At the end of 2020, I set 15 goals for 2021. In 2022, I decided that it would be cool to keep those 15 and add 7 more. So 22 for ’22.
At the mid-year point, I posted an update. Read it here.
As you may have read, I had already met most of my goals and have continued to do so:
✓ Run at least 3 miles twice during the week. I usually run 3x a week and the runs are usually 3 miles.
✓ Go for a walk or hike on non-running days. YES!!
✓ Run long on the weekend. I run at least 8 miles.
✓ Continue to connect with friends on runs, walks and hikes. Yup!
✓ Sign up for in-person races. I’ve registered for 32 races so far.
✓ Go on a race-cation in February. I went to Florida.
✓ Plan a race-cation for the Fall. Done! Maine.
✓ Continue to blog at least once or twice a week. I blog 3x each week – Tues, Fri, Sun.
✓ Run 1000 miles for the year. I’m am ON track.
✓ Stay healthy!!!!! So far… knock on wood I’ve had ZERO sick days.
✓ Run a Sub 2:27 Half Marathon. 5 out of 6 of my half marathons have faster finish times.
✓ Volunteer at two or more races. I signed up for 2nd volunteer stint on Oct. 9.
✓ Run a NEW race. I’ve raced 3 already plus 4 more are planned.
✓ Run at least 22 races. I’ve raced 24 already….
Of course, there are those outstanding ones:
X Go to my gym (when it opens) once a week. It never opened. Sad about that! In fact, it looks permanently closed.
X Do some speed work to prepare for shorter races. Nope. I do want to run a few times on the track and may do that once I can run after work (with cooler temps.)
X Add some strength training somewhere somehow. I did use machines at the YMCA during my 3 month trial membership. Still minimally…. Zero Peloton workouts.
X Once I start traveling again for work, run in NYC (for the sunsets and friend connections). I will no longer be going to NYC for work (unless I sub which I did twice this summer.)
X Complete more challenging hikes. I am hiking with running friends and I’ve enjoyed their companionship. I’ve decided that is more important than climbing mountains and fire towers
X Return to mentoring in the STEM program. A few of the mentors due the lack of organization in the spring have decided not to mentor this fall. I am not, as well.
X Buy less and Donate more. I’m still a sucker for running shoes and Skirtsports (on sale).
X Run a trail race. Nope. So far, it’s not something I’d enjoy. I’m not confident enough to race it and why pay $$ when I can walk/hike them for free. I’m not saying never but I need to practice running on technical ones before I sign up for a race.
Happy Running! Did you set goals for 2022? How are you doing? Did you already meet some of the goals? Are there ones that you are struggling with? Pease share.