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Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health

Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH and is a wannabe runner.

It’s almost the end of 2009 and I have a question for you.  Have you reached the fitness goal(s) you set for yourself?  (I suppose the first question should be, did you set a fitness goal to reach in the first place!).  Assuming the answer to the latter is yes, then I want you to think back and reflect on the experience.  Are you ready to start thinking about your next goal?  2010 is almost here, people!  

Personally, I’ve always, always wanted to be a runner.  I’ve also, for as long as I’ve lived in Boston, wanted to run the Boston Marathon.  I just read this article in the NY Times by Tara Parker-Pope about her transformational experience from couch potato to marathoner.  It is really inspiring… because like her, I will be one of those “plodders,” I imagine.  But is that a bad thing?  

You know from my past posts that I’ve been searching for motivation for my workouts, a reason to get re-energized. So, maybe 2010 will be the year I run a marathon?  To be honest, I’m nervous to make such a lofty commitment in a public forum like this.  But, then again, maybe that will help keep me honest!  And, if I do this, your encouragement will REALLY be important in helping me reach my goal.   For all the runners out there, any words of advice for me?  For all other fitness enthusiasts and newbies, what will your fitness goals for 2010 be? It’s not too early to start thinking about it!  I’d love to hear from you.  

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