1. To be good to me body, so my body will be good to me. For a long time, I was not good to my body. I didn't treat it well at all. I basically abused it and expected it to function properly. Well, it doesn't work like that obviously, so this year will be a lot about learning how to fuel my body correctly, and respecting it for what it is.
|better fueling = faster running|
2. Strength train! I despise going to the gym, but that doesn't mean I can't strength train. I have a living room with plenty of floor space to get the job done. Besides doing a plank a few times a week, I really don't do any kind of strength training. I know it would help my running, as well as my overall fitness. Time to get my butt in gear.
3. To PR in every race distance I run this year. I realize this is a pretty lofty goal, but I say it only because I really believe I can do it. I have been putting in the hard work and saw many great improvements last year, as well as earned myself a new PR in every distance I ran. I really feel like I still have a lot of room for improvement. It's exciting, and scary at the same time. But with the help of my coaches Stephanie and Ben Bruce, I am ready to see what my body is capable of.
4. To run a sub-4 marathon. Yes, this could also be included in the goal above because it would be a PR. But I think it deserves it's own number. I ran my second marathon in October and was hoping to finish under 4 hrs. It didn't happen. I've thought a lot about that race and what went wrong. I absolutely believe I am capable of running 26.2 miles in less than 4 hours. Especially if I stick to numbers 1 and 2 above.
So that's that. Reasonable, completely attainable goals for 2014. I have a feeling this is going be a good year.
Tell me, what are some goals you have for 2014?