This week’s topic is GOALS FOR 2016.
What NO GOALS!!
The person who has individual race goals, weekly goals, monthly goals and yearly goals.
Well, no more! You will no longer see that G word.
Goals are like checking off a to-do list.
Yes, I did it.
No, I did not.
It really doesn’t change you.
I want to impact lifestyle changes and setting goals, I don’t think will help me.
I don’t even think about my goals until at the end of week or the month or the year when I write about how I achieved some and failed at others.
I also want this blog to be less about me and more about running.
Of course, I will recap my races, my week, my month, etc.
Hopefully by posting about my running experiences (both successes and failures), I will motivate other runners (especially us older ones) to run and keep running.
That being said, I do have hopes and dreams (not goals) for 2016:
I hope to…
- To improve my running
For me, it’s to get stronger and be a more confident runner. To have more quality training runs. To maintain my current speed and if I am very lucky PR at some distance. To run lots of races (both long ones and short ones.)
- To run with others
With my schedule, it is easier to run solo. But running with others is more fun. I often shy away from running groups (like Fleet Feet, ARE, etc) because I feel that I am too slow. I hope to take advantage of more group running opportunities.
- To volunteer and give back
I had great experiences with this in 2015 and I hope to continue with STEM, GOTR and any others opportunities that present itself. My specials needs buddy is awesome. I hope to connect with him more. And to make time to see my mentee Amanda & her kids more often.
- To eat healthier
I am addicted to carbs and sweets. I can justify the carbs for running but I hope to substitute more fruits and veggies into my diet. This also includes drinking more water.
- To get physically on track
I may not weigh myself but I know for a fact that the excess pounds have moved to an ugly place (my waist & butt). My excuses have been that it is an age thing (Sorry, the meni pot is a fact.) But I think it is important for me to exercise (not just run and play tennis). Sit less, walk more? Gym time? Planks? Yoga? Whatever it takes to look better.
- To spend quality time with family and friends
Running is important but not more important than those I care about. Skipping a run to be with them…it should happen.
Happy Running! Are you goal setter? What do you hope for in 2016?