Resolutions and the first run.

I finally settled on my resolutions yesterday. I don't think I shared my 2010 ones last year, but for the sake of motivation via risk of public humiliation, they're going on the blog this year. The past few years, I've been doing both goals and resolutions. The difference is that goals are things that you can clearly judge whether they got done or not. Resolutions, for me, are more like themes of the year.

Here are mine for 2011:

1. Get our finances organized.
2. Run a 10k.
3. Speak at a public event for work.

1. Make health and exercise my number 1 priority.
2. Spend more time one-on-one with friends.
3. Create space for spirituality in my life.
4. Post photos with my blog posts as much as possible (no 2 in a row without photo).

You guys can hold me to that last one.

We stayed in last night and had a really relaxed night at home. In preparation for my 2011 year of running, I've been getting up 15 minutes earlier each morning this week and it was pretty great to wake up early this morning and not be hungover.

Plus, I got to go on my first official run! Here I am, ready to go:

And here's one of my new morning routines:

The run went great! I haven't joined the gym yet, but it's beautiful out today, so I ran outside. I'm doing the Couch to 5k program and I got the C25K app this morning on iTunes... it was AWESOME. You get to put your own music in there and the app beeps every time it's time to switch from running to walking (or vice versa).

Super helpful and got me off to a great first day of January. Kelley Q is going to run a 5k with me in mid-February and it feels great to have a running buddy and first running goal.

1 comment:

LK said...

Hey Jen! I actually started running with the Couch to 5K program - I loved it! I'm totally psyched about your goals...My blog has been off line for a little while now due to a bunch of reasons, but I plan on starting it up today :)