Rethinking and refining goals
In my last post I laid out a few goals to have 26 goals to cross off as I set a big goal of finishing another marathon, but I am in no way settled on those goals.
That said, I'm ready to treat tomorrow as a "January 1st" and want to have a full list written down. I'm tired of being injured (only one more treatment left though!), not running much and eating like I'm training for an ultra marathon, so I don't want to start anew feeling like I'm already behind.
I've realized that having 26 goals is going to be an evolving and fluid process. These goals are going to change as I change, and I may add subset goals over the next six months as I start this journey to the Blue Ridge Marathon.
I'll eventually add some more context to these to explain what some of them mean:
- Run 3 miles non stop
- Run 3 miles at a pace under 10 minutes a mile
- Run 4 miles nonstop
- Run for an hour nonstop
- Run a 5k race under an 8-minute mile pace
- Run a 10k at under an 8-minute mile pace
- Run a half marathon
- Run hill repeats
- Run in the rain again
- Run on a trail that's new to me (or one I haven't run in a year+)
- Sign up/run in a race that's new to me
- Do a track workout
- Do a progressive run
- Ride my bike 100 miles in a month
- Go a month without potato chips
- Eat a salad every day at work for 2 straight weeks
- Lose 5 pounds
- Lose 10 pounds
- Lose 15 pounds
- Lift weights twice a week for 4 straight weeks
- Hold a plank for 2 minutes straight
- Hold a plank for 3 minutes
- Do 25 consecutive push-ups
- Do 50 consecutive push-ups
- Blog about my progress at least once a week for 4 straight weeks
- Run a marathon
Disclaimer: I am receiving a free race entry to the Blue Ridge Marathon as an "official blogger" for the race. Visit blueridgemarathon.com for more information about the race in Roanoke, Virginia, and use code BRMFRIENDS to get 15% off.