Saturday, January 1, 2011


I don't really believe in making New Years resolutions, most of the time, people make them, they last 2 weeks maybe a month, and they are over. I've been there, done that. I know to make a real change, it has to come from deep within. Your heart has to be in it. You have to be really ready.
The last 6 months or so, my heart hasn't been in it. I eat like crap, then say, Monday I'm back to counting my calories, by Tuesday I'm off again. It's been a cycle. And it has gotten me no where. I set goals, then find ways to sabotage them.
It is time I change this. I woke up this morning to an email from a good friend. She doesn't know how much her words of encouragement, her friendship, her strength mean to me. She has been an inspiration to me this past year. She said " A 1/2 marathon is a perfect way
to start the year runnin'! You will do well I know it."
Well ok then! No more looking at this 1/2 marathon like it is going to defeat me! I will defeat it! I can do anything I set my mind to!
2011 bring it on!


  1. Hey Becky,

    You are spot on with the New Years Resolution thing. In the gym setting, I call them the New Years Resolutionary's - those who show up, train hard 7 days a week and by February are no longer seen anywhere near the gym. In fact, you hit the nail on the head - it's about a change of Mind, a change of Heart and a change of Spirit that sets the stage for true transformation; transformation that is long-term and healthy.

    Now, about this 1/2 marathon - sounds like you have only a short time to prepare. Couple pieces of advice:
    1 - don't try to fit in 3 months of training in a couple weeks. Overtraining now will make your race waaaay not fun. Better to show up at the start line fresh and undertrained than pooped and overtrained.

    2 - rather than thinking in terms of "defeating" the 1/2 marathon, take a more relaxed non-dualistic approach (win/defeat). Instead, think of it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Show up as prepared as you can be, and regardless the outcome, know that you will be a better person for having done the race with an open mind and an open heart. I know it may sound like a matter of semantics, or a little "New Age-y", but it truly changes your perception and changes your experience during the run. In this "game" (1/2 Marathons and BTWG), there is no win or lose, only choices and consequences.

    Let me know if you have questions or need any help!

    Look forward to meeting you soon!