Remember when I first moved here and my good friend Jill had given me a lululemon water bottle that was all about writing and holding yourself accountable for your goals?
Well funny thing: it was perfect timing to write down my most scary (however very achievable) goals. I had just decided that I was doing it. Packing up my life and heading across the country to chase and follow my dreams – and 10 months later here I am living them.
Goal #1: Move to Vancouver – massively huge check!
Now everyday (Yes, I use this water bottle every day. And yes, I wash it very regularly as well.) I look down at my goals sitting right in front of me terrified with the next one:
I will: run a 1/2 marathon by ____ 2012.
As 2012 is now upon us, I’ve been struggling with this goal because I have a love/hate relationship with distance running. I love how it makes me feel… but I’m not a huge fan of being alone in my head with my own thoughts for that long: I get bored. I’ve learned that I love interval training and sprinting… but I’ve yet to find a true love for distance running.
So you can probably see my predicament. This goal is mentally not going to be an easy one for me to achieve. But then again nothing in life worth achieving is easy right?
Let’s jump to last night at about 1:00am. I was laying in bed unable to sleep and I heard my phone buzz with a new e-mail message. I figure I might as well see what kind of spam message I’m getting now and click it to see this:
layer up and go run you say?
It then hit me!
Say hello to the lululemon seawheeze: Yoga. Run. Party. Please meet the SeaWheeze™ (aka the most fun half-marathon in the world) taking place on August 11th, 2012 in our hometown of Vancouver BC. Come get sweaty with us on the beaches, seawalls and bridges – you might just have the best weekend of your life. We dare you.
Waitttt a second! luluelemon is holding its first ever 1/2 marathon. In Vancouver. In 2012. Through my neighbourhood… around Stanley Park… through the downtown streets… (incase you haven’t put this all together yet – refer back to the very first two pictures above)!
I’m sorry but if this isn’t a sign screaming at me to get my butt in gear – I don’t know what is! I have no idea how I’m going to do it, but I have 30 weeks as of this Saturday to make my half-marathon running plan and find a group to do it with. I figure if I’m going to run the most fun half-marathon in the world, I might as well go all out. If you are in the Vancouver area and have any ideas/suggestions/or maybe you want to train with me – please let me know!
I know I’m going to have to keep myself accountable along the way, so it looks like I’ll be blogging my way through this one. What are your major goals this year?