So, I’m a little behind in setting these. It’s not that I wasn’t thinking about them. In fact, I’ve been thinking about them like crazy. I just haven’t had the chance to put them down until today’s snow day. I don’t believe in resolutions, but I do believe in making goals and working to accomplish them no matter the time of year. Most of these goals involve fitness and running, but not all.
1) Cross train at least one day a week. I finally signed up for that spinning class I’ve wanted to do, but always said I was too busy for. Who’s busy at 5:15 a.m. any way? At least I’ll have somebody to do it with. Nothing motivates like a workout buddy.
2) Beat my yearly half marathon number. Last year I ran 4. This year I’d like to run at least 5.
3) Explore local races I’ve never done before. There are many hidden gems out there. I like using the website Running in the USA to find races from 5k to marathons by state and date.
4) Continue lifting one to two times per week. I don’t like doing it, but I like it after.
5) Do bodyfit five days a week. It is 12 minutes. Everybody has 12 minutes in their day. Stop making excuses!
6) Complete my double weekend (1/2 marathon and full marathon on Sat. and Sun.) in February with minimal setback in training.
7) Start making smoothies with veggies and fruits.
8) Read more.
And the one I’ve been going back and forth about. To be honest, I’m just not sure about #9. Do I have the heart to take on another high milage and intense training cycle? Do I want to put in the time it takes to run fast and long? I guess we will find out.
9) Qualify for Boston.
10) Enjoy the simple things.
What are your goals this year? Do you want to finish your first 5k? Set a personal best in a certain distance? Commit to walking four days a week? Whatever they are write them down and go for it. We can all do more than we think we can if we just begin! Putting your goals on paper and sharing them is the first step in reaching them. So go grab a pencil or sign up for that race!