Obviously, what everyone is thinking about today is New Year's resolutions. Should you make any, what should they be, how long until you break it....
Remember that your resolution should be written as a goal. It should be achievable, specific, and measurable. Read more about the elements of a good resolution here.
For this year, I have several goals that are all part of the larger aim of getting in shape. The things I want to do this year are:
- Double 2010's number of exercise days (102). To do this one, I will have to exercise 4 times every week.
- Run another half marathon with a time of under 2:30. That is a big goal, as my first half marathon time was 3:09 and I am no faster now than I was then.
- Compete in the Classic Amphibious Triathlon held at Wappapello Lake. This would be my first, and though it's a relatively short triathlon (400 meter swim, 16 mile bike, 3.5 mile run), that still is a bit daunting.
- Consider trying my first marathon. I am making this one very flexible because I'm not sure I will really be able to do this. I've been recovering from an Achilles tendon injury and haven't run a step in months, so I will judge this one as I go through the year. The marathon I am thinking of is the Heart of America Marathon held on Labor Day each year in Columbia, Missouri.