Deb Runs

Tomorrow marks the end of 2015. I won’t lie; it’s a year I’m happy to be done with, but even with all the bad (you can read about my year in running here, and here, and here), there was quite a bit of good in there, too.

I also know, for sure, that more heartache is directly in my path. All year long we have watched Chester deteriorate, slowly, but surely. It’s not an easy thing to watch, and I am both ready and not ready.

Even so, I do love a new year.

A fresh start. A clean slate. A new chance. A mulligan.

I’m not terribly fond of the word resolution (a firm decision to do or not do something); I much prefer goals (an aim or desired result). I think goals are a more positive spin on resolutions.

I also believe that both goals and resolutions are important in life. Yes, you may fail to live up to them — but no doubt you are a better person because you pursued your resolutions and goals.

I am working on my 2016 running goals. So far I have:

  • Add 2 (or more) new states to my half marathon list
  • End the year injury free — absolutely the most important goal to me!
  • Run a 5k in 31 minutes (I’m so, so close to that one)
  • Run a half in 2:35 — definitely a reach, but . . . you’ve got to dream big!
  • Cardio crosstraining 2 x week (even if it’s just 10 minutes!)
  • Go to Chiropractor every other month (if not injured)

Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Do you have any running goals not related to time? I really want to hear them!

15 thoughts on “Resolutions

  1. I love your goals! And I am definitely with you on the cross training — it’s so important but I never seem to make time for it. I will be thinking of you and Chester, that you have all the strength you need exactly when you need it. I’m wishing a happy and healthy 2016 for you!

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  2. I too prefer goals over resolutions. I think it is the connotation and hype of resolutions that I think turns me off a bit.

    Great goals!

    I would think my running goal not related to time is to be more patient in terms of my growth and development.

    So sad for you and Chester 😦

    Happy New Year Judy!

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  3. I’m with you on the cardio cross-training, and I like that you added, “even if it’s just 10 minutes.” Here’s to us both meeting that goal this year!

    Sending good thoughts and big hugs to sweet little Chester.

    Thanks for linking up!


  4. I think resolutions often fail because they’re just these pipe dreams that you don’t truly believe will happen, but you want them to happen. However, I also think when you use goals in combination with a big resolution, it becomes much more attainable.

    My big goal for 2016: running longer distances. I hope to run my first ultra in April! Eeeek.


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