I am a blog stalker. I love reading blogs even if I don't always comment. One of my favorite posts to read are goal posts. I like to read what you all look forward to do in the coming year and I LOVE reading the progress of your goals throughout the year.
I am afraid to set goals as I am afraid of failure. I know what my goal is for the Disney Marathon next week, but to actually say that goal out loud, makes it known and gives me that much more pressure. When I blogged a few years ago, I actually felt the pressure to meet goals was what pushed me away from blogging. Not only was I not meeting my goals for myself, but I felt I was a lot of talk on the blog and couldn't pull through at my race.
When returning to blogging, I promised myself that I am blogging for myself and it is OK not to meet every goal you set out. While I was losing weight, I never thought it was possible to lose that much weight nor run a marathon, but I did. I need goals to work towards even if I don't meet it this year. So with that here are my fitness goals for 2012.
Race Time Goals
- Go sub-3:30 in the marathon. This is NOT my goal for Disney. I feel I am capable of this at my current fitness level, but am hoping to re-qualify for Boston at Disney and then set out for this goal later on in the year.
- Sub-1:39 in the half marathon. I think I could have done this in my half in October, so this may be one of my easier goals to meet this year. The only problem being, I hate the half marathon distance, so I don't run very many of them. This may happen in August at the Providence RNR.
- Sub-20 minute 5k. This may be my hardest goal for the year. I never thought I would run a sub-21 minute 5k and I did this month, so I have set my sights on seeing a 19:xx in a race by the end of the year.
- Run another relay. I ran the Reach the Beach Relay in September and had SO much fun. It was physically one of the hardest races I have run as I don't function well without sleep, but it was such a great experience.
- Pace somebody in a marathon. One of my favorite marathons ever was when I ran my sister's first marathon with her. It looks like I may be able to do this twice this spring and am looking forward to it.
- Have an amazing experience at Boston. I don't want to finish this race crying no matter what. Whether I run a PR or not, I want to enjoy this race and take the whole experience in.
Non-Race Specific Goals
- Keep up my hip strength training.
- Stretch more!
- More ab-work.
- Do a pull-up by the end of the year.
- Run a 5k with my daughter.
And now it is all written down. I have something to push for and am really excited to tick things off my list. What goals do you have for the upcoming year?