As you can tell by Samantha’s post the other day, and mine today, the theme around this time of year seems to fall into one very popular category. That would be setting goals for the New Year ahead.
I always say I don’t really like stating resolutions, but the truth of the matter is, I do monumentally better when I have a specific goal in mind and I’m trying to work towards an end result. I did it for my 5k training, again for my 10k training, and now as I do battle with myself once again to go further, longer, stronger.
My friend Jay and I have set our sights on a 15k come spring, and are “discussing” a half marathon for next fall. I say discussing because it just seems unimaginable to me, that I would be even contemplating such a feat. That said, I know that striving for that goal will keep me plugging away through the long winter months.
I was flexing in the mirror the other day (ya, I flex in front of the mirror. Don’t pretend you don’t!) and I decided that my next goal, apart from running and general health “stuffs”, will be to get more definition, more toned, more muscles. I’m not trying to be a body builder or anything, just for myself and my own personal aesthetic, whatever that may mean to me. That, of course, is a whole new world to me as well, so it will be a fresh start with a steep learning curve as I try to navigate the unknown.
I haven’t really pondered any further than those few things, so I think the next few weeks will require some thought, and a plan. I’m a list maker and an organizer. Trust me when I say I do better, monumentally so, with a plan.
In light of this New Year upon us and goals for the future, I’d like to turn my thoughts to this blog. I write it to help me stay accountable, to reach others struggling to do the same, and because I’m generally verbose. In 2013, though, is there anything you’d like to read in particular, or see? It’s hard sometimes to write into that great unknown, and feedback is always welcomed and encouraged.