January 1, 2011


With everyone talking about New Year's Resolutions, I keep trying to figure out what mine should be.  I'm not really a resolution person.  I try to constantly work on being a better person, staying healthy, blah, blah, blah.  But then I thought of something that might work.

I've already conned inspired my little sister and a great friend of mine to start running and complete a half marathon and marathon respectively in 2011.  I'll be running both races along with them and have been pretty excited about sharing something I love so much and being there for such a momentous occasion.

So I think I'll stick with this as my "resolution:"  I will share the passion* I have for running and support others as they get started.  This also means I have to keep up my own running and continue to strive for a healthy lifestyle.  And since balance is healthy,  I still get the daily occasional beer, chocolate, poboy and the like.

*The key is to not forget that people don't like to be bludgeoned with lectures on the subject.  Attacking people about starting to run is probably the quickest way to turn them off.  I should know.  It worked for me for a long time.

And now for your moment of zen, a little gem I saw on Urban Dictionary...

New Year's Heaves

The "article" where I got this picture
is also pretty hilarious.
To "throw up" multiple times on New Year's Eve, typically caused from excessive drinking after the realization that it was yet another sucky year of life.

This happens many times when people see their significant other kissing someone else on the "stroke of 12" during the Midnight hour.
If it wasn't for Bobby having the New Year's Heaves, we could have seen Dick Clark celebrate his 243rd straight New Year's broadcast.

Thankfully, my New Years was not exciting enough for the New Year's Heaves.  Happy New Year!


  1. Glad I didn't have to experience New Year Heaves ha! LOVE your resolution:) I love that you are sharing your passion with others!!!

  2. It's so great that you've managed to share your passion with two people already. Obviously your enthusiasm is contagious.

  3. Very kind of you to share the passion and to run with them such difficult and long races.

  4. I'm by no means worthy of being anyone's pacer, but I have run about five 5K's with first timers (former couch potatoes) and to see them finish with such enthusiasm is really powerful. What a great focus for your 2011. Happy New Year!

  5. i'm a "goals" person myself. no crazy resolutions here. course we're already in shape so what other resolution could we set? :)

    motivating and encouraging others is never a bad goal/resolution/habit!