Goals for 2013

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?



6 responses to “Goals for 2013

  1. I love your blog header!! šŸ™‚
    And whoa- lose weight? Yikes, we’re the same height exactly, and I way um… A LOT more than that. But, I understand- you gotta do what you gotta do for training! Good luck, friend!

  2. I think I’ve run on the track in your picture. The Mayor’s ends on that track, doesn’t it? I have trouble with making goals for an entire year too. I usually think in training cycles instead, so basically spring, fall and winter (woo! we have three running seasons here in Cali).

    • Good eye! That is the track where Mayor’s ends. I definitely have goals that I adjust for each season/race/training season. I love setting goals for myself and working to achieve them. šŸ™‚ It makes me feel good.

  3. I stumbled on your blog while looking for some tips for the Boston marathon One of my best friends and I will be running Boston this April. I love that you have your goals posted!

  4. Pingback: Giving Up Dessert for Boston | The Runner's Plate·

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