...but a New Years goal one today. I will be posting lots of Christmas handmade tags in the next few days though, so come back for a visit soon. I keep making them, but I just haven't bought any presents to put them on. I really need to get started soon with my least favorite activity ever - shopping. I think I would rather go visit convicts in jail then go to the mall...
Anyway, back to the point of this post. I vow (publicly) to began running again starting today (yesterday actually!). My relationship with running has been a bit hot and cold over the years. Two years ago I was running five miles a day and loved it. But I stopped because I have three herneiated disks in my back and it was starting to cause me more pain. So I went back to walking instead. But walking just doesn't do the trick if you know what I mean. So I am going to attempt to begin running again and see if I can handle it.
I am motivated by many in this goal, but let's start with my good friend Lisa Vanderveen. Dang, Lisa, start a blog so I can link you now and then! She used to be a runner too, but got off track as well a couple of years ago. And now she has vowed to run a half marathon in three months. So she will be quickly back in training and I want to do it with her. (Not the half marathon, but the training part!). The second person that has motivated me is Tom. Bad Bad Tom. First he stole my skiing (read THIS post to remember that story) and now he has stolen my love for running. He has always hated it and would never run with me when I was in my spurts of love for it. I remember telling him all I wanted for my birthday a few years ago was for him to run with me and it didn't go so well. Well, in the last few months he has become Joe Runner and he runs five miles every day. Rain or shine. Traveling or home. He is obsessed. And he has gotten really skinny. And I'm childishly mad at him as I sit on the couch eating bon bons. He stole my thunder once again. And I want it back. The fact that his average mile is way less than mine ever was is disturbing too. The fact that he won't let me run with HIM because I might hold him up is even more upsetting. I don't think he really reads my blog, so let's just say I have a vow to keep up with him in the New Year. Or pass him up if that is even possible.
And with that public declaration of my first New Years goal, I will leave you (and myself) with this page I made years ago when I was in the honeymoon stage with my true love. Let's hope I can regain this perspective!
A bit outdated looking layout, but hey, we all have them right? With that I am off to brave the mall. Too many people. My lips get numb from anxiety the minute I enter. Oh how I hate the mall. Wish me luck...and MERRY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR!!! suzy