Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 intentions

I've tried to cement some new year intentions (yes, like setting an intention for a yoga practice) for the past week, and it hasn't been the easiest thing in the world. But since I still have over a week until back to the law school grind, I think I still have some time.

What i do know is that I'd like 2013 to be a year of getting healthy again. 1L kicked my butt pretty hard - I didn't consistently eat healthy or run, and I think that was to my detriment.

So new gameplan for 2013.


I will be signing up for a half marathon very shortly (for April 27! Plenty of time to train for a PR), and I'm seriously toying with the idea of signing up for the Chicago Marathon this year - I'll be up to 8 mile long runs at that point, so I think I'll have a good idea of whether that's something I want to do.

So fitness intentions:

1) PR the half
2) run consistently
3) keep up spinning class, as cross
4) foam roll
5) master an impressive strength training project - headstand, pull-up, something like that

and more general health and wellbeing intentions:

1) continue eating whole foods
2) snack healthy, less often, and smarter
3) break up with sugar

With regard to these health and wellbeing goals, I actually have the good fortune of a physical this week with bloodwork - so I can make sure all those pesky levels are where they need to be and adjust accordingly if necessary.

So far, the running stuff has been going well.

I've been consistently meeting my plan (minus the spinning as I'm not near my go-to spin studio), and it's been great.

So nice to just get out there and run.

Plus i feel like a badass running in the cold.

these things have been lifesavers:

toe warmers
Having my toes be toasty when i run makes running in the cold infinitely better.

Running a lot has me a little worried about old injuries (a legit 3rd metatarsal fracture from running in 2011), but I think if I run smart and cross train, I'll be good to go.

So here's to 2013, big goals, big accomplishments.

Let's do this.