Tuesday, April 1, 2014

april goals

Can you believe it's already April? Per usual, the months are flying by. Funny how that happens.

I thought for April I'd write down some goals I have and share them in hopes that I stay motivated and accountable. Now that I'm almost back to normal health, I'm hoping to get back into running 3-4 times a week. Anyway, in no particular order, a few goals for the month are:



1. Continue upping my daily water intake. I've been better about drinking more water, thanks to my Brita pitcher, Eddie Bauer water bottle (I like the straw/sipping function, but I don't use the freezer core often, as it's usually unnecessary), and Nuun All Day that I keep at work (I get bored with the taste of water and need to mix it up with some flavor every now and again), but I could still use more. I definitely do not drink the recommended daily amount. 

2. Run 50 miles. For some this task is easy, but with my miles lacking in March, I wanted a realistic goal.

3. Add strength training to my weekly routine. I keep saying I'm going to do this, and never do. I hope by writing about it I'll feel accountable (even though I'm not sure anyone even reads my posts haha). It's all about mind frame, yes? I'll believe there are readers to give me the push I need ;)

4. I have a 5k on April 19, and I'd really like to go sub-40 minutes. Again, this goal is easily obtainable for most, but my quickest 5k time (at a race) in recent months was 40:08, and I'd love to beat that. I can have great training runs, but I seem to have problems on race day... and I believe it's mostly nerves/mental. However, the more races I participate in, the more experience I gain, means my nerves (and my time) get(s) better. 

I think I'll stop there. I don't want to overdo it and risk being disappointed come April 30. Wish me luck!

How about you? Any goals this month? Advice to help me run better races?

2 comments:

  1. Those are some great goals! I for one am always trying to increase my water intake! Good luck at your 5K. I can't wait to hear how you crushed that 40 min time!

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    1. Glad to hear I'm not the only one haha. Thanks – you're too kind! I'll keep you posted :)

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