I'm not too big on New Year's Resolutions, because I like to think I can make a change for the better at any point throughout the year. But I've identified four things that I can improve upon in life and in running in 2011. Here they are:
1. Floss Daily-As a child I flossed every single night (seriously, you can ask my mother) and I've never had a single cavity. Since I've become a mom myself, I've let my oral hygiene slip a bit. So, I am getting back in the habit. The goal is daily, but 3 times a week will be sufficient. So far so good.
2. Drink More Water- I do really well in this area during the summer and while its warm. But when it's cold outside the last thing that I want to do is grab a large glass of water (no ice). So I tend to skimp on H20 and we all no that's not good for you! So, I will do my best to carry around a water bottle, and maybe even buy some propel or Crystal light packets, because I'm more likely to drink it if it's tasty.
3. Strength Training- It's not that I avoid strength training (okay, maybe a little), but I don't have a formal strength training program right now, and I know that it would greatly benefit my training. Starting tomorrow, I am going to meet with the WCAP Strength and Conditioning Coach to create a workout plan that I can incorporate into my training.
4. Get Organized- My middle sister was born organized. Her apartment is spotless and always looks like a design catalogue. Unfortunately, I did not get this gene. This is by far my most difficult resolution and I will do my best to stick to it. I am going to get organized! First, I have to cleanse myself of all of the "stuff." That means going through the junk drawer and weeding all of the closets. Then I am going to logically reorganize things so that it's easier to just put them away. I'm heading out to buy some plastic bins right now.