6 Over-Ambitious New Year Resolutions For Runners

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It’s a week into the new year and the lack of running done over the holidays is embarrassingly apparent. All the vacationing, vegging out on the couch and stuffing yourself with delicious home-cooked meals has taken its toll on your runner’s physique. It’s time to get back into old running habits and spice it up with a few new goals for 2014. However, goals aren’t achieved overnight and it’s easy to become discouraged, even in the first week! So here’s a reality check for 6 common over-ambitious 2014 resolutions. Remember, you’ve got 356 days to go til 2015.

Resolution #1:  Wanting to go from this…

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The effects of holiday over-eating.

To this:

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news.com.au

There’s a reason not everyone is named Bolt.

Resolution #2: Eating Healthy

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Paramount Pictures/ via thefoodbitchblog.com

You’ve decided it’s time to shed the extra holiday poundage.

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Paramount Pictures/ via thefoodbitchblog.com

But sometimes it’s just easier to eat what you want.

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blogchef.net

And more delicious.

Resolution #3: Incorporating More CrossFit Workouts

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games.crossfit.com

Don’t beat yourself up, if you can’t deadlift 300 pounds on the first day.

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Avalon Television/ via thisisdieting.tumblr.com

Take it slow. You’ll get there eventually.

Resolution #4: Doing Yoga To Improve Flexibility 

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You won’t be able to touch your toes like this.

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perpustakaan.blogspot.com

This is the best part of yoga anyway.

Resolution #5: Investing In All The Latest Running Gear

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Knuckle lights are a must this year.

Resolution #6: Running A Flawless Marathon

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modelinia.com

Whether it’s your first or tenth marathon, you not only want to feel good, but you want to look good for an entire 26.2 miles. For once, is it too much to ask for a decent finishing photo?

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betcheslovethis.com

In reality, though, no one looks perfect finishing their marathon. At least your friends might carry you to the car.

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fondu.com

But you did it! You finished the race! And all that matters is how much food you’ll reward yourself with after.

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