But there were the less than legit reasons, like "I'm tired today"or, "It's 6 degrees on Jan 2. I'm not going to the gym I haven't gone to since the spring to run on the treadmill. Everyone there will think I'm a New Year's Resolution Person". Made total sense at 4am.
When I found myself avoiding twitter, because I follow so many runners, I noticed. When I weighed myself, I really noticed. I had all but stopped running. Sure, getting up early on a few Mondays and getting through a slow 30 minutes was keeping me from being totally sedentary, but I wasn't feeling fit or healthy.
I mentioned this before: I'm the type of person who needs goals. I need a race to aim for and train to. Sept 29th is a bit far off, and I haven't really found anything sooner that fits my family's schedule. So, I made a goal. Technically, it's 4 goals. I'm not calling it a resolution, because, well, they never make it to February. So, without further ado:
Nicole's 2013 Running Goals
- Run at least 3 days a week
- Go at least 3 miles per run
- Run at least 1 half marathon (aiming for 2)
- Run at least 500 miles this year
I decided this over the weekend. I got up Monday, I ran 3.07 miles in 38:35. I got up this morning and ran it in 37:30. I'm getting up tomorrow, and I'm running it.
I'm a little nervous about the days when its below 25 in the morning. At what temperature do I get on the treadmill in the little gym with the icky showers? The extended forecast is calling for single digits in 2 weeks. I don't think I own enough clothing to go running in single digits!