I know it is already the 14th. A few days from my 34th birthday. I haven't even made a cursory list for the resolutions of this year. Granted I will always have the "lose weight" resolution that I have had since the birth of my 14 year old. Not once have I seen my prepregnancy weight. I would love to see that magical number on the scale, just once before I die. Ok, so here is my list now:
- Lose weight. Obviously. What is the magic number? 120 is like a dream, but I would be satisfied with 135.
- Become more organized. Something I have been working on with the help of Pintrest. Again, not the most original resolution.
- Finish the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon. How is that for specific? I am excited about this one.
- Potty train Amos before he turns 4. I'm trying to be realistic here, since he screams when I ask him to sit on the potty. He will be 3 in May and I don't foresee a lot of improvement between now and then.
- To do a really good job of being an activity day leader at my church. I'd really like to teach those girls lots of good stuff!
- Become a Zumba Instructor. I am going to do this, but I am hoping to be successful enough at it to continue past the 6 month point. Eric says that if I'm not breaking even, I shouldn't continue after that point.
Now onto running. That's what you are here for right? I did run to day, but not with my running group. I did 3 miles on the treadmill at my dad's house. I finished in 41:16. I'm pretty pleased with that. I am doing 6 miles tomorrow. Planning on running around town. I plan to think of Sherry, the runner that was murdered near Montana. The life she lived was cut short, by men that have no right to still be breathing. There are no words that could describe this scum that took away a mother, wife, sister, cousin, daughter, and teacher from her family. It has made me more aware. Our situations are similar. She was in a small town, where she knew lots of people, she ran regularly and had a few different routes she liked to take. I have come to realize, that it doesn't matter that I live in a small town and know most of the people here. Bad things can and do happen. I plan on getting some mace, and definitely being much more aware of my surroundings. I will no longer tune out with both headphones in. I will pay more attention. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, and I beg all my running friends to please, be safe.