Monday, January 2, 2012


I'm pretty much stealing Christy's blog post outright today. Sorry and thank you!  This has already been printed out and is taped to my bathroom mirror:

I have a big year ahead of me and I want to do whatever I can to achieve those goals. With that in mind, signing up with Team Tough Chik sounded like a great idea. I'm looking forward to the fun swag, of course, but meeting other team members excites me the most. It means a lot to me to have a sense of belonging in the running community.

I got another short run in this morning, with one of my favorite running partners. Anne had taken 8 weeks off at the end of her season and I'm trying to figure out what is going on with my leg so we were a matched set in terms of motivation and ability. Just three miles, but I'll take it. I'm tired of looking down on my runs and how far I do or do not go in comparison to everyone else. It won't change overnight but I'm going to work on just focusing doing the best I can on any given day.

My legs were definitely tired from running over the weekend. For the shape I am in right now, racing and then running again within the same 24 hours was a bit of a stretch. Tacking on another run today was tough. My calves are really tight and painful, despite foam rolling and stretching before I headed out. I'm trying to decide if I need a rest day tomorrow or not. Maybe hit the bike at the gym and try some of that cross-training business I keep hearing so much about.

I'm hoping that if I am consistent in my workouts for January that I can come back to the track by the end of the month as an official CAR member. Those gazelles intimidate the crap out of me but I won't let that stop me from trying. It doesn't hurt that they are also really cool ladies and great bloggers. I might be a wildebeest in gazelle's clothing but I'm going to give it a shot. That 5k PR over Thanksgiving showed me that I have some ability as a runner and I'm going to swallow all those doubts and fears I have so I can find out what my potential truly is.

On that note, it is time to get moving with the rest of my day. Back to work and reality tomorrow!


  1. Here's to a great year ahead! I'm a Tough Chik as well!

  2. Team Tough Chik sounds great! I won't be back at CAR track workouts until sometime in February, but hopefully I will see you there!

  3. I won't be at CAR workouts for a while, but you can run with me when I get back!