It’s that time of year – Resolutions, New Goals & Fresh Starts. It’s easy to get all excited as we move into the New Year. What’s not so easy – keeping up those resolutions and promises as we move towards spring and beyond. But, don’t let the challenge keep you from making goals, resolutions and objectives for 2018.
It’s healthy for us to strive to achieve something new. Something more. Something bigger/better/badder. Setting goals allows us to strive to improve ourselves. Physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and more. As we hang a new calendar on the fridge, it’s such a perfect time to reflect. On where we are, where we’ve been and where we want to go.
Since we’re a club of runners and walkers, I’m going to limit the rest of my comments directly
towards physical goals (although you may see concurrent benefit in other portions of your life as
well). And, let’s start with the simple question of “What’s It Gonna Be?”
First marathon? First ultra? First trail race? Attend Tuesday Track every week? Works towards a 10K PR? Start cross training? Run to The Beacon for the first time? Become part of the 1,200 Mile Club? The possibilities are endless. However, let me suggest a couple of strategies for selecting a good option for your 2018 resolution.
1) Select a goal that has meaning to you.
2) Select a goal that is achievable; but, will require you to stretch outside of your normal comfort
3) Decide on just one goal. More than that, especially when combined with other aspects of your
life, and things can become overwhelming. A singular physical goal will allow you to focus your
effort and maximize your chances of success.
4) Be as specific as possible in setting your goal. You want to have a measurable, tangible objective.
5) Share the goal with at least one person who is close to you – someone that can help hold you
accountable as you work to achieve your goal.
Whatever it may be, I encourage all of you to make those resolutions. Remember - It’s A New Year.
It Can Be A Fresh Start. The Possibilities Are Endless. Just remember to ask yourself – What’s It
While you’re working on setting and meeting those goals, remember to look for me out on the
roads, tracks and trails.