Happy New Year!
I hope you were with the people that you love as 2012 became reality. I spent the evening at a Christmas Tree farm with some of my favorite people. We ate great food, played in the snow (my dog was most excited by the flakes), enjoyed the largest bonfire I’ve ever seen, and made it home just in time to countdown to midnight and collapse into bed. That is the perfect evening for me.
Now that I’ve recapped my goals for 2011, what’s in store for 2012?
This year, I’m going to set some specific fitness goals along with some general food goals.
I haven’t laid out a race calendar yet this year, but I do have a few things I plan on accomplishing.
1. Complete a triathlon. I can’t believe I just said that. I’ve finished 3 duathlons, multiple bike and running events, but never a tri. They frighten me. Scratch that, the swim frightens me. Since becoming involved in Trinona and supporting Brette while he kicks tail at multiple triathlons, I feel left out not knowing what that rush feels like. Every time I watch a tri, I think “I want to do that!”. So, this year, I’m going to. I’ve already made the first step. I bought a swimsuit for lap swim. I didn’t think the suit I wear once per year on vacation was appropriate. Next weekend, I’ll be getting in the pool. I may just go back and forth with a kick board but a girl has to start somewhere. Swimmer friends, are you out there? We’ll be in touch soon. I’m going to need your help.
2. Continue to develop my yoga practice. I loved my yoga challenge, and I have been consistently practicing at least 2 times per week since. Yoga will be an integral part of my fitness and training routine in 2012.
3. Complete a half-marathon with a pace that begins with a 9. This is becoming my nemesis! At the Monster 10 mile, I proved to myself I have it in me for 10. I know I can get to 13.1 at that same pace. I just know it! I’ll be working on speedwork throughout the year and will likely be running a fall half-marathon or two.
1. Eat a plant-based diet. I’ve been loving my mainly vegan diet and in 2012, I will continue to focus on eating the healthiest I can. It is the best respect I can give my body.
2. Host a minimum of 6 food-related get togethers. I love to entertain and I love to cook for people. It’s a priority for me.
3. Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We likely will not be gardening this next summer and I’ve always wanted to try the CSA route. I know so many people who love it and I think the concept is awesome. If you have suggestions for which CSA to join, please let me know!
I have some additional personal goals I’ll be working on this year that I’m stoked about. I am convinced 2012 will be a good year.
What about you? Have you set any specific goals for this year?
If you are interested in setting some goals and haven’t started yet, no worries! I personally think the entire month of January is about evaluating and re-setting. You don’t need to have everything done by Jan. 1.
If you’re not sure where to start, I’ve read two great articles this week on goal-setting.
- Matt over at No Meat Athlete just did a great post on 3 ways to set goals that actually work.
- Dr. Erin wrote a great piece for SheTaxi on goal-setting for the new year and beyond.