Tuesday, January 1, 2013

One of These Days

Hello 2013.

Let's be friends.  Mmmm'kay?

I will have low expectations for you.  This way you will not fail me.

I won't have huge hopes of what you have waiting for me.  I will just go along with each day.  And, perhaps. one of these days......

I will run.  It will not be fast.  It will not be far.  But, I will run.

I will swim.  I will swim more than I have since I was a teen.  I WILL swim fast.  I WILL swim far.

I will do that SheRox Triathlon relay once again.  This time we will be ready.  We will kick ass.  Perhaps, this time we will win.

I will swim The Big Shoulders 5K.  My first real open water swim.  Should be interesting. 

I will perhaps work toward an 11 minute headstand.  Or not.  Conquering that 10 minute goal on New Year's Eve was pretty awesome.  It also was very, very hard.  However, if I'm a bit more consistent at doing it, than perhaps I may have the strength to go further.  However, if I don't, that's ok.  I hit my goal, a pretty lofty one in my opinion. 

I will continue to support my friends in their training.  In their lives.

I will be there for those friends fighting with health issues that try to knock them down, as they continue to keep getting up.  I will give them a hand up if necessary.  But, no matter what, they WILL get up. I will have it no other way. No. Other. Way. 

I will also keep helping my self up, should I get knocked down (we know I will).  I perhaps may, this year, allow others to help me up from time to time.

I will visit some of my running friends.  I have some thoughts in mind.  It was be fun.  

One thing I have decided I will not do... is sign up for the Chicago Marathon.  It pains me so.  And, makes me incredibly sad.  But, my body just can't and won't allow me.  Being injured once again after this latest 10 mile run proves to me once again that I cannot push a body that keeps pushing back.  Unless I drop another 60 pounds I don't think I can keep putting such pressure on myself to do something that my body refuses to do.  As much as I want it mentally, it just won't be.

Does this mean I won't ever run  a marathon?  I don't know.  Maybe one of these days. I want Chicago.  This is the one I want.  But, I just cannot commit within the small time frame before it will sell out.  Perhaps I'll run well and pain free and somehow train for a marathon by accident?  Huh, wouldn't that be funny.  Well, well, then perhaps I'll do a smaller one instead.  One that will allow me to sign up closer to the race date. (and, I know which one my local friends will be nudging me towards)

I will run the F^ing Freezing Half in three weeks (foot willing). I will run the half marathon race of the inaugural marathon  in my hometown in  November. I have to.  It will be on all the running paths/trails I run on during training.  I hope some of my running friends will join me.  That would be nice to do the full, but again, it will sell out before I can commit.

I will go to two weddings of running friends.  I'm excited to be in attendance for both of these weddings for two pretty amazing people.

I will try to stay healthy.  I will hopefully be happy.

For you, I wish you all a year filled with peace, love, happiness, good health.... and no injuries. I thank you for making me smile.  For lifting me up.  For making me giggle.  For being my friend.  I'm lucky to have you in my life.  

Yeah, even you.

Hugs and kisses,


  1. Great post! Which half are you talking about?!?!

  2. Which day is the F^3? I was serious about cheering for you. Gotta check out a course map ;)

  3. What is date for Naperville? if near thanksgiving may have to pay my bro & his fam a visit...
    you'll get chicago, just keep building to it. you know where to find help... :)

    1. Naperville Marathon is November 10th.