It's been several years since running became more than a conceptual desire. For the past few years it's been a lot of "I want to start running again" or "I need to start running again" but no actual running (not in a real sense). There have been the occasional walks that led to short busts of running. And by short I mean very short and by running I mean I was probably just walking faster.
Then a few months ago I made the decision that 2023 was the year of the return to running and signed up for a half marathon in June 2023. I figured five months of training would be sufficient once I conditioned my legs and body again.
Is it possible running got harder in my three years away? I do not remember it being this hard. But I attempted a gradual build up to my run:walk routine and made it to longer running than walking intervals before back-to-back trips put a pause on the process.
As with anything it seems only fitting that I just wait until tomorrow to restart because no one restarts things on December 31st right? Well, except for me... and this blog.
I've moved past the phase of New Years resolutions in my life. Mainly because I usually stop by May and because I hate New Years (eve and day) and would really rather be sleeping from December 30th to January 2nd. Instead of resolutions I just focus on goals (and yes I know it's essentially the same thing 😉).
2023 Running (and blogging?) Goals
1. Run a half marathon (or two) by the end of the year
2. Maintain a consistent running routine
3. Cross train with spinning, swimming, and/or resistance training
4. Blog about it?
5. Travel more (to run and just for fun)
If I stick to #4 you'll get to follow along as I complete all the others 🙂. Here's to successfully completing all my 2023 goals!