Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year...New Goals...New Challenges...New Life...New Junie B

  1. Complete the Chevron Houston Marathon (4:14:59; 4:20; 4:29:59 (time goals) ..help me Lord if the wheels fall off or Mother Nature lays down a warm/humid Spring/Summer like day upon us)
  2. PR at every distance in the Spring, including the RnR Dallas Half Marathon mid-March (havent done a 1/2 marathon in over 2 years
  3. 2 Triathlons in the tri-season (late Spring/Summer); and also PR
  4. 2 Duathlons; and also PR
  5. Reach my goal weight (which means losing about 9 lbs)
  6. Complete 2 marathons (both under 4:30; actually closer to 4:15-4:20 pleaseandthankyou)
  7. Be as close to BQ'ing (4:00:59) as possible by Jan 2011 marathon (goal race is USAFit marathon here in Houston)
  8. Continue to eat smart (imperative to goal #5)
  9. Give up alcohol (as I have for the past couple of months), sans the occasional celebratory glass of wine or such for special occasions.
This coming year is going to be all about me; call me selfish, I've been called worse.  No really, I have.  :o)Just this past Saturday, someone on the outside looking in, pulled me to the side after the long run and shared with me some things that surprised me (funny how you don't know people are 'watching'), but also made me feel very good inside.  He/she also shared with me how I am a 'giver' and would appear that I am prone to attracting others that might not always necessarily have my best interest at heart.  And at the end of the conversation, the validation alone that I am worth so much more, from someone you never expect it from to begin with, was one of the most precious gifts I could have received this holiday.  So in 2010 I will still be that 'giver' but to myself and those deserving.

I have other thoughts, plans, etc., hidden away in the old noggin but they are still just spinning around in there.  I thought about an ultra this coming year, but I am going to push that off till 2011.  There is only so much time you know! 

All that I know for certain is that I refuse to allow another year go by where I am not completely happy with my choices whether they pertain to relationship(s), running, work, or whatever.  I have done way too much of that over the past couple of years and have compromised some of the values my daddy taught me, lost some self-respect, and allowed others to treat me not like they would want to be treated (you remember the Golden Rule right?).  I have however, also remembered some of what I was taught, and have managed to persevere through some pretty awful situations, some personal, some professional.

Basically I am implementing my "Embrace the "It Ain't Worth It" mentality in 2010.  Pish posh to any, all and everything that doesn't fit my agenda, my schedule, my values, my life, etc., so forth and so on. 

Told ya.  Complete selfishness shall abound in 2010.


TX Runner Mom said...

Great goals June...some sound very familiar! :-) And selfish? Everyone deserves to be a little selfish, right? I know you will have a great 2010!

Anonymous said...

I think you are worth everything and anything any person in their right mind would want (or want to be like). Just because some idiot (or idiots) out there are blind to themselves and the lies and secrets they now have to wonder about (sucks when the shoe is on the other foot I bet), I guess that's his problem.

See you later alligator.

Anonymous said...

Oh and guess what? Be as selfish as you want. You deserve whatever you've given to others to be given to yourself 10 times that and back again. Can't wait for all your success in the new year.

Eddie said...

June, you have a great big heart! Luv ya dear. :)

Getting My Words Out said...

So...I decided to go back and get "caught up" on your "story"...and found this post....might be a good time for you to revisit these resolutions, don't you think??