Oh my goodness, there is just so much that seems to be going on these days. Mostly wonderful things, but even wonderful can be daunting when it seems to come flying at you at the speed of light.
I have been MEANING to find the time to work on this website for weeks, (MONTHS) now. So, with the holidays behind us, it is up to me to MAKE the time.
There is a lot coming up that I want to stay accountable for. The first thing is that I have signed up to run my third 1/2 marathon in May. This will be the first year that I will be following a real training plan designed by a running coach. The previous two years I followed (and I use that term loosely) an amalgamation of plans that I pieced together from different training plans I found online. The Pittsburgh Marathon (for me the 1/2 marathon) will take place on Sunday May 5th, 2013. My official training plan begins in February, and my goal is to follow this plan, to train hard, and run this race in 2 hours and 30 minutes. (OR LESS!!)
The second big thing I have going on is called The Whole 30. I'm both excited and scared about this deal. I've read a lot by bloggers that have done this challenge, and have always thought it sounded crazy and amazing. Basically you reset your body by eating only whole foods for 30 days. You eliminate all processed, refined and sugar filled crap. There is clearly a lot more that goes into this, but that's the nutshell version. A friend of mine from college put out a call on Facebook, looking for anyone that would be interested in going through this with her...and well, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. We are set to start on January 27th, and I want to keep a record of the madness here. :)
I'm a huge supporter of eating more whole foods, and as little of the processed and refined stuff as possible. And I think that I have made HUGE improvements over the past few years, but I want to see if I can stand up to this challenge. I honestly think for me the worst part will not be in what I have to eat, but learning how to branch out and add some variety to my meals. I am NOT a fan of playing in the kitchen, so I know that this is where the true test will be fore me.
So, that's where we are right now. Hello 2013!! Here's to ma
You can live a healthy lifestyle in the real world without giving up everything that makes you happy.