Happy New Year

Well, it’s that time of year again. The pressure is on! Got to make that list of New Years Resolutions!

You did it last year and the year before that and the year before that but somehow nothing changed. Well, I’m here to change all that for you.

Below I’ve listed the Top Ten New Years Resolutions and, most importantly, a way to accomplish ALL ten:

  1. Lose weight and get fit

Start a running program; you’ll accomplish both goals at the same time so, two for the price of one.

  1. Quit smoking

Once you start running you’ll replace a bad habit with a good habit plus you’ll no longer have to deal with that hacking cough at the next staff meeting. Plus, you’ll certainly live longer.

  1. Learn something new

You’ll learn what a “natural high” feels like after your workout; you’ll know what a good nights sleep feels like and you’ll learn how to post your daily run on Facebook, Twitter etc. (much to the chagrin of your followers).

  1. Eat healthier and diet

You know you’re not going to have one of those doughnuts from the box the sales rep brought in nor a piece of cake someone brought in for a birthday because if you do, you know you’ll just have to run an extra 2 miles. Again, two for the price of one!

  1. Get out of debt and save money

No more gym dues. Sure, you signed up on January 1, but how many times did you go last year? Forget that, save the money and pay off your debts.

  1. Spend more time with family

Get the spouse and kids involved. Yeah, I know there’s school and sports etc but it’s only for 30 minutes. Who knows, maybe you’ve got the next Olympic gold medal winner in the family!



  1. Travel to new places

Run through that park in the neighborhood you pass every day. Run along that trail by the river. Sign up for a race in another town, another city, another state, even another country.

  1. Be less stressed

Absolutely! There is nothing like a 30-40 minute run to make you forget all those problems you had because, in all likelihood, you either came up with an idea to solve the problem or you decided they aren’t problems after all. Plus, your family and friends and co-workers like you a lot better.

  1. Volunteer

This is an easy one. Every race, no matter how big or small, needs volunteers. Sign up and get involved.

  1. Drink less

Hey, everyone has to hydrate. What better reason to have a beer than finishing a 5K?

So, now you know the answer to all 10! So all you need to do is start your running program and I’m here to help!

My latest book “Running Log” offers training plans, nutrition advice, motivation and humor. It’s available from Amazon   https://www.amazon.com/Running-Log-Roger-Hollis/dp/099941271X

Happy New Year!

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