I really love making new years resolutions. January 1 is like opening up a brand new notebook and using my very best handwriting, all while knowing that it’ll sloppy itself out soon, and I’ll probably mess up on the next page. That’s the story of resolutions involving diet coke and anything without a sticker chart, so while they’re really exciting to plan out, less-strict “goals” work better for me.
Number one running goal is to get over this hip/knee injury, build my mileage back up, and stay as injury-free as possible (maybe with this book that Greg got me for Christmas!)
Secondary running goal is to fit in a few races. I’m not feeling a full marathon this year, but I would love to PR in the half! I’d also like to run more 5k races…5ks are scary to me
My dad and I started out the new year with a bike and a run. 50 minutes on bike trainers in the basement followed by 4 easy miles. I’m trying to focus on my form (“tucking my tail” & engaging my glutes) in combination with my PT exercises (a lot of glute and core strength) to get over this injury.
Other goal = Read more. Laura and I compiled a 2015 reading “category” list based on this idea. Here’s the list we came up with. Join us, if you’d like! I’m so excited about it that I read two books in the last 4 days (Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty).
Laura and I brainstormed the list during our sister date on Saturday. We saw Into the Woods, got pizza, browsed Barnes & Noble, and hung out at Laura’s place with coffee. I told Laura that another one of my new years goals is to spend less money on frivolous things. Then I noticed that we were standing by a table of 2015 planners that were 50% off at Barnes & Noble, and we convinced each other how important and nonfrivolous these purchases would be. So we bought them! Here’s the best self-timer picture we managed with our new planners.
Other goal = Spend more time outside. Um, bad time of year to set this goal, but I guess this means trying to run outside all winter and maybe going on a walk if it’s not too miserable out.
Other goal = Be as kind, caring, helpful, thankful, and positive as I can be. Only one semester of classes left, and then a one-year clinical rotation, so I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Other goal = I am kind of bored with this blog since I haven’t been running and have nothing to talk about, so I have to figure out what to do about that. I could post about the bike workouts I’ve been doing in my basement…so there’s one sentence. Post ideas?
Do you have any snow yet?