Happy Monday kids! And when I say kids you can be 3 years old or 73 years old - we're all kids at heart :)! In the USA it is Thanksgiving week and food temptation abounds! And maybe that time of year when working out gets put on the back burner. Why throw away all the hard work you just did for the past 11 months? NO! Don't use the holidays as an excuse to slack.

Pro tip: sign up for a race taking place in January 2012.

Personal application: perhaps you need a little kick in the pants. Well, I aim to please. Yesterday, I officially signed up to run BACK-TO-BACK marathons. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 AND then Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. Two states. 26.2 miles x 2. Glup.

Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson, Miss., on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.

BankTrust First Light Marathon in Mobile, Ala., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.

I'm currently training for my second 100 mile ultra marathon (Rocky Raccoon 100) and I need the miles. So what better way than to run two marathons in a weekend? I think it's genius, but that's my humble opinion :).

So what January 2012 race (or fitness class or other fitness goal) will you sign up for? If you need ideas, you just let me know!

REMEMBER! Don't use the holidays as an excuse to slack!