It’s incredibly easy to make too many goals, or too lofty of goals. I wanted this year to keep it simple, and keep it challenging. I have two goals this year:
SHORT-TERM GOAL: Complete “Run the Year 2016”
Run the Year 2016 is an ongoing event for the entirety of 2016. The goal is to run/walk/crawl 2,016 miles between January 1st and December 31st. While this in essence a long-term goal, I’ve turned it into a daily/weekly challenge to make it easier to swallow. While the event does support making teams to split the mileage and make it easier to achieve, I’m attempting to do this solo. I will run/walk/crawl an average of 5.5 miles every day.
LONG-TERM GOAL: Run a marathon
In 2015, I wanted to run a half marathon and I did! This year, I will run a full marathon. A close friend of mine has agreed that he, too, would like to run a full marathon with me later this year, and so hopefully by October, I will be marathon ready. I am not aiming for a time (other than under the cut-off for the respective race we choose), but I would be glad to finish in 5 hours or less. The primary goal is to successfully complete a 26.2 mile run.
I hope that along with these goals, as the year progresses, I will shed a few pounds and find myself picking up better dietary habits. However, I am not stressing about either of those things, and aim only to get moving and keep moving as much as I can for 2016.
What are your goals or challenges?