are going to have a great year!!!! Haha, balancing everything is tough. What is your goal weight, or how much more do you need to lose to get there?

Unknown said...

Thanks, Christina - not exactly sure what my goal weight is anymore the "top of my range is 150" and I'm about there... I might try for 140 and see how I feel there. I haven't been in this weight area since my 20's.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I am a brand new follower! Julie from Hot Legs Runner sent me over here. yay!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

My way of paying it forward is to get as many other people as possible to realize the awesomeness of running. Last year I took two of my friends from regular runners to marathoners. This year I'd like to add a new more friends to that list.

Sara said...

Awesome, Jen! Can't wait to hear about all of your accomplishments in 2011! You gave me some good food for thought. I also need to stop beating myself up when it comes to running and remember why I started running in the first place - I love it and love doing it! I also need to find a better balance btwn my running and non-running life - I have a lot of the same concerns as you. Thanks for passing my log on - how thoughtful of you! Just dropped by and wanted to say hey and I love your blog!!