I am awful at New Year’s Resolutions. Truly Terrible. In fact, I have been racking my brain and I cannot think of one resolution I have ever kept. I am determined to turn my track record around in 2015…literally.
I have been reading articles on keeping goals and have come up with a game plan.
Normally, I have a whole list of things I would like to do/change but, I am sticking to the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid) method.
- Keep my 2015 resolutions
- Run a Half marathon (NO walking)
Make a Plan
I will be running the Disneyland Half Marathon on September 6, 2015.
Registration starts February 10, 2015.
I will participate in a 10K to obtain a pace time to get into an earlier starting corral for the Half marathon.
Every Tuesday and Thursday I run 30 minutes.
On Saturdays, I run long distances in increasing intervals (started with 3 mi).
I seriously have the best husband in the world! He has gone above and beyond this time. When I first told him about the race, he offered to join me. Be still my beating heart. I know it doesn’t sound very romantic, but he is so my Prince Charming. He even got me a Garmin Vivofit for Christmas.
Make it Fun
I know this is ironic coming from a former soccer player but I hate to run. Treadmills are the worst! But I have resolved to start going to the gym so many times and it doesn’t stick so I am giving running a shot. I mean really, who has ever seen an out of shape runner?
I chose the Disneyland Half Marathon because I figured what better place to run a miserable 13.1 miles than the happiest place on earth! Once Matt decided to run with me it got even better because I convinced him we had to run in costume as…..
Russell & Kevin from UP
To keep me motivated, I have set up a sort of reward system for myself. Once my mile gets back into the single digits I get legit running shoes. When I can run 7 miles straight, I get the blue lululemon running capris (to start off my Kevin outfit). I haven’t decided what hitting 10 miles will bring, but it will be good.
I told Matt so he could keep me accountable for my goals during my weak moments, and now I am telling you. In doing so it is out there for anyone to see, and knowing you know will make me feel obligated to stay committed.