living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

Power of 3: April goals

Earlier this week I wrote about 3 general goals for each of the next 3 months, but none of those were things I was ready to definitively set. 

For April, those goals were about running more than what I did in March, getting my long run back to an hour and running at least 20 miles in one of the weeks of the month.

Those are good goals to have, but they feel a bit too much like the same-old, same-old when it comes to my goal setting that has failed too many times in recent years. 

While those will still be goals in the back of my mind, I'd rather set different goals that will continue to bring back my confidence and keep me focused on being happy with running once again. 

So here's what I've come up with and what they mean right now: 

  1. Run on the track again. This is one of my 26 goals before I run a marathon again (that I have NOT forgotten about), but it's also something I need to do to break out of my comfort zone of running this extremely slow pace I've developed. 
  2. Run 4 times a week. Similar to what I did this month with a goal of running half the days of the month, this is focused on maintaining consistency. 
  3. Blog a dozen times. No reason behind this one yet.