Setting some goals

So we’re ten days into the new year –  I have a tentative race schedule laid out…but beyond the schedule what are my fitness goals?

  • Increase my weekly mileage such that I can maintain a solid base mileage to build on for any training plan
  • Try some new race distances (I’ve got a 10-miler and 15k on my schedule so hopefully I’ve got that one covered)
  • Run a 2:30 half
  • Run a sub-2:30 half
  • Set a 10k PR
  • Stay injury-free — as I mentioned in my post about acupuncture, I believe this will come through more consistent strength-training, improving my range of motion/flexibility and proactive self-care
  • Incorporate more healthy eating habits — J and I are planning to add one new habit a month so by year-end we’ll have 12 new habits and hopefully lose some not-so-good ones along the way
  • Continue to have fun! I had a lot of fun with my running in 2011 and obviously want that to continue! I want to connect with more runners (both locally and online), encourage others when I can and hopefully meet up with some other bloggers 🙂


  1. Your last one if the best, having fun is definitely what it’s all about!

  2. I totally agree with Abbi. All the best this year!

  3. Have a blast with it all this year!! I pray you stay injury free too!!! You should check out the 25k in Gloucester…killer race but great scenery!!

  4. I like the idea of one good habit/month. Seems like a very doable goal.

    I hope I get to meet you when in boston!

  5. Solid, and acheivable goals, Michelle…..with the most important one right there at the end…..FUN!

    Setting PR’s are great….really tangible signposts along the way…but the key thing is to keep it fun!

    Good luck…and I can’t wait to read all about your acheivements!

  6. i like that you have some specific goals for time, but others about enjoying yourself! i think both are important

  7. Awesome goals! I love the balance of specific and general. It’s going to be a great year.

  8. Great goals!!! 2012 will be a great year for you 🙂

  9. You have some great goals here, with a solid mix of things going on. Can’t wait to watch you get to all of them!

  10. I hope this year is an awesome injury free, strong year for you Michelle!!

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