My side of the family always comes over and celebrates Christmas on Boxing Day, which is great, because no one has to run around too much on Christmas Day. After the gifts were unwrapped and our bellies were full (again), we started to talk about resolutions. I always make them, and I always break them. My sister, Deanna, is more dedicated. A few years ago we both started to run. After I did the Lunenburg Heritage 5K race, I told her that we should do it together. It’s a great way to stay motivated. The next year, we did it, and motivated we were. We signed up for the 8K only a few months after. That was the most I have done, and I really haven’t done anything much since in the way of running. Deanna has a personal trainer, goes to Nubody’s, and again, is more dedicated.
So on Boxing Day, this past Christmas, feeling ill from too much food, booze and the extra 5 pounds (when you’re short 5 pounds is a lot), I made a resolution to run the Blue Nose Half Marathon with my sister. That’s 21K. Not only that, but we pinky promised and locked it, in front of our kids as witnesses. Evan is a big fan of the pinky promise and to date, I have not broken one. I think he might need therapy if I did.
To seal the deal even more, I am making this resolution public. My hope is that it is harder to break this way.
Now I’m off for one last New Years Eve bender. Training day starts on January 2nd.