New Years Resolutions

Looking back on 2017, I did a good job of setting yearly and monthly goals. I’ve found that writing out goals, making a plan, and reminding yourself of the plan helps hold yourself accountable. It’s so easy to start out a new year with the best intentions, but it takes a lot of work to keep up with the things you promise yourself!

Most of my goals revolve around a bigger training plan for running, but I also love setting little monthly goals like “eat more veggies”, “eat less sugar at breakfast”, or “don’t shop online this month”. You really can do anything for just one month!

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I track my progress on a printable calendar and record my progress daily. I also find that sharing my goals on social media helps keep me accountable too!

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In the interest of accountability, here are my 2018 goals:

Running Goals: Last year, I crushed my biggest goal of running a marathon and only missed my goal time of 4 hours by 11 seconds. I’m already signed up for a series of races this year and I’m really wanting to PR (personal record) all distances— 5k, half marathon, and the full marathon. This is a little aggressive, but it’s worth a shot!

Career Goals: This year, my goal is to be brave and try something new. I’m not sure what that is yet, but I’ve been doing the same thing for a few years now and I’m ready to find myself a bigger challenge.

Personal Goals: My personal goal this year is to be a better friend. I have an achiever personality, so I spend a lot of time chasing my own dreams (literally!). Sometimes it’s hard to balance being there for my friends when I put so much pressure on myself, but I know I can do more to be more present for my friends and family. If it means postponing a long run to be there for something that is important to someone I care about, so be it!

What do you guys think? Have you thought about goals for 2018?

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