Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 Goals

After reflecting on my 2012 goals, I'm ready to start a new chapter of whatever 2013 will bring. I have lots of plans so we'll see where time will take me!

  • Attempt my first trail race (this is a rollover from 2012 as this didn't really happen)
  • PR the half marathon (I really want to try for a 1:45 as I totally think this is something I can do.)
  • PR the 5k (Would love to get much lower into the 22s or even into the 21s!)
  • Be more selective with my race schedule (I ran 17 races in 2012 and I felt this was too much. I wasn't able to have fun at all of them, and I think my bank account will be thankful if I take it down a notch in 2013.)
  • Attend more gym classes and try different types of cross training (Already tried crossfit and I also want to give Zumba a try!) Sub-goal: do yoga at least once a month (preferably once a week). I just found a Comcast Yoga for Runners video that is less than 20 minutes. I think I can manage that once a week. 
  • I have one more goal that I have mentioned to a few folks already, but I'm not ready to post it yet for all to read (although, if you've been reading the comments, you can probably guess/figure out what it is). I'm just going to leave it at that.

What are some of your goals for 2013? I love the start of a new year. A clean slate with a fresh state of mind to get things rolling on a positive note! :)

Just a few new pieces of hardware to add to the collection... :)




28 comments:

  1. Ooo! Let's do a trail race together!!! Pretty please?!

    No set goals for me this year. Just continue to have fun and run a lot (esp. with friends!!!). Okay, I would like to race in some new states too. High chance I get to race in UT :)

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  2. I think you are totally capable of achieving your goals. Trail races are sooo fun! Muddy monk has a bunch in the Chicago area. I also want to get a sub 22 5k pr this year... Maybe we can coordinate to run a race together and push eachother to finish strong. And I'm intrigued by what your other goal is now... :)

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  3. This year I think I'm also going to be more select about what races I do, and train more adequately for each one. I feel like the last few years have been a jumble of "omg, let's see how many I can fit in each month!". Quality vs. quantity...

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  4. you go, girl! I hope your "secret goal" is as awesome as I think it will be for you!

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  5. Nice bling :-) Solid goals too, which I'm sure you will have no trouble achieving!

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  6. I have to look into this yoga for runners. I used to go to the free yoga at lululemon every Saturday, but they stopped doing it for a while at the one near me and I got out of the routine.

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  7. Nice goals. You should be able to get them all. Cutting down on the number of races and targeting a few will help you keep your training focused and your PRs will be more easily attained.

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  8. You're going to crush it in 2013!

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  9. Looking forward to seeing what you accomplish in 2013!! You have some great goals! :)

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  10. wow, you've already done so much. So happy for you!

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  11. I'm going for a 1:45 too! Maybe we can be virtual training buddies? haha Do you have a specific race you want to run this at?

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  12. Wow, look at you with all of your 2012 bling, woo hoo!!! You are going to have an AWESOME year of running in 2013. I can't wait to hear about how you knock each one of these goals out of the park!

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  13. PretoriaRunningManJanuary 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Nice bling collection there. Looks like you've been pimped! I can already see this 2013's gonna be a good year.

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  14. Yes, a trail race together sounds like fun!! A race in Utah sounds like so much fun!

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  15. I definitely think I will be looking into a Muddy Monk race.

    I think coordinating a 5k together sounds like a great plan! We've already talked about my other goal... Hehe

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  16. Totally. I did a lot last year and I don't have any regrets. I just want to have more of a balanced schedule this year. :)

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  17. If you have Comcast, they have free yoga videos. Or you could always rent one at the library to find out what you like before committing to purchase.

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  18. Thanks! There's no way that 2013 can be as hot as 2012.. Right? RIGHT??!!

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  19. I'm going to try to break 1:50 at the F^3 in a few weeks. We'll see how that goes!

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  20. Was the "Comcast Yoga for Runners video" online? Let me know how you like it... I need a good one like that. Love Yoga when I do it. Hope our race schedules collide a couple times!

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  21. I found it OnDemand but I'm not sure if it is also available online. Let me know if you find out that it is!

    I also hope our schedules collide in 2013! My grandparents don't live to far from Peoria so maybe when I go and visit them, we can do a meet up some time? :)

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