Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 Goals

One of my goals this year is to get back into running. After my foot surgery I lost a lot of muscle & became more out of shape than ever before. Now that I am able to run again I realize how much of the ability I've lost. I've always felt that running is one of those things that you have to continually work on or you lose it. Maybe that's just me? :) Anyway, at this point I can run a slow-steady 1mile. That's my limit. I would like to get back to my running level before the surgery. I know it's a slow and steady climb, but I'm going to try.

Which brings me to another point....I wanted to share my experience with the Vibram 5 Finger shoes thus far. I LOVE THEM! Really. I love them. I have had less foot pain and been less sore after my runs (as far as feet go). They are a little funny and take a few tries to get used to. After my first run I liked them but they smashed one of my toes...the next run I loosened the strap on the back and the toe problem was fixed. It was about a 3-5run learning curve for me.  My legs were a little sore in places they hadn't ever been before..I think it's because I'm now using muscles I hadn't really used in the past. Overall I really do like these shoes! I think they are going to help my feet.
I just hope that as my runs get longer that I still like them just as much! 

Here are my goals for 2011:
  • Run 3 races this year
  • Work out a minimum of 3 days every week
  • Expand my cooking by making at least 1 new recipe per week
  • Take 1-2hrs per week to do something for myself, anything that makes me happy
  • Ensure our home is filled with healthy food (so we don't have to eat garbage late at night! eek!)
  • Help my husband find balance in all aspects of his life
  • Bring Yoga & Running back into my regular work out routine
  • Show more gratitude
 Here's to a new year & to keeping my be healthy be happy goals!

1 comment:

  1. Showing more gratitude is a good one! I want to add that to my list.