I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. If you want to get something done, start now. But, since it is the beginning of January, I spent some time yesterday thinking about what lies ahead in the New Year. ‘Case I’m slacking off a bit, and feeling L…A…Z…Y!
You’d have a hard time telling. From afar, I’m (literally) running in all directions. I’m on the exec board of our pre-school Parents’ Association. Kindergarten room mother. I volunteer in the community. At home, my life is an endless repeat of bathing, dressing, cleaning, cooking, comforting, playing, cooking, disciplining, reading, cleaning, cooking, bathing, reading, bedtime.
And I run. When I’m not on the injured reserve list (as I am now), I adore juggling speedwork, tempo runs, and the weekly long run. I try to fit in enough swimming and cyling to pull off a triathlon or two each season. I’m currently obsessed with trail and ultra running.
But I need to remind myself that spinning wheels do not equal forward progress. That a facade of busyness can mask a core of laziness. And with that in mind, here follow my personal 2012 resolutions.
- Dispense with the unessential
- Recover, recharge, and rest
- Be joyful
- Be strong
- Embrace the mud
- Get outside
- Go long
- Stretch it out
- Document the journey
I’ll touch on each of these in posts over the next few days. It goes without saying that they all wrap around running & motherhood. And the occasional glass of wine – because honestly – it pairs so well with life, don’t ya think?