2016 Goals #womanup2016

You know, they say that you are much more likely to achieve your goals if you define them, write them down, and then share them. So, this year that is just what I’m going to do. I’m a shy, insecure, introvert by nature and the idea of doing this scares the heck out of me. I mean, there are critics out there that might wonder just who I think I am to be this audacious. Quite frankly, I am wondering who I think I am to dream this big. But, these goals are important to me and I am going to pay attention to the part of me that agrees that I can achieve them. And, I’m counting on the nudge that comes from sharing my goals with others.

  1. Finish both February half marathons under 1:55:00.
  1. Ditch the excuse that “the change” has caused me to gain weight, regain the mindset that food is fuel, and drop the ~15 pounds I’ve gained over the last year and a half.
  1. Strength train weekly—starting with planks and push-ups and then adding arm weights
  1. Run all 5k’s <25:00, moving closer to PR with each
  1. Walk (or run, bike, hike, etc) with Ken 4x a week
  1. Finish the SeaWheeze Half under 1:50:00 in August
  1. BQ at the California International Marathon in December. (Qualifying standard is <3:54:59; Ensuring that I get accepted in the registration process – <3:50:00)
  1. Read the stacks of unread books on my dresser.
  1. Practice yoga at least once a week and incorporate balance exercises wherever possible in my every day life.
  1. Blog, about my progress or other topics, at least once a month.

In reflecting on these goals, I’ve noticed two big themes: getting faster and not giving in when things get hard. Duh! I’m not going to get faster, or better at anything really, if I give in when things get difficult.

Thank you for allowing me to share my goals with you. If you think about it, ask me about my progress. Or, share your goals with me. I’d love to support your effort to achieve your dreams.


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2 Responses to 2016 Goals #womanup2016

  1. Mary Jane says:

    I applaud your bravery in posting your goals, and I applaud your goals! I KNOW you can do any or all of them that you want. You’ve accomplished so much over the last several years, you constantly amaze me and I’m beyond proud of you. <3

    I can't help you much with your goals other than to cheer you on. Except for one… if I might make a suggestion for your reading goal… it might make it a bit more manageable & real if you give yourself a semi-concrete goal, like, say, reading one book a month. That's more definite and depending on how many are in your stacks, it could be a bit less daunting! 🙂

    • landrim says:

      MJ, thanks for the reading advice. I use that concept with longer runs and it really helps, so I can see how it would work here. I probably have about 10-12 books and one a month is manageable.

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