One word and 2018 Goals

I love the energy of a new year! Hopes are high and all things are possible!

If you’ve been around here for awhile then you know I’m a big goal setter. 2017 proved to be a challenging year for my fitness and running goals as I spent most of the year in what seemed like a continual cycle of injury and recovery. As a result, my training was derailed and I only ran one race for the whole year! Once I finally took the big step back I needed, stopped trying to train and gave myself all the time I needed to heal I was finally able to turn the corner. I finished the year feeling good and excited for what 2018 will bring!

One word for 2018.

For the past few years, I’ve picked one word as the theme for my year across all areas of my life  – and this year’s word is “Brave.” Personally, professionally, and in my running, I want to stretch beyond my comfort zone.

2018 Running Goals.

  • Run a marathon — This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while and have always come up with a reason to talk myself out of it. But this is the year to take on 26.2! I haven’t settled on which one yet – that’s a post for another day. I do know it will be a fall race so I can give myself ample time to get ready.
  • Improve my nutrition —  This is a carryover from last year. I need to identify the right fueling strategy for my runs and do a much better job giving my body what it needs post-run. I’m participating in Laura’s Fit and Fueled Nutrition course for runners which will give me a great start here!
  • Be consistent with strength training and cross training — When I look back on when I’ve had great running years, one thing is clear – I’m not someone who can just run. I need to balance my running with both strength work and cross-training if I’m going to stay injury-free and make it to the starting line.
  • Return to racing — I really missed the whole experience of participating in races last year. Beyond a marathon, I’m looking forward to running other distances, being a part of the Rock ‘n’ Blog team, and hopefully some blogger meet-ups.
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Have you set your goals for 2018?

I’m linking up with ErikaMarcia, and Patty for Tuesdays on the Run, where the theme today is, of course, goals. I can’t wait to see what others are planning for this year!



  1. Wow! You are brave to take on a marathon! Interesting overlap with my word — to be revealed when we meet for coffee this weekend. 😉
    Coco recently posted…My 2017 Running Year In ReviewMy Profile

  2. I like your word and your goals! I think you’re going to have a great year!
    Wendy recently posted…Look, Listen, and Feel: Using Your Senses to Improve Your Running TechniqueMy Profile

  3. I’m excited for you! Can’t wait to hear which marathon you decide to do 😉 Happy New Year!
    AmyC recently posted…Our First Family Christmas in Hong Kong (plus Weekly Wrap)My Profile

  4. I love the one word you have selected for this year. I know I can definitely be more brave in ALL aspects on my life.

    Loving your goals for this year. I’m going to really be focusing on nutrition this year because I really want to nail down doing meal planning/prepping more consistently.
    Kimberly recently posted…Tunes Tuesday 1.2 – Happy New Year!My Profile

  5. You have some great goals for 2018 – how exciting that you’ll be training for your first marathon! I can’t wait to see how that goes. Hopefully I’ll get to see you again at a race this year! 🙂
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…Tunes Tuesday: Resolution Jams for 2018My Profile

  6. Who can argue with “Brave”? I’m glad you decided to take on the marathon. There’s no time like the present. Could this be the year we finally meet IRL??
    Marcia recently posted…How to Overcome Workout ProcrastinationMy Profile

  7. Brave is a great word for the new year! That’s exciting that this is the year for the marathon 🙂 I’m running my first this week and the training was tough but I’m really glad I did it.
    Chaitali recently posted…WDW Marathon training – race week!My Profile

  8. Brave is a great word to embrace. I’m excited to follow you on your quest for the 26.2 finish line! Hopefully, a R’n’R race will happen for the two of us to both be there!
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…My #PlotTwist of a Year – 2017 in ReviewMy Profile

  9. Great goals for 2018! Here’s to a healthy and injury free year with plenty of races!
    Lacey@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…My MilesMy Profile

  10. Sounds like you have awesome goals for 2018. Hopefully we can meet up at one of the RNR races.

  11. How exciting that you have decided to take on the marathon! Can’t wait to hear more about your plans
    Deborah Brooks recently posted…Creating Balance – Goals 2018My Profile


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