So, I made a resolution journal for 2013, and I told you I made twelve goals. I probably left you wondering, how many goals did she accomplish? What were the goals? Maybe I didn’t leave you wondering at all, but I’m still going to share some of the goals over the next couple of posts. Hope you’re okay with that!

I officially accomplished six of my twelve goals. I also made strides toward accomplishing a few others—such as researching new art techniques, how to refinishing furniture, where I can truly recycle a computer, etc. Some goals I had to move to 2013. Today I’ll share about the first goal I accomplished in 2013.

2013 Goal #5 : Run four 5K’s this year.
Completed in June

S and I started running in 2012 as part of an effort to live healthier lives. I knew that if I wanted to keep running, I had to start out with a plan and a goal. The plan was the Couch to 5K running plan. The goal was the Spinx Run Fest 5K in October of 2012. I also knew to keep running in 2013 that I would need goals for 2013. Hence goal number five listed above.

I ended up running three 5Ks, one 8K, and a 10K. It takes a lot of discipline to start running. When I started in 2012 I could barely run 60 seconds together. Now, even when I don’t feel like accomplishing much on a run, I remind myself of my first few weeks of training. A 5K seemed impossible, let alone a 10K! It still is difficult to find time to fit running into the schedule, but I know it’s good for me and allows me to experience race day. I’m a big fan of race days! My favorite race day of the year was the Spinx Run Fest 10K in October. It was the anniversary of my first race, and a whole group from our church ran it. The music, the hype, the running with friends, meeting everyone at the finish—it all added up to one great experience! The finisher’s medal was just icing on the cake.

Race Medal Running Group from Church