Kicking off the New Year early!

Friday, December 09, 2011

I have had so many changes in my life this year. Some were hard changes and some were fantastic changes but all together they have made me a better me.

Since I lost my running buddy, one of my changes this year was to run for my self and not as much with other runners. I wanted to be able to push my self and make my self accountable without staying back or relying on somebody else. I found that I ran a lot better this way and actually enjoy running my long runs at my own pace or picking it up when I feel strong. I still run with a group here and there and they are fantastic. We all know each others expectations which makes it nice. If one or more goes ahead or fall back we come back at the end to make sure everybody is ok, had a great run but we ran the way we needed to that day without compromising the others.

I am starting the new year off right and early! I have a fantastic opportunity to work with an amazing runner and I couldn't be more excited! I started the Advocare 24 day challenge with her in hopes to lose some of this weight that I can't seem to get off. I am currently on day 2 and it's going great! All of the Advocare products are designed by Dr's for athletes so I know my body is getting just what it needs to perform the best I can.
Aside from the challenge, she is helping me train to be a faster, stronger and better runner! I am SUPER excited about this part as it's been a struggle for me to work on speed. I have an ultimate goal of running a solid 8mm pace and qualifying for Boston. I know this is a very long term goal but I know with a lot of hard work and help from my trainer that I can do this!
I am 100% dedicate to my goals and no matter how long it takes me to achieve them, I will achieve them!
My trainer started off at a 5hr marathon and ran 19 before she qualified for Boston. Knowing that makes me see how much hard work is involved and that it is obtainable!

This past year made me realize a lot of things. It was a real eye opener for running, my family and friendships but ultimately it made me a better me.

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    So strong! I'm excited to follow your progress this year.
    3150 days ago
    What an awesome present to yourself! Can't wait to see how this year goes for you!
    3150 days ago
    Very excited for you and your progress over the last year! Can definitely see the runner in you and am inspired by your continued success and drive!!
    Looking forward to watching your progress!! xoxo
    3169 days ago
    I love that you are going after your goal. I read an an amazing article called "True Grit" and it talks about this swimmer who gained some weight in college, never even swam in college, but wanted to qualify for the Olympics I think. Not even her coach was sold at first, but she just showed up each and every time with her goal in mind, pressing on and she met if not surpassed her goals. Believing in yourself is #1- and taking advantage of this amazing opportunity is another step towards reaching your goals. I have never heard of Advocare, but following your progress is going to be interesting. I am curious about what it's all about.
    Keeping reaching girl! I know you got a ton in you, because you are amazingly tough already :-)
    3169 days ago
    So very exciting!! Good luck on your challenge! what a great way to go out of 2011 :)
    3170 days ago
    You're off to a great, and early start, Sueann!
    3170 days ago
    Like I told you LAST YEAR at Space Coast...You have the potential to be a great runner! Bout time you listened....ROFL!

    3171 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    Sueann, new beginnings RAWK! I am here for you whenever you need support. Love ya, chica!

    3171 days ago
    Oh, you make me want to run again SO BAD! I'm injured now, but man, next month I want to read this again and get fired up! I know you are going to have a fantastic running year ahead!
    3171 days ago
    I'm so excited for you. You are doing GREAT and I know you will achieve your goals (long and short term)!!! You go girl!
    3171 days ago
    I can't wait to see how you grow as a runner. You have made tremendous strides in all facets of your life this year - and I only foresee you making your goals in the future. Sure hope I am around to see all this growth and changes happen. Love you.
    3171 days ago
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    And I'll be there as a charity runner, or CHEERING y'all on!!!!
    3171 days ago
    I can't wait to follow your progress.. both with your running training and the Advocare plan!
    You and I will run Boston together one day, my friend.... that's a fact!
    3171 days ago
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