I have a blog that’s actually about my vocation in the works. I promise.
In the meantime…
I have a hard time coming up with new year’s resolutions. Honestly, at the beginning of each year, I just hope that next year is better than the last. But in 2010, I actually set a goal; my new year’s resolution for 2010 was to run a 5k race.
As most girls do, I’ve struggled with body image issues basically my entire life (which is what happens when a naturally curvy girl tries her damnedest to be a ballerina to no avail.) As part of a “make Lindsay better all around” campaign (inspired by caffeine rehab) I figured it was time I started treating my body the way God intended; making healthier choices when eating, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly.
Well, I’m excited to say that after regular training, dedication, and encouragement from friends, I accomplished my goal on March 27th. I sealed my new year’s resolution in the third month! That has to be some sort of new year’s resolution record. I also have a sweet tie-dye tee shirt to show for it.
I chose to sign up for this particular race after a few of my friends told me I could do it. I believed them, though I’m not sure why. A coworker/seasoned runner actually ended up running the race with me last minute. We started at the same time but she totally blew past me halfway through the second mile. That doesn’t matter though because I beat my best time ever! I ran the race in 35 minutes and some seconds.
For all my readers who happen to run marathons, triathlons, decathlons, pantathons and sweatathons that might not seem like a great time, but it was my BEST time and I’m pretty dang proud!
The plan is now to run a 5k once every other month to give me incentive to keep running and stay healthy. Well wishes and encouragement would be great!