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2014 Resolutions

Happy New Year!!

I decided I like making resolutions. And this year, I decided to make them a little more broad with some specific subgoals. This way, if I reach my overall resolution, I can be satisfied and still have tangible results. In 2014, I resolve to:

1. Run more miles, faster.
2. Cross train more and avoid burnout.
3. Meal plan to make the most of our CSA Membership and reduce snacking.
4. Take steps towards a future career in fitness.
5. Blog more.

And now for some specifics:

1. Run more miles, faster.
I ended up rounding out 2013 with 915 miles. I have this crazy idea I can run 2014km (or 1251mi) this year. That’s about 105 miles per month. I told you it was crazy. 2013 also brought a race PR in every distance I ran, so this year I hope to break those PR’s. I would most like to see a sub-4:30 marathon, sub-1:55 half marathon, sub-50min 10k and sub-25min 5k. I don’t think that’s asking too much. 😉

2. Cross train more and avoid burnout.
P90X3 baby, bring it! I’m looking forward to keeping up with Tony Horton and spending more time on the bike this summer. I’d also like to swim more and run stairs more efficiently. In addition to my array of race distances, I’d love to complete the Spartan Trifecta this year too. I entered the lottery for ESBRU on Monday… I find out if I am accepted end of next week.

3. Meal plan to make the most of our CSA Membership and reduce snacking.
Since starting P90X in June, I’d sit down and make weekly plans: Monday through Sunday when Alex and I were doing what and what was for dinner. I’d recipe hunt and make a shopping list all at the same time. Having it written down kept us accountable. It worked for several months, but it didn’t last. This year I plan to make a weekly plan, every week, and stick to it. I plan to cook 3-4 times per week, utilizing our CSA efficiently, and making healthier choices to help us both reduce snacking.

4. Take steps towards a future career in fitness.
This is, of course, an ongoing goal from 2013, and likely one I’ll carry over again until I’m there. This goal will require time and money and I think in the beginning it may be as easy as signing up for a yoga or fitness class to meet and mingle.

5. Blog more.
If you’ve been following this blog, you may have noticed I’m pretty bad at blogging “on time.” I like to have things in order, so I’ll write posts about the things I want to remember, and backdate them. It’s a bad habit that I need to quit. I enjoy blogging and re-reading my past. I love that this site was designed as a wedding website and how it’s evolved into my lifestyle blog. I hope it continues to evolve into something family and friends look forward to reading too.

So, here I come 2014! Running, training, cooking and blogging!

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