The holiday season is in full swing, and I’ve been so busy this week! For those of you who don’t know, I’m a bartender. And what do people like to do over the holidays? Shop, eat and drink. A lot. So after muddling a gazillion mojitos this week, I finally have a day off to 1. write 2. Go Christmas shopping!
So first…writing. I’ve been thinking a lot about my goals for 2014. Most of them revolve around running (naturally) so I decided to write down my list of running resolutions/goals for the upcoming year.
#1. Run a half marathon in under 2 hours
#2. Run 2 full marathons
#3. Run a 5K, 10K and 15K.
#4. Break 4 hours and 52 minutes in the full marathon. #5. Which means not stopping at the 22 mile marker and whining for 15 minutes.
#6. Run my first trail race
#7. Run a 5K with my mom
#8. Focus on cross-training, strengthening and conditioning (Pilates, yoga, hiking, swimming, whatev)
#9. Start wearing a hat when I run, especially on sunny days.
#10. Fuel and hydrate properly on long runs
#11. Get to the starting line of every race early. I’m the Queen of Fashionably Late-which is cool at a party I guess, but stressful on race day
#12. Travel somewhere new to run a race aka “destination racing” or runcation 🙂
#13. Stay injury-free
I’ll probably come up with more as the year progresses, but for now these are at the top of my list. I’ve got the Hot Chocolate 15K January 12th so I will be able to cross a 15K off my list very soon. My goal numero uno though is to break 2 hours in the half marathon. I’m running the P.F. Chang’s Rock N’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon on January 19th so there is a chance I can knock this one out right away too. We shall see!
Now, it’s time for some Christmas shopping! I should also mention I am the Queen of Last Minute Christmas presents.
What is everyone’s biggest running goal for 2014?