Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 goals.

File this under: Better Late Than Never.

Nine days into 2012, I'm just getting to my goals. And, odd, because they are really pretty simple:

1. To have a strong and healthy year of running.
2. To meet my finish time goals in my two A races.

That's it.

That's it?

Yup, that's it. You see, I'm focused this year. Totally, 100% focused. I don't want to hobble through the year from one injury to the next, thus my first goal. And I want to run an awesome race at the New Jersey Marathon in May (my #1 A race) and an equally (if not more so) awesome race at the Mohawk-Hudson Half Marathon in October (my #2 A race), thus my second goal.

If I can stay healthy and injury-free, and if I can be smart and consistent with my training, I can run well in both of my A goal races.

I'm planning to do it.

I'm focused.

2012 will be all about building on the strength of 2011. That was a great running year -- 2012 will be as good or better. No doubt about it.

Now, don't think for a second that I'm only going to run two races (hey, I started the year with a half marathon, after all!). Nope, I've got plans to run a few other races, in addition to my A races. Some of them will be for fun, some will be tune-up races for the marathon and the half. I'm still working on my complete racing schedule but once I have it, I'll post it.

So, that's it, friends. My goals.

Do you set annual goals? Got a favorite one? Share it with me, I'd love to know.

Have a great week!

~ Felice


Marlene said...

I like the simple, straight-forward goals. Things get messy with too many. Go get 'em!

Julie D said...

I like your goals! Makes them seem totally achievable, and we could all use that!

Running in a World of Pink said...

Healthy is the way to go...if can't accomplish the first goal there is no way you can accomplish the second!

Darlene said...

Great goals. I only have one big goal: RUN again. 2013 will be my epic year.

Nicole said...

Healthy is important! Great goals, you can't be simple and straight-forward. I made goals for this year, they're pretty simple too.

Bridget said...

Did you register for Boilermaker yet?

Unknown said...

No worries girl, you aren't the only one! I posted my goals today too!! Sounds like 2012 is going to be a great year! Here's to a year of healthy and strong running!!!

Crystal said...

I love this! So simple yet such a huge impact! I'm glad I found your site. I can't wait to draw inspiration from you. My goal in 2012 is to develop good habits, both in running and eating healthy. Unfortunately I have a hurt foot only a week into the new year but I'm still feeling confident!

quix said...

Like the simple goals. Good luck with your training!

Lisa said...

I like the idea of keeping goals nice and simple. And even though you only have two, they will be relevant all year (or at least most of the year for goal 2).

I don't set annual goals. Dealing with goals at work makes me not want to think about them in my personal life.

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