I know this is a day late but I ended up having a date night last night. We celebrated our belated anniversary. I figure that is a good enough reason. Anyway, this is a new feature. I am going to keep all my health and fitness post for Fridays. Stay tuned every Friday for a new fitness or health related post!

Tomorrow I have the PF Chang’s Rock n Roll half marathon. I haven’t gotten in much training and was questioning if I should even do it. I thought if I did it and did terribly I wouldn’t be happy. But if I didn’t do it, I would be unhappy as well.

crossing the line
This was last years PF Chang’s. I only did the mini.

I spoke to my health coach about it and she said I probably have enough of a base to be able to complete it, even if I did have to walk every now and then. I think she is right but there will probably be more walking than I’d like. But hopefully I can compete it without having to hop on the trailer vehicle.

I went to the Expo yesterday and got all my stuff and made my decision to do it. I think I would regret not doing it more than I would doing it (and just not doing as well as I’d like).

I have created a new running plan. Part of my downfall for this was I didn’t have a good plan. I was just kind of haphazardly going when I had the time. Then I got sick and have been off the last two weeks.

I am also working on refining my goals for the year. I am taking a Maximize Your Motivation class through work and part of that is goal setting. I have never used the SMARTER approach in my personal life but am going to work on it for my 2014 goals, so look for that post in the future.


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.