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Tuesday, January 4, 2011


"Obstacles are the things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal." - E. Joseph Crossman

Happy New Year, everyone!   How is 2011 treating everybody so far?

I'm going to start my 2011 blogging year (not sure if that's a term, but I'm making it one) off with a confession.  This fall and winter I went over 2 months without running once.

Yes, I had a minor injury that briefly sidelined me but after I was cleared to run it seemed like I spent another month running into brick walls.  I won't get into the ugly details but let's just say December was a bad month for me.

I refused to start this year like that, so I was out the door early in the morning on New Year's Day, logging my first miles of the year.  It was a hard run but it felt good, so I didn't mind.

I have definitely found my fair share of obstacles in the last few months and as a result I've totally lost sight of my goals.  It took a terrible wake up call in the form of a pair of jeans that didn't want to button to even slightly disrupt my funk.  I've pretty well gotten my eating under control again.  That's a positive step. Unfortunately, I can't get myself motivated to move.

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions, so I won't make any.  However, I do believe in having goals and I also believe we need to have expectations of how we are going to conduct our lives.

My overall goal (short and long term) is to live a healthy life.    My health is my first concern.   Do I want to lose weight?  Of course.  But the most important thing is for me to be active and healthy.  I don't have the best genes working in my favor: Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, a whole host of autoimmune diseases. I don't want any of these.  I don't want anyone in my family to have them.   I expect myself to be an example to my loved ones of how to lead a healthy life.

I know WHAT my goal is, now I just need to keep my eye on it, rather than whatever I seem to think stands between me and that goal


  1. Hey Becca! I agree! I don't make resolutions but I also make goals!

    Sometimes you need a break from the normal and then find your way back! I also had a rough December in terms of working out and eating! But it's a new year!

  2. Good luck with your goals! Healthy life? Sounds like an excellent plan!