on 2013…the year of surprise…

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in perspective, running | 0 comments

Three years ago, I agreed to participate in the Resolution Run in East Grand Rapids, even though I had not run four miles before…ever. I still remember the last hill, running up towards Rose’s on Lakeside Drive, and being totally convinced that I just wasn’t going to make it. There was a random guy running next to me, and I looked over at him and said, “I’ll race you to the end!” I am pretty sure that he thought I was nuts, and maybe I was. I finished (at a very slow jog) and I remember feeling extremely proud of myself that I had finished.

Finished. It’s a powerful word. It was also the word that I decided to focus on at the beginning of last year. I even included a list of things I wanted to finish…scrapbooks, moving, losing baby weight…

I was actually surprised that I had knocked a few off my list, like losing the last 10 pounds of baby weight, and I was equally not surprised at the tasks that still grace my to-do list, like transferring all of our mini-DV tapes to DVD. Who was I kidding when I thought that I would actually get around to that one? (I really just need to find a good Groupon…let me know if you see one.)

But now that we are almost a week into 2013, I am not quite sure what to do next. Do I keep on focusing on finishing, because it seemed to work out pretty well for me last year? Yes, finishing is great, and I do love a good scribbled out to-do list, but I think I want to direct my focus in a different direction this year.

Here are my thoughts…

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 So…what are your resolutions for 2013? And what suggestions do you have for me to add to my list as I embark on my “Year of Surprise”?

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