Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Year's Resolution

I'm just a few days short of my 1 year "Blogaversary" and this post marks my 200th post!

My first post was mostly pictures from our Christmas trip to Perdido Key. My best friend let us use her condo and it was fantastic!

I've had lots of fun blogging this year and I've meet some really nice people through blogging and Maya's Mom. It's been lots of fun! One of my favorite Bloggy People is Elizabeth over at Table for Five. She's such a fun person, she's so helpful and nice! I was really excited when we met this summer at my parent's house. I hope to catch up with her again next July when the boys and I are in Michigan.

Elizabeth has a New Years Resolution Blogroll thing going on over at her blog. She and her family have made a resolution to only eat out one night a week this year. They are saving money for a family trip in December. And, because she's such a nice person, she's decided that she'll host a blogroll for those that also decide to make resolutions and then we can support each other.

So, my Resolution this year is going to require training for most of the year. Remember back in November I wrote about a community event we have here called the James R. Sargeant Legacy 5K Lung Cancer Survival?

Well, next year I want to run the 5k. I know, to those of you that run regularly 5K is nothing. For me it's a lot! So right now I can run 4.5 MPH for about 23ish minutes. My goal is to get that up to 40 minutes which should bring me to right around 5K. And then if I can bring the speed up to 4.8 or so that would be good too, but my "main goal" is to get to 5K.

I'm fairly confident I'll be able to do it. I have until November to work my way up. We have the best treadmill ever here at home so I figure once I get up to speed on the treadmill, then I can start running our "circle" which is the 5k route.

I'm a bit nervous about this, but also excited to have a reason and purpose for my Goal. It's much better than "going on a diet" and "exercising more" and "losing weight." While all those are good they are just too vague. This way I have a tangible reason for my resolution and a goal to achieve it.

So, there. Now I've put it out there, I have to do it.

Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck with the running! I just started a program too! And congrats on the blogaversary! Way to go!

  2. YOU SO ROCK! The best of luck to you preparing for you run! I know you can achieve your goal! Great post!

  3. Good luck with the running! I have been running for a while now, but not nearly as much as I used to. Now, even a 3 miler is a great run. Sometimes I have a very hard time getting out of the house, but once I do, I feel great. Running is the best for mind AND body!!! imo.

  4. That's such a great goal! I know you definitely be able to achieve it. I used to be a runner, and I think the big thing that helped me a lot was 1)drinking no dark sodas -- if I HAD to have a soda, I'd stick with Sprite and 2) eating spaghetti the day before. Carbs are great for energy.

    good luck! :)

  5. Good Luck with your training!!

  6. I am so glad you started a blog last year! I've really enjoyed our friendship. Good luck with the race. I am sure you can do it!

    PS... Sorry I've been so quite. I just couldn't get into blogging over the Holidays...

  7. Great idea! Sending you best wishes on this endeavor! Keep us informed on your progress!!

  8. Aww, you're one of my favorite bloggy people too! :) I added you to the New Year's Resolution Blogroll.

  9. You can do it!

    My goal is to comfortably run 1 full lap around the track at the YWCA...1/5 of a mile! Some day I will make it all the way around...for now I run in spurts and walk a lot.


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