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New Year, new you?

posted on Thursday, 7th January 2010 | find under Fitness

In most areas in life, including running, the best place to look is forward. It is the start of a new year and that brings with it a whole host of new sporting challenges if you chose to accept them. At this time of year its easy to get carried away and promise yourself that you are going to go to the gym 16times a week and only eat carrots. This is both ridiculous and unsustainable. A healthy lifestyle is exactly that- a lifestyle choice. It would be a better idea to decide what your long term goals are and then simply find time for activity everyday. Being an athlete isnt about ambitious goals it is about the daily challenge of being an athelete. It is the adaption of your life to fit in the needs and demands of your sport. It is no easier for me to get up at 5.30am to run than it is for you, but i am determined to do it. On new years eve we started our own tradition of running a long run. Last year i ran 1.5miles on the 31st December. This year, with Alex and Lisa next to me, i ran 13.5 miles. My message for the year? Everything is achieveable it just requires motivation, dedication and determination. Good luck- see you at the finish.

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