Refresh and Renew + Exciting News

Sorry for my absence, unlike many of my other blogger friends the Christmas holiday is a time when I take a break from my computer and relax.  I hope you missed me.

And although, we are only seven days into 2013, I already feel behind as I have not posted my New Year’s Resolutions for 2013.  I think its important to keep myself accountable.   So, I am going to do it.  Better late than never right?


Wikipedia defines it this way: A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit.  The most important part of this is the word commitment.  We really need to commit to making a change if we are going to form it into a habit.   Truth be told I only achieved 29% of my resolutions from 2012.  So, I know I will have to really try to get closer to achieving them all in 2013. But, instead of resolutions I like to call them goals.  They are in no particular order and not all of them involve fitness.

My 2013 Goals:

  1. Lose Weight – This is so I can get healthy and run faster.  I will be documenting this extensively on the blog this year.
  2. Pay Down Some Debt and Save Money– This is so I can save for the future – who knows what each day will bring.
  3. Attend Church More – To get closer to God and be more humble and more thankful.
  4. Log 600 Miles!! – I only got to 324 last year so it is going to take a lot of effort to nearly double that number.
  5. Achieve a new 5K PR – Currently it stands at 41:31, which is pretty crappy for my age group.
  6. Run a 10K or 15K – I am considering Gasparilla but we shall see how this month goes.
  7. Read one book a week. My new Kindle should aid in this one.
  8. Graduate from FSU!  (May 2013 here I come!)
  9. Volunteer for 16 hours.  I hope to do this by becoming involved in the Women’s Council at my church.  I think it is the right thing to do to give back to the community.  I also want to volunteer for one race to help pass out water or medals or anything.  Races can never happen without volunteers!
  10. Visit the Rays in a new stadium!  Maybe Miami or Atlanta or LA!



On Christmas day, I am excited to tell you that Rob proposed to me!  We are getting married!  He hung the ring in the tree and wrote a cute poem and everything.   It was very sweet.   This makes all my goals for 2013 all the more important.  I must succeed so I can wear the most perfect dress for me!

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Lastly, any of my Tampa / St. Pete readers please register for the Glow Run!  It is this Saturday night and I am really looking forward to it!  Save $10 off of registration by using the code: STPETE2013!


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3 responses to “Refresh and Renew + Exciting News

  1. Congrats!! Nothing better than being engaged and married girlie! But i would change that goal of one book a week to one bridal magazine a week! Lol. Love it! Cheers to a happy new year! I successfully ran 513 miles last year and been none this year so far..still stuck in cast. Boo – cant wait to run..only 2 more months!

    Xoxo from Trinidad

  2. Thanks!! We are super excited. So far I have only read one half of one got overwhelmed and put it down. LOL!

  3. Maggie Mekdeci

    Love reading your New Year plans..I need to start running least I would like too…we both have goals this year for a great reason..Congrats To You and Rob..I am very proud of you both and wish you both the Very Best. This is so exciting and so much to plan..let’s do this!!!! :))

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