Friday, December 31, 2010

I'm running a half marathon in 2011

There.  By making it my title it'll live in blogland forever, so there's no way I can back out now.  I turn 35 in 2011 and to celebrate my early midlife crisis, I have big plans.  Big plans for "changing the world".  My world, anyway.

via idea-obscura

I am absolutely 100% getting this framed and putting it where I can see it everyday.  Thank you Francesca (and Ghandi).

What kind of goals do you have for 2011?  I have a few things I talked about in a previous post, but my main goals for the new year are:

Run that Half-marathon
Enroll at George Fox University and work towards that Master's Degree and Teaching Certificate
Use a container of baking powder before it expires.

I wanted to do 13.1 miles last year, but in the end, laziness at preparation got the best of me. 
I was going to enroll in school in 2010, but I got scared of the process, and then decided it would be best if I was doing student teaching when Payton was in first grade so I'd have one less thing to worry about with her in school all day vs. trying to find child care.  Steve's schedule is inconsistent. 
Baking Powder?  I'm still using an OLD container of baking powder.  I keep forgetting to add it to my grocery list, so I haven't had the courage to toss it out yet.  ha!  But in general, my kitchen *really* needs updated, so I am uninspired, but I really need to do better about cooking and baking, so that's my goal.  We all loved fresh baked goods and dinners made from scratch anyway, right?  I hope to do better.

I have other things I'd like to accomplish too, as I said, but they say most people don't follow through with their Resolutions, and these goals will be tough for me anyway, so 3 it is.

What are you hoping for in 2011? 


  1. you can do it! i ran my first half this year and would hardly have considered myself a "runner" when i signed up- then i ran another, and i have another on the calendar for march 2011. beware you just might like it! :) good luck.

  2. fun plans! use the baking soda to clean... like the stove top, the kitchen sink, pots and pans, etc.

  3. Best luck to you as you set forth achieving your goals.

  4. I love that poster!! Hope it's okay if I post it on my blog. It sort of encompasses all MY goals for 2011 - focussed around changing my own attitude and reactions towards things.
    Good for you for setting the 1/2 marathon goal! I set that for myself last year and frustation over my post 3 children body not performing as I felt it should bogged me down in self pity and I gave up. This year my goal is to get back into running slowly and healthfully!
    Happy 2011 to you and yours!

  5. Honey if I can run a half-marathon then so can you. Good Luck with that .. awesome post as usual.

    Happy New Year

  6. I had that poster printed & it's now hanging in my kitchen. You can sooo do the 1/2 - I did one in March. Happy New Year!

  7. that's on my list too! I'm planning to do 10 miles in May, then a half in Nov. We can both do it!

  8. Good luck on running your first 1/2 marathon. I know you can do it!

    I love that poster. My "one little word" that I chose for 2011 is "change" so that really speaks to me.

  9. Those are some great goals--I know you can do it! And I have a LOT of baking powder uses should you need one:)

  10. I'm running a half marathon this year, too! The way to get yourself to do it is to sign up for it. Pay the money - the more you pay the bigger the commitment. Mine is on April 10. I will have just turned 37 years old. If this goes well, I'm thinking I'll do another this year and then we'll see about going further by that 40 mark ;) Good luck, I know you can do it!