Dear 2011 – I resolve

Beaches Runner - jumping for joy, after a 10k raceI won’t go so far as to say I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, I have used the New Year many times to reassess where I am at with my health, fitness and well being. But I also am a firm believer in making changes as soon as you realize they need to be made and not waiting for the right time. The right time is when you know there’s changes to be made. That said, it’s tough to get through December without a little indulgence so we almost always end up with some form of NYRs!

This year is no different but I kept going through fits and spurts throughout the year where I would get back on track in order to improve my running so I am not too far off where I want to be.

But there’s always room for improvement so I have decided on several different goals relating to both nutrition and training habits.

So, what are they?

They are of course related to running and fitness. I have other personal goals as well but for now, here are my fitness goals.

I will probably only do 3 marathons next year focusing on speed rather than multiplicity. I do not currently have any milestone marathon goals. I am at marathon #20 now, so there’s nothing exciting about any upcoming numbers. When I feel I can no longer run any faster, I will switch back to frequency because I do love running in the marathon events, especially out of town events.

So, go hard or go home!

Boston Marathon 3:10
Scotiabank Waterfront (Autumn) Marathon 3:00
HM – sub 1:30
10K – sub 40 mins
5K – Sub 19 mins

Weight goal – under 185 lbs

For those of you who see me IRL, please remind me of these regularly.

I will also be blogging in support of Theresa Albert’s new book “Ace Your Health”. It is a 52 week program to slowly make positive changes to your lifestyle, eating habits and fitness. There are 3 of us blogging on her new website We will be blogging once a week, the theme being Card, 52 cards, 1 change per week.

I’ve already read the entire book and like the appproach to making small changes 1 at a time. I strongly urge you to pick it up, and sign up for her newsletter at

So, happy and healthy new year to us all!


Beaches RunnerAbout Beaches Runner
Crazy mad runner, wanting to be fitter and faster but too busy to do it right. Still, I keep trying.

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