This week’s Tuesdays on the Run post is about progress on 2016 goals. Sometimes, setting goals is so hard for me. I set a goal and then think, how dare I actually set that goal! That’s way too unrealistic. Goals are more like dreams with deadlines, right? But, then sometimes, those deadlines pass, and I’m like a deflated balloon.
This year, I really had a hard time nailing down some goals because I wasn’t sure what the year would look like after two pretty much back to back marathons and a tumultuous start resetting my training on my own. So far, I’ve been doing pretty good.
- Continue to be consistent with running: Done. I’ve consistently run 30+ miles every week since the beginning of the year. The real goal will be to actually run while I’m on vacation this year. I hardly ever do that.
- New races and PRs: New races. Done. I’ve registered for NYC Marathon, the Nutrabolt Half, which is 6 days before the half marathon in Marathon, TX (one of the 5 halfs on my bucket list)–I hope that’s not too ambitious!! PRs…I did set a new PR in the 5K of 21:54, so that was nice surprise. I didn’t beat any other PRs, which although it was admittedly disappointing, I had an ambitious race schedule every 2 weeks after finishing the Houston Marathon, so it was only natural that I wouldn’t make each race my best. I was TIRED!
- Get a BQ: I’d like to beat my marathon PR of 3:48 to get a BQ and actually run the marathon. I’m not sure at all if I can shave the time needed (5 minutes) to get the not only the qualifying time but the minimum time to be able to register. 5 minutes feels like a lot. a LOT. This year was the first time I watched the Boston Marathon, normally, I just read about it afterward. Watching the race yesterday, and Atseda Baysa make her late kick in the final miles to win the marathon, was jaw-dropping. She looked so strong–after the killer hills. Wow. Even the announcers were saying it was almost unheard of.
- Get back to eating better: I definitely have my ups and downs with this, but more ups than downs. 🙂 Like, I’m not going to eat all the tacos. I stop at three. Progress.
One more goal I’d like to add is to do strength training and add some biking. Hubby says I need a better bike, tho. I’m like, nah. I’m good. 🙂
How are you doing with your goals?