…and I don’t think I have any major fitness resolutions for this year!
It seems weird to think that way, but I really don’t have any major goals. I think my biggest goal (and this will be a big challenge for me) is to just listen to my body and do what makes me feel best. That means: paying attention to how running is affecting my system (joints, digestion, etc.), monitoring my nutrition needs better, getting appropriate rest, learning to relax more, listening for and addressing internal cues. It seems so basic, yet it’s kind of a tall order for me. I’m used to just pushing on and on and on; no stopping, no matter what!
Racing in 2009? I’m not entirely sure what I want to do in that regard either. I’m running a half-marathon on January 3. Then I’m doing the PF Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon on January 18. I don’t have any other races firmly placed in my Google Calendar. I’m debating doing a couple local half-marathons in March and April. I would love to do the new Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon. But really I’m just going to have to play things by ear and see what my schedule/life allows me to accomplish. I would like to buy a new house this year if possible, so that may mean keeping race travel close to home and fewer entries into races. I love racing, it gives me a goal and something to anticipate. But sometimes you just have to relinquish a little control and tackle life as each new day comes at you.
JillWillRun.com in 2009? I would love to secure more giveaways from various merchants, those are fun and to have the chance to give something back to those of you who support me is gratifying. I plan to keep researching new products, I love finding innovative gear/gadgets and especially like featuring small start-up companies. I would like to do more reviews. Plus I think I would like to come up with a few new regular features; I’m thinking something like “Monday Motivation” or fun items like that. Mainly I just want to keep writing, so I hope all of you will keep indulging me!
Overall, I just want 2009 to be happy and healthy. And I want the same things for all of you. Happy New Year!