2016: No calendar-year goals
Two of three of my running goals for 2015 were not met this year. There's no need for me to rehash why or what went wrong.
The way I feel right now is leading me to not have any big-picture goals for 2016. In the past couple of years I have felt like calendar-year goals are things that are setting me up for failure and disappointment.
I've realized this week that if I'm doing something I don't really like with running, why try to force it?
Right now I'm focused on training for the Shamrock Half Marathon and going for a PR. I don't know what I want to do after that and I don't want to carve out two "what if" roads either. I don't know how I'll feel whether I hit it or not.
I also don't want a list of races on my calendar right now. I may or may not want to do a marathon next fall; I may or may not want to go for other PRs after March; I may or may not want to go for something even bigger in a half marathon.
I've never been this open about a wait-and-see approach, but that's where my mind is right now, and it feels like a great place to be.