- To lose 15 pounds and keep it off
- To run consistently
I ran 15 races in 2013. Eight just for me, three with my dad, three with my son, and one with my friends Kathryn, Melissa, and Ann. I got faster over the course of the year, taking my 13 min/mile pace to 12 min/mile. My best race, the Susco 8k, was an 11:17 pace! It is helpful for me to remember that all improvements aren't linear, and injuries happen. I will work towards that 11 pace, but I will listen to my body and not push it.
I am training with Potomac River Running and learning so much. I took Running 101 this past fall. I am currently in the winter program, which is a hybrid of begin/base/build and distance training. I'm not fully in either group, and I'm looking forward to the end of January when the Cherry Blossom training program begins and I am solidly in a group again.
If I had a third resolution, perhaps it would have been to inspire my friends to achieve their own health goals. I received two wonderful messages over the last 48 hours that made me realize how much this matters to me.
- From my friend April: Thank you Kim for motivating me!!! Kenny and I have signed up for this race! I'm scared to death! Haha! I ran (walked most of the way!) my first 5K in October but REALLY want to learn to run. I love your posts about running so please don't stop. They truly do inspire me.
- From my friend Kathryn (on my MFP 1-year anniversary): You are such an inspiration to me! Your determination and dedication is...just WOW! Good for you, Kimberly. Good for you!