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Kiss off 2019, Hello 2020 You Sexy, Sexy Beast!!!

Keep Running Girl

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As a Goal Person, I have to tell you that I LOVE resolutions.  I love them so much, I usually have one round in January and another at my birthday in July.  I don't sweat it if they don't happen in the time frame I want (yes, rock climbing has been on the list since 2016) but I always do more than I would have otherwise.  And many, many resolutions have inexplicably stuck, like waking up early to run.

So 2019 was a pretty bad year in a number of ways and a pretty good year in others.  My back went out over and over and over again, I missed countless races, I got so slow, NYRR dropped me back a corral, I (hopefully temporarily) screwed my career over misplaced intentions, but I also met someone I am crazy about, improved my snorkeling a lot, ended something really toxic, started therapy, and made a few new friendships.  I think I'm actually pretty proud of myself because even when things were bad, I didn't fall apart.  I didn't even realize how bad my running had gotten until I had to review my times when NYRR made their decision.  Even though I hadn't PR'd at all and I only really raced a few times between injuries, I still felt good about most of my races.  

That said, I am glad to see 2019 go.  I love new beginnings.  I love when it's time to reassess and plan ahead.  I really think this is going to be a great year so here goes!  My goals for 2020:

1)  PUT IN THE WORK - I haven't felt like I have done this in so long so here I am, starting where I'm at and focusing on the process not the product.

2)  Learn to swim - This has been on my list for ages but this is when it's going to happen.  It will help my back, give me a means to cross train, and build fitness when I can't run.  I found a master's swim thing I may join too.  Adult Freestyle class begins Monday

3)  Finish a training plan - I don't care if I PR.  I don't care if it's for a 5K or a full.  I just want to commit to the plan and execute it without getting injured or distracted.

4)  Bring my lunch more often

What are your resolutions, Loopsters?  

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I had one resolution for 2020 - to be more positive and happy. Then Amazon Prime dropped their free Doctor Who. So, I'm done.

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2 minutes ago, Dave said:

I had one resolution for 2020 - to be more positive and happy. Then Amazon Prime dropped their free Doctor Who. So, I'm done.

What states are you bagging this year?

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5 minutes ago, Keep Running Girl said:

What states are you bagging this year?

No clue. Deciding about spring this week with Mrs. Dave, so progress.

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Adding to my own post from a week ago.... I do like making resolutions but for me it's just more about what goals I want to set for myself.  Like you, I don't get too hung up on regret if something doesn't work like I plan.  

1. Continue going to therapy at least 1 time per month. 

2. Take care of myself FIRST because without my health and happiness, everything will fall apart. (see #1)

I'm thrilled to read you found someone you're crazy about. 🥰

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11 minutes ago, TreeGirl said:

Adding to my own post from a week ago.... I do like making resolutions but for me it's just more about what goals I want to set for myself.  Like you, I don't get too hung up on regret if something doesn't work like I plan.  

1. Continue going to therapy at least 1 time per month. 

2. Take care of myself FIRST because without my health and happiness, everything will fall apart. (see #1)

I'm thrilled to read you found someone you're crazy about. 🥰

This year therapy was such an important part of self care.  

We're very much alike with how we use and view goals!  ❤️ 

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10 (very modified) pushups everyday. Easy enough to do that if I forget until I get into bed I will still be able to get up and do it, and my upper body is just so weak I need to do something...maybe by the end of the year I'll be able to do real ones. 

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Any year where snorkeling skills improve is a damn good year in my book. Love that you bloop oozes positive vibes. Have a great 2020 KRG!

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13 hours ago, amarie2009 said:

10 (very modified) pushups everyday. Easy enough to do that if I forget until I get into bed I will still be able to get up and do it, and my upper body is just so weak I need to do something...maybe by the end of the year I'll be able to do real ones. 

This is a great one!!  You should totally take a picture so you can see your progress!

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12 hours ago, Apple Pie said:

Any year where snorkeling skills improve is a damn good year in my book. Love that you bloop oozes positive vibes. Have a great 2020 KRG!

Thanks!!!  I'm feeling super positive!!!

You too!!!  Happy 2020!

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Happy you're so happy! 

Good luck with the swimming - Try to remember - it could take a long time for you to feel really good doing it (like running - the first few months often suck, but if you stay with it, things can get magical.)  I did masters' swimming long ago and learned to love it. I never got out of the slow lane, but made huge progress. It can be very soothing to swim laps. I don't do it any more - switched to spinning as my second thing. But I hope it turns out to be great for you.

 

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Thanks!! I've heard that from quite a few people - that it takes a long time.  I think knowing that is how it's supposed to be will help.  

I hope so too!  I think it will be really good for me!

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Ooooohhhhh!!! I love this!

I want to go running with you right now because I need more details! LOL

Goals for 2020:

1) To stay healthy and injury free.  2) Quit/cutback Facebook. 3) Spring/summer decision: Sign up for a 50 miler (if and only if I feel my leg is ready.)

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22 minutes ago, ocrunnergirl said:

Ooooohhhhh!!! I love this!

I want to go running with you right now because I need more details! LOL

Goals for 2020:

1) To stay healthy and injury free.  2) Quit/cutback Facebook. 3) Spring/summer decision: Sign up for a 50 miler (if and only if I feel my leg is ready.)

Haha! I wish we could go running!  

Hey, are you coming into the city for any races this year?

I love your resolutions!!!  Super excited about your (maybe) 50!!!

Ugh... I kind of want off fb also but I want to keep in our group and in touch with like four other people.  There has GOT to be a better way.

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I like New Years as well - just that sense of a fresh start is so encouraging. I try to bring that same mindset to new months, new weeks, new days, but I'm not quite there yet! 

My goals for 2020: 

1) schedule it in, do it anyway - aka don't let the default be sitting at home because I'm tired or it's easier to
2) meditate more 
3) spend my $ on experiences, not things (see #1)
4) clean the baseboards in my house, just once (I hate doing this so much, I didn't do it at all last year 😶)

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