Why wait until January to do something great? Zest Editor Mandie is seeing 2012 off with a bang
So tonight will be my last training run before the Twickenham 10K on Sunday. Although 'training run' makes my preparation sound far grander than it has been… I only signed up a couple of weeks ago, spurred on by reading a feature about the Zest team's new year's fitness resolutions (you can read it in the January issue which handily went on sale today – see what I did there?).
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As you'll see in my ed's letter in the issue, one of my resolutions for 2013 is to do a 10K with my two sisters. But with all the inspiring talk of goals, fresh challenges and proud achievements flying round the Zest office as we planned our new year issue, I started to think, why the hell wait 'til January? Why not end the year on a high, instead of just aiming to start it that way. Why not do both?
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Of course two weeks isn't very long to prepare. Not very long indeed. It hasn't helped that it's been so damn dark and miserable in the evenings either and that due to work and life and things, my sister and I have only managed one run together. Luckily it was on a super motivating, beautifully crisp, sunny blue sky Saturday morning, the kind Melanie and I are hoping for on Sunday.
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Evening running in early December has required a whole new wardrobe (hence the rave gear) and no music either (Zest's web intern Victoria was mugged a few months ago on an evening run, which was a scary reminder that you've got to have your wits about you). But at least it's proved that I don't have to have the Freestylers blaring to set my pace (although I have to say it's a lot more fun when they come along for the ride). So, wish me luck. Whatever happens on Sunday, I'm just going to be pretty damn pleased at having ended 2012 with a last minute challenge. After all, I could just have easily spent the day munching mince pies*.
*I'll be doing this just as soon as I've crossed the finish line
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