Happy New Year!
Yesterday, I put on my runner’s visor for a look back at what was a fun and truly surprising year in terms of races and PRs and discovering my inner runner. But today, I am looking ahead to 2013 – and all the amazing possibilities and experiences and challenges that await me.
So in keeping with my list theme this week (trust me, there are more to come), I present you with my Bucket List of some of the health and fitness-related goals I hope to accomplish this year!
1. Run a sub-25 5K (I came so close last year!)
2. Finish two half marathons
3. Drink more water (I am soooo bad at this)
4. Do a 90-second plank
5. Do 30 “big girl” push-ups without stopping (I’m almost halfway there)
6. Try CrossFit
7. Run a sub-52 10K
8. Get at least 7 hours of sleep most nights
9. Reduce my caffeine intake (2 cups/day)
10. Complete 10 races
Which races, you ask? Ahhh, you’ll have to come back later this week to check out the first draft of my 2013 racing schedule.
I plan to post a six-month check up in June to see where I am with meeting these goals. And while I’m proud to say that I’m already on my way with a few of them (I just registered for a CrossFit trial), I’m also willing to admit that I find some of these pretty daunting and downright scary, like reducing my caffeine intake and – oh yeah – running TWO half marathons.
But I recognize the importance of continuing to challenge – and believe in – myself. That’s how we discover our strengths, passions, abilities and learn what we are truly capable of. And at the risk of sounding sentimental, let me say this: I don’t think I could do this without you. Your words of support and encouragement (and knowing that I have to report back to you on my race performances) help keep me accountable, and propel and motivate me more than you know. So thank you!
And consider yourself warned: Be prepared for lots of 13.1 chatter (and maybe a little caffeine-withdrawal whining) in 2013!
Tell me: What’s on your fitness bucket list?