Alright - I've delayed long enough. I'm going to get down a few goals here and see what happens! I've been bouncing it around in my head, but I'm just going to free-write and see what comes out...maybe I'll even be surprised! hahaha
1. Eat the minimum of 5 servings of fruits/veggies (freggies) every day.
~ I'm going to do this by making sure I eat some type of veggie or fruit at most meals. I've already started doing this by adding in a banana as part of my morning snack (yep, I'm right there with everyone that suggested a possible potassium deficiency in relation to my cramping), a serving of veggies with lunch and dinner, and a veggie or fruit for afternoon snack.
2. Drink the minimum of 8 cups of water every day, but shoot for more as much as possible.
~I'm going to do this by making sure I have my trusty water bottle filled at all times and just making it an absolute habit. And if I have to I will resort to bribing myself as in "I can't have X until I finish this cup of water".
3. Strength Train/PT Exercises a minimum of 2x each week.
~ I'm going to do this by making sure it is on the schedule regardless of what races I have coming up or other goals. I am actually going to shoot for 3x a week, but should have no problem doing at least 2 strength sessions every single week. It's too critical to keep shoving off to the side.
4. Run an entire 5k.
~ I'm going to do this by adding in more short distance training runs over the year. Between marathon training last year and then the half marathons early this year (January and again in May) I have gotten very used to running slow, slogging miles. I *used* to be able to run a 5k all the way from beginning to end no problem. Now I find myself taking at least 1 or 2 walk breaks. I don't "need" them, I just give them to myself because I'd rather give in than push through the mental and physical fatigue. This is a big gap in my success overall as I mentioned in my Intentions post. I know I can do it if I push through.
5. Blog it Out at least 3x a week.
~ I'm going to do this by sticking as much as possible to a schedule of Monday, Wednesday, Friday. The reality is that I stay on course much more when I blog about it so this goal is critical to helping me meet all of the goals I've set. Additionally, once each month I am going to do a goal progress post so I keep these goals front and center all year long or at the very least until I determine it is time to mix it up if it has become habit.
I think these are all reasonable goals that help me achieve my overarching intentions for the year. If I'm eating well, staying hydrated and strength training it will help me stay healthy and sane, will get me to a place I can push through the mental and physical fatigue that are keeping me for pushing through to my goals, and by blogging my progress I will be focusing on the NOW more often.
Okay, now I just have to DO IT!!!