January 10, 2014

January is Hard, and More Resolutions

There's something about January that makes goals so much harder to achieve for me. Sure, it's the month of all the resolutions and getting a great start to the new year, but I guess it's because I'm still stubbornly clinging to the relaxing vibe of the holiday season. I don't want it to end!

Unfortunately, it has to end sometime. That's what makes it so special, right?

I'm back in Seattle now, but here are my workouts since I last posted:

30 degrees!!!

3 Miles by myself on January 6th. Something really bad almost happened - I was adjusting my Flipbelt and wasn't really looking where I was going, and then found myself running on a sheet of ice:

Not cool!!
The bottom right side of the screen is their neighbor's dry yard
Frozen bushes
There's something so unsettling about losing your footing while running. The house had a For Sale sign in the front, so clearly they had left the sprinklers on a cycle while it was freezing which resulted in the above. I had a few moments of panic - also the sidewalk goes in a downward slope- and I was convinced I was about to bite it just like I did the week before. Thankfully I just kind of hopped quickly over to the main part of the street so I was off the sidewalk and had enough friction to stop. Whew!

That night, I had a great night with a few of my friends from Dallas.

The next day, I ran two miles with my dog:

He was a little sassy about it.

And then I left for Seattle that night. I've since come up with a better resolution for 2014: Say YES. 

I need to say YES to more opportunities and jobs, more trips to Seattle, more bonding moments with friends. If someone asks me to go somewhere, I will say YES (as long as it doesn't interfere with something that's already been scheduled). It's been going great so far!

How are your resolutions going?


  1. I think I'm still stuck in a holiday eating mind set, its soooo much harder to get back on track with healthier eating and an exercise routine. What did you think of South Beach in the end, did you guys lose much?

    1. We did it for about a week and a half, and I lost 4 pounds overall. The most I lost was 4.5 pounds. It was okay- it feels really restrictive if you're a runner and used to eating a bunch of carbs (me!!), but then you get used to it... but what's always hard for me to figure out is how to eat like that when we're out! It's definitely a commitment.