Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 Resolutions

Since my right calf is still not healed, I'll post my resolutions for 2010.

1. Eat better, more healthful food (healthy food is food that isn't sick) in my daily diet. This really means eating a regular healthful breakfast and eating more frequently with smaller portions. And not eating after 7pm.
2. I would also like to switch from coffee to green tea and other teas. No more coffee.
3. Include a genuine warm-up, cool-down, and post run stretch session into each run.
4. Run on a plan. This means utilizing several different run types each week: long, tempo, interval, and speed, etc.. Also, at least one run per week will be a natural run with no electronic gizmos, no time, speed, distance, route plan --just run for fun. Strict adherence to 10% rule!
5. Build in cross-training including bike spinning.
6. Find and develop a running partner/group.
7. Volunteer at a race (at least one).
8. Health permitting, complete a marathon.
9. Health permitting, complete a stride and ride or similar biathlon event.
10. Continue to blog and be thankful for followers.

11. Spend more time with this guy.
12. That should do it. Any more and I'll wind up knitting my own clothes or something.

I took this past week off to try to let the calf rest. Went out this morning and it cramped up after one mile then I had to limp home. Two weeks ago I was slamming 6 and 7 milers. Not happy. Home-spun therapy continues. Anyone have experience with calf compression sleeves? I doubt it will be ready for RnR AZ. C'est la vie.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear your calf is still acting up.-how frustrating! Hope it gets better enough for you to participate at RNR. Those are good resolutions. A natural run is a great idea!

Adam said...

Wowza. Some of those would be hard.... No coffee??!!

I belong to East Valley Runners (and Pat who commented a few posts ago) belongs to Arizona Road Racers. I ran a handful of long runs with EVR, however with my travel schedule, any of the weekday runs have been a challenge. Let me know if you end up finding a group or a partner.

Adam said...

Oh, and volunteering at races is REALLY fun. A lot more fun than I thought it was going to be.

Mel said...

Great resolutions...Good luck not drinking coffee! That would be way too difficult for me.

I am so sorry to hear your calf is still bothering you. I know they say misery loves company but I do not wish any ailments on fellow runners. It really stinks :(

You and I are in the same boat...ran a 1/2 Marathon, got in a funk, can barely run a mile.

We WILL get through it...with time :)

RunningLaur said...

Hope your calf gets itself into shape. We have calf sleeves in at the store if you'd like to try one on.

Volunteering at a race is incredibly fun - I can highly recommend it!