I know I’m about a week late in posting this, but the weekend was the first time I was able to sit down and write this out.
I am a goal-oriented person, so I have never had a problem making goals for myself. But I do struggle with making goals for the entire year. There is just too much that can change, which could easily result in a failed New Year’s Resolutions. HOWEVER, I am still setting goals for myself. Some of these goals I may not achieve, but I still think it is healthy to have goals to reach for. Plus, I like the start of a new year. It gives me a feeling of being able to start over with a clean slate and challenge myself—even though I know my life is one continuous timeline.
So here it goes, my goals for 2013:
1. Break any and all PRs.
I will always be trying to break my PRs. I will never be 100% satisfied with my times—that’s the overachiever in me. I had an amazing summer of breaking every single one of my PRs, so I’ve got my work cut out for me this year, but if I am able to have a solid spring of base training, I can go into the summer fit and strong and work to break my PRs. I would love to break 3:15 in the marathon, 1:30 in the half-marathon, 40 minutes in the 10K, and get under 19:30 in the 5K.
2. Deepen my faith with God.
My faith is the foundation for my life, but over the past few years I’ve struggled a little more than I have in the past, so I am hoping this year I am able to grow as a Christian and grow closer to God.
3. Do a better job at living in the moment.
Too often I find myself living in the future or past. While I think it is perfectly fine to reflect on the past and look forward to the future, I find myself wishing I could go back to certain times in the past and long for the future of better days. This is not healthy.
4. Lose weight
Yes, I said it. I want to lose at least 5+ pounds before Boston. Because I know people are going to wonder (I always do myself.), right now I am wavering between 135/136 pounds, and I am 5 feet 6.5 inches. My goal is to get under 130 pounds for Boston.
I have made some changes in my diet by cutting out all desserts and trying to eat incredibly healthy. In the past I would have splurged here and there on small portions of unhealthy food, grabbed something from the community table at work, or indulged in desserts, but for the past two weeks I have cut all of that out—minus Christmas Day and New Years Day.
What is your New Year’s resolution or a goal you have for yourself this year? Or maybe a goal for this next week or month?