New Years Resolutions ~ Goals and Challenges

107171666103131172_3j0YC7Oc_b As the New Year approaches us, I’m sure everyone is thinking about what their New Years resolutions is going to be and I’m sure there are some you that don’t do that and that’s it fine. Well for me, I always have something to do with fitness and Exercise!! This year of course it is, but also to Start eating More clean and healthier. It is the hardest thing for me to do!! I can work out till I am Blue in the Face, but if I don’t make better food Choices I am not going to lose and I will feel much better when I pick better food choices, of course. Exercise is 20% and Your diet is 80%, you have to watch what goes in your mouth. We are what we eat!! So with that said, I am going to eat healthier and make better choices and exercise daily!! Decide ~ Commit ~ Succeed

As I reflect on the last year of Running for me and think of how far I have come in 2012, it makes me even more excited for 2013!! Also makes me very exciting to share with all of you and learn along the way as well. I will always have a special Place in my Heart For June 16th 2012, I ran My first Full Marathon, there were no words. There is no other feeling like that. I pushed very hard and trained very hard for that!! I had Back surgery 9 months before that, so I wasn’t even sure I was going to be able to keep running, I pushed through that and here I am. I had some ups and downs training, we all do. But I was on a High fr most of it, Just thinking I am doing something I never thought I could do , Run a Marathon ~ There will be days I might think I can’t run a marathon, but there is a lifetime knowing I did!! My Doctor said maybe I should not take up Marathon running, but I am not done with my journey yet and as long as my back is feeling good I have a lot more planned. My Main goal is to Train for my 3rd and 4th Marathons. So I have a lot of goals and challenges to help me along my training. Some of my goals this year are to Run 13 Half Marathons in 2013. 1 Half Marathon each month and 1 extra or more than one. Another one Put on 2013 Miles in 2013. First goal is to just put on 2013, running, walking, biking, etc!! Which I did this last year. I put on 2,317 doing all that last year, so Hopefully I can go past that again this year. If I could put 2013 in just running that would totally make my year. I am going to push hard but I just not sure if I can pull that off!! That’s a lot. My running mile so far this year are 1,640 mile. My goal was 1,500. I was very happy with that!! I am going to push hard and up my goal from last year to 1,800. Still going to push for 2,013 miles!! I am also in the 13 races in 2013. There is a couple of Blogs that I have been following that are doing that challenge. It is to run 13 races of all Distances you choose. Official races or Virtual. I am excited for that too, that will push me with all the running in between my Half Marathons and Full Marathons Races push me, whatever it takes to push yourself, go for it!! I am also in an Eating Clean challenge, that is to help motivate me and support me. Love those groups for the support!

I hope each and every one of you has some goals set for yourself no matter what your interests are. Its alway great to have goals!! I am looking forward to what is in Store for the New Year 2013!! Wishing you all a Wonderful New Year!! Excited to start this Blog off sharing and motivating you all. Glitter Girl on the run is looking forward to bringing in the New year with the Polar Dash (-10 degrees has me a little Nervous) on Tuesday Morning. My First official Half Marathon in 2013. Super Excited!!!!!! Happy New Year

Glitter Girl on the Run ~ Lindsay

My New Adventure ~

I have been thinking about writing my own blog for a while now. So Here goes, Its official I joined the Blogging world!! I am not a very good writer but I do have a lot of good thoughts and Ideas and I’ll try to do my best writing them down! I have been On the Daily Mile, a Social Web sight that I share my training and some friends have said on there that I am full of energy and very Happy positive person!! I think I really am! For sure when it comes to Running and Fitness, I truly LOVE to be out doing it all!! My day is not complete with out it!! I know other people have Other interest and some people say do you really truly love it that much. Yes I would pick that first. That’s why I bought a Fitness Center. I have learned so much from my fitness blogs. I am always looking at them for ideas and Motivation. I love all the tips I get and New Product Ideas, I hope I can do the same. One of my Favorite Blogs is Run with Jess, I started following Run with Jess a year and half ago and she has truly inspired me and motivates me everyday!! She is full of Energy just like me!! I am not trying to impress or brag about my running on here, it’s not about that at all. I have such a passion for Running and Fitness that I am full of Joy & Happiness and need to share it. I hope that I can Inspire some people along the way, but I am going to share my Journey ~ The Happy and the not so happy times!! It’s about getting all my feeling out and sharing my journey, Running to be Healthy and Fit for life. This is going to help me be accountable, obtain my goals and share all my training adventures!!

Running has taught me so much more than I ever dreamed it would! It is amazing how you feel when you get out run and then the feeling when your done!! I am so happy with my miles in 2012!! My goal was 12 races in 2012. Well I just finished my 24th race for 2012 . That is Official and Virtual races. I am so proud that I raced everything I signed up for including virtual. Decide ~ Commit ~ Succeed. I treat the virtual the same as an official race. Races really push me and I love how I feel when I do them!! Like I said earlier, I am not trying to impress anyone with my running, Just trying to impress and improve myself:)) Of course you know me, I love to wear fun outfits too!! So it will be very fun showing you all my outfits along the Journey too. This year I ran 2 FULL Marathon, 8 HALF Marathons, 7 -5Ks, 2 -10Ks, 12K , a 10 mile, 2- 5 miles, a 4 mile. I am so proud of how far I have come in the past 3 years in Running!! I have found my passion for sure ~

I am so excited for 2013 and my Running I can hardly wait!! As long as My back stays stong and healthy, my training continues, the Glitter Girl who said she was only going to run 1 Marathon is training for her 3rd and 4th in 2013 ~ More details to come. I can’t wait to share it all!!

Glitter Girl on the Run ~ Lindsay