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The Resolution Run

On New Year’s day I participated with over 1700 people in the 5km Resolution Run. A sea of orange jackets took to the streets of Edmonton. All of us with the same goal to kick off 2011 right by completing the 5km run. It was a low-key race, great weather,  no hills, and lots of fun. The race started off with a crowd of eager participants all of us out to reach our personal best. It was about starting the New Year right.

 It was through running with the crowds, that kept me motivated to stay on track, keep my pace, and make it to the finish line. I kept focusing on the people ahead and thought if they can do it – so can I! The can do motto in my head  kept me running,  as I cursed the bottle of champagne,I drank the night before…

As I reached my stride all I cared about was running the race from start to finish. I wanted to obtain my goal of 30 minutes but realistically for a newbie runner that may have been wishful thinking.  As, I crossed the  finish line at 36 minutes and 40 seconds.  I felt ecstatic, that I crossed the race  line, and reached my first goal for January 2011.

It’s through  setting a goal for myself, and preparing for the race – that taught me how to push for my personal best and following through by completing the race. I wanted to see how fast I could run,  and how far I could go. It was no longer about how much weight and inches I could lose. But what I could push my body to do!

In fact, I’m eager, feeling brave, and signed myself up for the St. Patrick’s 10km run. I want to see if I can push myself  just a little further. I know I’m not the fastest or greatest runner. But to me to finish a 10 km in March is an attainable goal that I can strive for, and looking forward to complete in the New Year.

What is one goal you are looking forward to attaining this year?

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

10 replies

  1. Congrats on reaching your goal. It must have felt so good to reach that finish line. I don’t really have a goal for 2011, but between reading your blog, and talking to my friend who is a newbie runner who has recently run several races, I think when the weather gets warm, I am going to try and run again…. Maybe this time I will love it too….

  2. Congratulations! I think this is so fantastic! I’ve always wanted to participate in something like this but it has been so long since I’ve run that I’m kind of chicken to try. Perhaps I should start blogging about it to force me to do it.

    Lots of luck!

  3. How fun! I love the positive energy at races, and this one sounds like everyone is probably pretty happy & positive! This year I want to get more “me” time! I spend so much time dedicating myself to work & school. I love those things & want to do well professionally, but I really need to realize that it’s ‘ok’ to have some “me” time!

    1. It was a fun race and a positive way to begin the new year! I believe “Me time” is very important! I think it helps you recharge and even exceed further with other outside goals such as work and school. Cherish every minute of your ‘me time” and make more time for yourself:)

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