13 in 2013

13 in 2013


When I sat down and really thought about what I wanted to accomplish in 2013 I really wanted to put a goal in place that I could challenge myself with all year long…


Then I started thinkin’ what in corn sakes would that be… I mean honestly? Get Organized? Check….  Read a book a week, not likely, maybe watch less TV… not a chance between Homeland & March Madness  & House Hunters International I’m done for… So then I started thinkin’ ‘bout my health and every year I say the same thing… I’m gonna get in great shape y’all… what the hell does that even mean? It’s so vague… what kind of great shape? Physically, mentally, spiritually?  


I then was talking my good friend Dean who in 2012 decided he was going to run a ½ marathon a month for his health…and 130 pounds lighter and counting…that’s exactly what he did and he’s the most amazing person and I was so inspired by him. He’s one of THE busiest people I know, and he could find the time to train and run like that then maybe I could try that too? Could I get in that kinda shape?


Then I realized Yes, EXACTLY that kind of shape! But how the hell am I going to do that? I can train for the physical, but the mental & the spiritual? I consider myself a good person, I think… I mean, I let folks go in front of me at the grocery store when they have less to get than me, I hold doors for people, and I always wipe down the drink bar at Starbucks even when it’s not my mess…. (To be fair the last one might be a bit more OCD than super sweet…but you get it.) How do I get in that kind of shape?


So I thought what do I do that makes me feel fit in all 3 ways, Physically, Mentally, & Spiritually? And BAM! Running that’s it! It’s when I’m the most dialed into it all and then I thought well, that’s great I run a lot how’s that going to be a challenge? Do a marathon? Lots of folks train for marathons so what… how ‘s that going to keep me challenged all year long? AND that’s when it all came together… I just had an AH-HA moment (Thanks Oprah) I figured out my goal… I am going to run 13 in 2013; I’ll run 13 ½ Marathons (which is 13.1 miles) so to break that down I’m going to run 11 ½ Marathons (one a month for 2013) and a full marathon in December (which will be running 2 ½ marathons in one month)


I figure this goal out and I’m totally proud of myself I walk into the kitchen and proclaim my new found challenge to my husband who turns to me and says “Really, Babe? Can’t you just chill out with this goal stuff?  This seems a bit excessive…” I didn’t let my sweet but albeit Eeyore of a husband rain on my parade… I mean I’m ready! I want to commit and stay committed all year and if I don’t tell myself it’s happening now and make a plan it will all fall to crap come February (trust me this all happened when I decided to get Rosetta Stone…we’ll tackle that story another time)


So I call my girlfriend Summer, who is an AMAZING athlete, to see if I had hit my head with my new goal, and see her thoughts, I mean this woman finished the Chicago Marathon in 3:30 so clearly, if she thinks I’ve lost it…. Then I’m gonna listen… but she didn’t think I’d lost it, as a matter of fact she said I can’t wait to run a couple of them with me! I mean really?! Seriously how amazing is that?!  Now I’m getting partners in Crime on my adventure?! Yes Please!

So I’ve decided that I’m going to blog about my training and all that comes with it… I am making a training plan and working with some amazing people that know a whole lot more about this runnin’ stuff than me… but I plan to pay attention and respect the Journey. Look I tell jokes, and make people’s lives more beautiful & organized for a living…I’m NOT a professional athlete, hell I’m not even competitive, but I genuinely love a challenge… and in my mind when I’m running it’s just me I’m out there with, no one else can help me or hurt me… and I want to see what my body can do and truly get in the best shape of my life Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually.



I’m going to put up the races that I am doing on my website and where ever my schedule takes me in 2013 I’ll find a race and make it happen this is an year of loving the journey and enjoying everything a lot more and I hope that you will come join me along the way!


FInding your motivation Shot by the amazing Sol Tamargo in the Centote Dos Ojos Playa Del Carmen. MX

FInding your motivation

  • By Trish, posted on January 12th, 2012.

As we dive into 2012 I have been full steam ahead with all the goals I want to accomplish this year, and I think we are  all responsible for  keeping each other motivated...Lord knows we can't do it alone ( I know, I've tried...not magical) so I wanted ask all of you what keeps you motivated toward your goals? I'm motivated to feel better in my skin and not pick on myself so much, sweat everyday and finish something I've never done before (a marathon)


What are you diving into??

  • By Trish, posted on January 12th, 2012.

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