Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Year.....New Goals

Happy New Year! We're now 18 days into 2011 and I'm struggling with those winter blues and I think it's because I'm ready to strap on my running shoes and hit the lake front. Since it's not the most optimal running weather I decided to start to update my blog. I realized it's been way to long since my last posting and that one of my goals this year is to dust off my computer keys and make my blog a priority this year. I forgot how much it helps me and what I've heard from others they enjoy as well.

I started to get excited about planning my 2011 race schedule. Now, don't get the wrong idea I'm not one of those crazy, obsessive runners. I do it for pure enjoyment. This year I'm looking for different races around the country and the Chicago area. As much as I love my beloved Chicago I'm ready to pound the pavement and see some new destinations.

One goal this year is to try a triathlon. I did my first marathon last year, the Chicago Marathon, which was an amazing experience and will do again this year. It was a last minute decision last year and my training was horrible, my finish time even worse, but to cross the finish line felt like I won the lottery considering where I started in this journey. I always hate the phrase "if I can do it anyone can do it", but I have to say it's true. If you have two feet and physically able you can do it and it doesn't matter how fast the point is you did it. Ok, enough from the soap box.


Typical Suburban Family said...

Glad to see you are back blogging! I hope you update regularly. I love reading about your journey. You have accomplished so much and should be so proud!! Keep it up!!

halliganj22 said...

meeting person who stumbled across your blog. Congrats on the running. That takes dedication!