After all of the New Year's Eve promises and resolutions to friends and family, why not start the year with a little 5K jaunt?
The YMCA of Treasure Valley hosts The New Year's Day 5K Run (which is just a fancy way of saying a hungover group of people running a loop that starts and finishes at the Ram Restaurant).
While you struggle not to hyperventilate, recall your drunken conversation the night before about getting in shape and making 2014 the best year ever.
If doubt enters your mind the morning of the event, remember every penny from the run goes toward helping the Treasure Valley YMCA Team Idaho Track and Cross Country Club, a group that supports Idaho youths who are much more physically fit than you.
Make sure you register for the event in advance and keep a couple bottles of water handy the day of the event.
The New Year's Day 5K will challenge the very spirit of your newfound declaration, one that will surely leave blisters on the feet, but hope in your heart.