January 4, 2013

No resolutions for me

Happy New Year! But don’t expect any resolutions from me.

I’m not anti-resolution. I love hearing about other people’s goals for the year — it’s very inspiring. I just know that resolutions don’t work for me.

I used to carefully think out my resolutions and write them in notebook. A few weeks later (at the most), all of my resolutions ended in bitter disappointment. They probably tended to be a little too unrealistic and maybe a little too big. (I guess “Marry Reggie Bush” was too ambitious. Hmph.) I just know that instead of feeling new and inspired, I felt like a total failure. 

See why becoming Mrs. Bush was a previous (failed)
resolution? Source

To avoid that feeling, I quit.

I could make someone rich.

So, instead let’s look at what I have planned for the first half of 2013.

Jan. 12: Pet Pal Spin. It’s my first spin class ever, and it’s for a great cause. If you’re in the Tampa Bay area, come check it out (because it’s an awesome cause and we’ll have an awesome teacher (a running group friend) — not because you want to see me make a fool out of myself on a bike … well, if me making a fool out of myself will make you attend, I’m OK with it).

I'm attempting the 9 a.m. class.

Jan. 20: Clearwater Halfathon.
It’s my first half marathon of the year, and I don’t feel prepared whatsoever. A few days off of running due to work madness and the holidays, and I assume that I’ve lost all running abilities.

Feb. 2: Best Damn Race 10K. It’s my second 10K after I said I’d probably never run another one. Yeah, that ended in failure, too. But, it’s a good thing.

Feb. 10: Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Petersburg. Yay! It’s my favorite half marathon! I loved this race last year, and I can’t wait to rock it again.

March 17: Florida Beach Halfathon. It’s my second half marathon on this course. I ran this route for the Halloween Halfathon, and I found it boring (and windy). But, it’s flat, I guess?

April 14: Iron Girl Half Marathon. It’s my first half marathon this late in the year. I’m nervous about the potential heat (and tall, scary bridges), but I’m running with running group friends, and that always makes everything better.

Do you make resolutions? Why or why not? What are your plans for the year? Have you ever done a spin class? Any tips for me?


  1. I'm not a resolutions kind of person either, never have been. I have decided 2013 is the year I'll finish writing a novel but that's because it has been a life-long dream! I've yet to try spinning but I love that you're doing it to help out animals :) Have fun!

  2. I don't do resolutions either. But marry Reggie Bush...I like it! ;) Hee!
    I took a spin class last summer and I enjoyed it. My only advice is just make sure you adjust the bike well and are comfortable before the class starts so you don't have to fuss with it in the middle.
    Lots of fun things coming up this year! Get it, girl!

  3. I don't really make resolutions, per se'...I just say I will do better this year...ha ha ha! That spinathon sounds fabulous...I personally love spin classes, they are a great workout! These are all great goals..you can do it!

  4. I have done a lot of spin and I all I can say is that you will love it! Prepare for addiction! I thought about running Clearwater but couldn't get anyone to come with me. Sad. I would love to run the RnR St. Pete too! I wonder if I can find travel buddy by then! You schedule looks fun to me!

    1. Ooo! That would be awesome if you did RnR St. Pete! I can't really be your travel buddy, but I'll be your buddy once you get here. :c)


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