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Resolution Check-in: And a Clif Bar Giveaway! How is that for a title? Creative genius at work! Perhaps I could have found something a bit more catchy but hey, it is hump day. The first hump day after Blue Monday. Say what?
Blue Monday. I just learned about this day recently. The saying goes that the first Monday of the last full week of January can be a very depressing day. In fact some may argue the most depressing. I am not sure if I buy into this 100% but I gotta say, this past Monday was the 20th of January. I was coming off of a training lull and finally, today, on hump day, I seem to be back on track.
Why am I talking about this? Well, January 20th would be the 20th day of some of us attacking, or abandoning, our New Year's Resolutions or goals. Some may also argue that it takes 21 days to establish a habit. I don't agree with that 100% either as come on, some habits are harder to break and reestablish than others. That is one reason why I believe strongly in baby steps. Continual improvement. Change one thing at a time and once that has been well incorporated, add another.
755 days ago (okay, a bit more since I had the idea before I started the idea) I didn't say, hey, I am going to run and do yoga everyday! I said, hey, I wonder if I can run everyday in 2012? Done. Then I added on an element...can I run everyday in 2013? Done with more mileage covered. Woo-hoo! Next step, okay Erica, you can run every day as long as the good Lord keeps blessing you but can you do yoga everyday in 2014 as well? 25 days done. Woo-hoo!
And even though I set sensible goals/resolutions such as running daily, increasing flexibility through yoga....I had some tougher goals such as fuel my body better and be a stronger representative of Maui running. Funny that my big goal of breaking a 4:00 marathon wasn't listed in my resolutions but then, not really that funny. My goals are habits I want to establish and build upon. My big goal, it is icing on the cake and I feel just driving for a number isn't the best way to set myself up for success...emotionally or physically.
How am I doing? I am running every day and continued to run through a string of sucky runs last week. I am beginning to feel better in my running legs. I am doing yoga and am seeing improvements in my flexibility. Check these photos out!
|Making progess: I will get better!|
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Now the final point, being a better representative of Maui running. I am working on that. My family has participated in two local races and I have yet to write a post. Granted, one just happened Sunday but one was at the start of the month and part of the delay is due to me waiting for the official times to be posted. I want to be more prompt in this. Wish me luck!
How are you doing with your New Year's Resolutions/Goals?
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for getting to work safely in the crazy rain.
Daily Affirmation: My faith keeps me strong and confident even if I am shaking like a leaf....like during part of my drive today.