Another year has come and gone, and 2017 was a year full of ups and downs (aren't they all!)
Now, I'm not a big fan of New Year resolutions, but I am a big fan of setting new goals. I like to start each year off right by setting a BIG goal. Doing so gets me excited about all the opportunities for a new year and helps me focus on the things that are important to me.
AND I think I know just what I want my BIG 2018 goal to be: Break Three Hours in a Marathon.
You might remember that in December I ran my first marathon and came OH SO CLOSE to breaking three hours in Honolulu. My final time of 3:00:35 left me wanting more.
Today I begin training for a spring marathon. After careful thought and deliberation, I have picked a very flat, very fast spring marathon to have another attempt at break three.
On January 19th I will reveal which marathon I've chosen!
In the meantime, I need to begin preparing, and that means setting some smaller goals to help me ultimately reach my BIG goal. I really believe in setting short-term and intermediate goals to help one achieve a long-term goal.
My short-term goal: Up my mileage:
I was only able to average about 25 miles per week going into the Honolulu Marathon, and I want to up that to 40 miles per week going into my spring marathon.
My intermediate goal: New Personal Best in the Half-Marathon:
I ran a half-marathon leading up to Honolulu, and I think it really helped prepare me for the full. I will run a half sometime in March and will try to break my personal best of 1:24. What half do you think I should run?
Again, my long term BIG goal is to break three hours in a spring marathon. I really believe that my short-term and intermediate goals that I have just set will help me do so. They will keep me focused on the BIG goal and will give me small wins along the way to help keep me excited and determined.
So those are my goals for 2018. What are your goals? How do you plan on achieving them?
Remember a goal without a plan is just a dream! I want to help you build a rock solid plan. Click the link to download our Build The Path Worksheet.
This awesome resource is a great way to get your goals outlined on paper and can help keep you accountable even when the going gets tough.
As an added benefit, when you download the Worksheet, you will be invited to a live webinar on January 19th where I will be answering all your goal setting questions.
I will also take time during the webinar to fill out my own Built The Path Worksheet and go into even more detail about how my short-term and intermediate goals will ultimately help me achieve my BIG goal, to break three hours in the marathon.