I don’t normally make New Year’s resolutions. Not that I’m against them, they just really aren’t my thing.
This year I’ve changed my mind. 2014 is going to be the year that I take back my health.
First thing I need to do is to start running again.
I have fallen off the running wagon. There’s several reasons for this and none of them are very important and most sound like excuses.
For example, “Running at elevation is hard.”
Elevation is my biggest hurdle and also my Blerch.
Running at elevation means that I have to stop and walk to catch my breath often. I never had to do that before when I started running and doing it now it makes me feel like a big fat failure.
Even though in reality I know that isn’t the case. But it is frustrating and it’s easier to say “fuck it” and not run than it is to actually try to over come it. Which is exactly what I did for over a year.
For over a year I didn’t move my body and now I’m a lump that feels like crap.
Just because running is now hard doesn’t mean it can’t happen and that I won’t ever be a runner again. I know, ooooh what a big revelation! But it took me a while to get there, so cut me some slack.
This year I am going to get back into running. I have no major goal other than to be able to run a few miles without stopping to walk and to get used to running at elevation.
This year I’m determined to over come it, because I want to be a runner again.
For 2014 my focus is running and health.
I’m posting about my runs on Instagram and using the hashtags #GetFit and #Run2014.
Please join my journey and feel free to post about your runs or what you are doing to get fit and healthy this year!