Today is the day that 90% of new year resolutions fail. You give it the two week college try, then fail...fall of the wagon, slip up, forget...whatever.
So I thought to keep me (and maybe you?) on track, I'd check in and tell you how far I have come (literally) and how I've been doing. As a reminder, here is my original post.
Resolution 1, to run at least a mile everyday to qualify for the US Running Streak Association.
Check! I have run at least a mile everyday, sometimes by the skin of my teeth. But so far I have logged over 29 miles in 12 days ( I haven't run yet today, but have running group at 6pm). Sunday was hard, I had to run after a victory beer after the Steelers win. I was a little more burpy than normal and sluggish, but I did it! I didn't think I would make it past day 3 and 4, as my hip flexors were really painful and every part of me was sore. But I pushed through (do not follow this advice if you are new to running) and have made it! whew.
Resolution 2,to be less of a Debbie Downer
semi-check....this is a work in progress and not to measured as the running resolution. I have my good days and my bad days. I heard two great pieces of wisdom on Sunday: 1. Always leave the door open. This an prove to be hard if you are negative and leave a sour impression. 2. Make your mistake, learn from it and drop it. I am a dweller. I dwell on the small stuff. This turns my thoughts negative. Dwell no more, shall I. Bottom line: I am working on this everyday.
Resolution 3, to finish my knitting project.
No check. I haven't even touched the socks. But I have a trip planned to the knitting shop for a few supplies before I start.
And as for my quitting smoking?! HUGE CHECK. I haven't smoked in 13 days and counting. So far so good. I haven't really missed it or wanted to smoke. I know this will be life long struggle, but I feel pretty confident in how I have done so far.
So, if you have been doing well on your resolutions, make sure to follow through today!