Have I mentioned I'm running in the Army Ten Miler? Yeah, that's in less than five weeks. It's gonna hurt.
What's my resolution this month? Run? Actually, I'm okay on that. What I need to do is stretch. I'm very very bad about that part, and it shows. Rather, it feels. I'm beginning to realize that I'm not a kid any more. Muscles, tendons, joints and all the rest do not improve with age. I have a foot injury from two years ago that I am occasionally reminded of, especially since I keep reinjuring it. If I get out of bed too quickly in the morning, I feel my plantar fasciitis. And in the last week, shin splints have decided to be the usual ailment du jour.
So, I must stretch, every day, run or not. Otherwise I'll be doing the Ten Miler on the back of the rescue vehicle.
What is a New Month's Resolution? Every month I look at where I need to focus my attention. Perhaps I've been procrastinating on certain chores. Perhaps I need to spend some extra time with one or more of the kids. Perhaps I'd like to try a new habit. New Month's Resolutions are not grandiose plans to lose ten pounds or declutter the entire house or give up smoking (of course, I don't smoke, but if I did, this would not be the venue in which I would give it up). New Month's resolutions are short-term commitments; they are easily attained goals; they focus on what is needed right now, instead of what is best for a lifetime.
Do you have a new month's resolution?