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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Check in...

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!


Blablover5 said...

Congrats on not taking a puff or wanting to smoke at all.

And the socks can always wait another month, not like they're going anywhere ;)

Monica Surfaro Spigelman said...

Urge to smoke may always be a lurking shadow. Every now and then I think about a cigarette. But good news is that it gets easier to ignore the urge...I haven't smoked in decades. Hope same for you. Wishing you satisfaction in achieving all your resolutions - the works-in-progress that help us grow in life.

Linda said...

I hope you get a massage to help those hip flexors. I can't stand when they are hurting me.
Congrats on becoming an ex smoker!

Tara said...

Congrats on the check for not smoking and running every day! It will get easier - I quit 7 years ago and now can't even imagine smoking anymore.