Thursday, January 1, 2009

Resolutions and Tenative 2009 Plans

Hope everyone is enjoying their first day of 2009. I am still in my pj's and have enjoyed the day at home with Hubs. I have been cleaning, organizing, and mulling over my goals for 2009. I decided less is more. Some of them you've heard, others are new.

1. Eat clean at least 80% of the time. I have been reading cooking blogs/cookbooks and pulling interesting recipes to prepare. I have spent the last few days cooking a few dishes and freezing them in lunch size portion containers. My goal is to have enough lunches to get me through until my March marathon. This will stop me eating junky processed laden lunches. I am thinking of starting a recipe blog, so if I do this, I will link the recipes I make with a review, nothing fancy though.

2. Get organized. I hate clutter, and I don't have a lot of clutter in my house, but right now I could stand a clean out, and definitely better organization is needed. I went through my closet this morning and I was a little embarrassed by the some of the bad clothing choices I have made. Which leads me to resolution 3:

3. Stop impulse buying. Whether it be clothes or the grocery store, I can definitely clamp down in this area. No more running skirts or running apparel!! (Well OK, maybe one more since I want to try the Atlanta skirt brand). In order to purchase, I must first assess need, then only buy by a list.

4. Running Goals.
Primary: I want to set new PR's in the half, full and 30K distance. I **will** run a sub four hour marathon this spring. Secondary: Achieve Marathon Maniac Gold Status. Knock off 5 different states for the 50 state marathon goal.

2009 Tenative Race Schedule (Fall 2009 still to come)
January - Robbie Burns 8K
February -Grimsby Half Marathon
March - Chilly Half Marathon, Little Rock Marathon, Around the Bay 30K
May - Mississauga Half Marathon, Cleveland or Flying Pig Marathon
June - Possibly Seattle (tenative)
July - San Franscisco Marathon -really excited about this one!!
August - Run With the Horses Marathon - Wyoming

Obviously I have a hard time narrowing it down.
That's all for now. Thanks for reading!

32 comments:

Kim said...

Happy New Year!
Cute new set up there Missy.
Do Seattle! Do Seattle! We're headed there.

Sounds like good goals girlie! Here's to a great 2009!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Sounds like you have a busy 2009 ahead of you.

Cooking ahead for lunches is a great idea. I really struggle if I haven't planned/packed ahead.

But...no new running clothes unless you need them?!?! That would kill me. LOL

p.s. - I like your new blog background.

Run Mommy said...

Ummm...I don't see Big Sur??? :)

Melanie said...

Love the new look Marci! You have some amazing goals for 2009, all the best with your training! Hope to meet you at one of these races this year! :D all the best.

aron said...

ohhhh SFM!!!! SO excited you are doing that one :) i have thought about doing the half this year but either way i will come out and cheer!!

love all your goals. i am right there with you on the clean eating and decluttering... this week has been fully devoted to declutter :) i would definitely love to check out some of your recipes too!

BeachRunner said...

What a year to look forward to! You are like a decluttering Energizer Bunny, you keep going, and going, and going...
Happy New Year, Marci!

the gazelle said...

Sounds like a great 2009!

lindsay said...

quite a list of goals, but i have no doubts you will achieve them. you've pinpointed some great goals, and i can't wait to hear about you running multiple sub-4hr marathons!

Marlene said...

Happy New Yeaer, Marci!

You amaze me - I am overwhelmed just looking at all of those marathons. I know you'll get your sub-4 this year.

I signed up for Robbie Burns... hope to see you there. Couldn't resist the flannel PJ pants!

Denise said...

That's a busy year! Happy New Year!

The Happy Runner said...

Happy new year!

You have some great goals there. I hope you start the recipe blog. I'm trying to eater cleaner, too, and I'm always hunting around for good, new recipes.

Girl on Top said...

I love the less is more concept! I have 3 goals that's I'm focusing on.

Carly said...

Happy New Year!

I am with you on the impulse buying. I have stuff I will never use with tags still on them.

Your running goals for 2009 look great and I am looking forward to following your journey.

Ali said...

Great goals.

I'm thinking about doing Around the Bay and the Miss half in May too.

MCM Mama said...

Great goals! I'd love to hear more about the clean eating.

Good luck with all of the marathons. I'm still bummed that DC doesn't count. ;o)

Bula said...

I vote for Flying Pig! I ran it in 2006 and it was lots of fun.

chia said...

Great resolutions chica! Happy New Year!

Laura said...

I'm so glad you're doing Run With the Horses - you won't be disappointed!!!

Happy New Year :)

Progman2000 said...

Good luck on the sub-4. I'm right there with you sister!

J said...

Happy New Year! Good luck with your resolutions! I am sure that you can achieve them!

Karen said...

Happy 2009! Great resolutions. I can't wait to read your upcoming posts to see your progress.

Jess said...

I hear ya on #2! I need to do some major closet cleaning and re-organizing around here!

The race calendar looks great -- best of luck with it all!

X-Country2 said...

Love the new look. Great goals, and good luck in the coming year.

Ted said...

Sounds like a good plan. I think the
Seattle Marathon is the first time. I was also thinking about doing the Wyoming as I've heard wonderful things about it.

Happy New Year !!!

RoadBunner said...

Ooh, SFM!

I am still on the fence...

D10 said...

Happy New Year. Cooking blogs are fun. I have found some really great recipes from them.

Happy New Year. Your goals are great,

N.D. said...

I hate clutter too! great goals and upcoming schedule. Happy 09!

Lily on the Road said...

Happy New Year, doesn't sound as though we will catch up anytime soon in '09.

I can hardly wait to read your cooking blog....gotta go.....

;^)

SuperDave said...

Squash # 3. You mean you can't buy running stuff? NoWayJose' hehe
Isn't Robbie Burns like 250 years old now?
Good plans!

joyRuN said...

Great schedule! You'll definitely hit that sub-4, girl :)

WADDLER26.2 said...

Great goals for 2009!! I have ran the Flying Pig and San Fran which are both aawesome marathons.

Meg said...

You're so ambitious! I think buying running clothes is okay as long as you say "it's for the blog" and review them for us. :)