Sunday, December 30, 2012

13 in '13

Okay, I gotta do something. I have seriously been one the laziest people I know for the past four months. For the past three years I have had the pregnant/nursing/new mom excuses, but now that sweet Lil is 15 months old (already?!?!?), I really can't justify that anymore. So it's time to find my inner-runner... the one who used to crave the pavement, live for the long runs, and not hesitate when signing up for a race. She's in there somewhere I'm sure.

My friend and fellow blogger, Jan, has become quite the runner herself over the past two years. She was inspired by a blogger she reads frequently and followed suit by committing to doing 13 races in 2013. I guess I'm just one more to jump on the bandwagon and join this revolution. I figure it can't be too terribly hard. I mean, even last year when I actually was a new mom I still managed this list:

Plus, I considered, but didn't sign up for, the Sharks on the Run 5K right here in the neighborhood and the Reindeer Ramble 5K. If I just commit to repeating that list, it covers half of them already. And here are some other ones that I'd consider:

I'm sure there will be a few other 5K's that pop up here and there, and those are easy add-on's to meet this goal. But dare I say that maybe in the fall one of these will happen:

Yikes. Throwing around that M-word again leaves me a bit nervous, but I figure that I've done it before, so surely I can do it again, right? And if you notice, I'm not even considering one of those until the fall considering this lady needs plenty of time to get back into that state of mind. But it's a definite possibility... we shall see.

So cheers to finding my passion for running again in the new year! And cheers to 13 in '13! Who's in?


  1. YAY!! First off you are so incredible UN-lazy, crazy lady!! You are so busy with your KIDS and your CHURCH and your JOB and not to mention your husband's have many valid excuses! That being said, running a few races, especially 5K's, doesn't take much training at all. I know you can do it! Are you on Daily Mile? It's like Facebook for runners. I keep track of my workouts there.

    1. I think I signed up for it once and then forgot to do anything with it. I'm putting it on my to-do list for research. And the lazy comment... it's only referring to FITNESS activities and THAT needs to change! LOL!