The New Year is always a time to make resolutions. Some are kept, and others go by the wayside pretty quickly. I prefer to see them as goals for myself. Getting ready for a race is one of them. Staying healthy and in remission is another one. I don't get all bent out of shape when I let a smaller goal slip away. Take this morning for example. I usually participate in the running Room's Resolution Run. I have been entering the 5k race for the past few years, and I find it's a great way to start off the New Year. Last year, my 3 daughters ran the race with me, which was lots of fun!
Today was a different story. I didn't sign up for the Resolution Run this year, opting for a nice quiet run in my neighbourhood instead. When I woke up, and looked out my window, I couldn't see the house across the street from me. Not the best time to don the running gear and go out. Alas......all my good intentions would have to be put on ice. Luckily I did a quick 3k yesterday followed by a 3k walk with my dog. That's as good as it will get.
I wish you all a great 2011, and I hope that throughout the year some of my stories and experiences, or information I can pass along will inspire all the athletes, or aspiring athletes, out there who may be living with cancer or have loved ones afflicted by the disease. Keeping a positive and happy mindset is key.