This year, I decided that I wouldn’t make any resolutions until spring. Basically, it’s all about getting into the right frame of mind but if you’d like more detail than that you can read my previous blog post here. I’m also keeping it simple. I’ve made one business resolution and one health related one. I’ll be talking about my business resolution in another post, but for now I need to get down to brass tacks with the health one.
My health goal
I’m aiming to run a 10k by the end of this year. For some of you that will sound like an epic challenge, I know others who do that distance as a warm up. I’ve done a few 10k races before but the last one was on Boxing Day 2015. My last run was a Santa Run for charity at the beginning of December 2016. When I ran, it prompted me to make other good choices. I’d still have a drink but not so many that I couldn’t get up and go out in the morning. I lost weight and had more energy for my kids.
I can give you all sorts of excuses about the slow decline in my running performance. My kids won’t be among them though. I ran my first official 10k at six months pregnant and I’ve only slowed down as they’ve got older. The main reason is pain. My back started to seize up during runs and at first I struggled through, then gave up completely thinking I would do some yoga and stretches and start again when things improved.
They got worse.