New Years Resolution Now Commencing… April.

April 13, 2013

My Running

So my New Year’s Resolution has officially started. Finally.

I’m not sure I posted anywhere about what I wanted my New Year’s Resolution to be. I know I’ve told some people….not sure I committed to it in writing. You know what they say about posting on Facebook. Once you Post about it, you gotta get off your ass and do it. At least that’s what Chris Graham says.

My New Year’s Resolution is this: To go back to every race I’ve ever done and beat my best time for that race. My first “resolution” race of the year should have been back in February. But I was still on doctor’s order to not run—so that race came and went. And I was okay with that.

Today was the second “resolution” race of the year. The Seal Beach 10k. My worst time was 1:17. My best time was 1:01. I knew I would not beat my 1:01. I also knew I would beat my 1:17 time. I was shooting for 1:06. I wasn’t sure how I would do. No idea. Couldn’t even guess. 6.2 miles was going to be the most I had run since November, when I stopped running to heal for the heel. Five months ago.

My finish time was 59:58. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???? I’m still having a hard time believing it.


I am beyond blown away. Beyond!!

The first mile I did not listen to music. I listened to all the feet hitting the pavement all around me. Once I hit mile 1….I pushed play on my iPhone. “Chasing Cars” started me out—and I felt STRONG. (That will make sense if you read the previous blog). And “This is My Life” by Bon Jovi brought me through the finish line. The entire race was thought provoking. Always when I run, I think about where I’ve been. The path I had to travel. To get to where I’m at. And all the people who have been there.

Not running enabled me to get my best run time ever. If you had told me that five months ago when I had to stop running….I would have laughed in your face. If you had told me I would be getting into better shape if I stopped running….I would have laughed in your face. If you had told me my mind would not turn into my own worst enemy if I stopped running….I would have laughed in your face.

And yet—not running made all those things come true. Ironic isn’t it.

I run on purpose. I run with purpose. I run because I have a purpose. I run for a purpose.

I run because…..fill in the blank. It will apply.

Why do you run??

Got an ice water bottle?


Our group today, wearing different colored skirts for Awareness.


A few of us after the race.


The best part of racing with friends is the big gigantic breakfast afterward…


My friend’s husband didn’t know he was pacing me. I figured if I could keep him within my sight I knew I would have a good finish time!!


The new cover photo I made for my Facebook Page. :-)


I chose to wear a yellow skirt because it represented Liver Cancer…..and STEELER colors.


Did I mention I PR’d today?

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About rsouleret

I am a mother of two beautiful girls. I work full time. And I run. ILML.

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