New Year’s Resolutions?

I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. I think if you are used to constructing a season around races and long-term goals and short-term goals and benchmarks, the idea that once a year everyone else gets on board is funny.

I do believe in goals. Obviously. And, I have plenty. One of my goals is to have more realistic goals.

I’m not going to share all my professional and life goals because that would be 1. weird and 2. possibly counter-productive. I will, however, share my athletic goals, which I’m actually far less attached to.

  • Run a 3:07 at Boston
  • Run a 1:27 half. We shall see.
  • Top 100 at the Dipsea?
  • Try an ultra
  • Sub-40 10k b/c I’m just annoyed I haven’t

I’m not sure about the second half of the year, since it’s generally important to reassess after the first half. I’m also not 100% sure how I’ll feel after June or so. Maybe I’ll take a short break. Maybe I’ll take a long break. Maybe I’ll spend the entire second half of the year going to all the weddings already on my schedule.

My one other athletic goal is not actually for me: I’ve been constructing a training plan for my friend Natalie to run her first marathon in LA in March. And I hope know she can go sub-3:40.

Do you have goals/resolutions?

2 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions?

  1. I don’t do resolutions either, for similar reasons. I like throwing mini goals at myself along the way just for the challenge, but those have no link to the new year. My goal for this week is to eat an entire tub of spinach, because I just bought it and I’m leaving the country in 4 days so it needs to be eaten. 🙂

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