Running Resolutions for 2018

New year= new goals, right? Well, I’ve compiled a list of my top ten fitness and running goals for 2018. Let me know what you think!

Number 1- Only runs that get posted to Facebook/Instagram/Twitter count as valid miles ran. If it’s not on social media, it didn’t exist.

Number 2- This year I will run farther. I normally run half marathons since I have a goal of running a half marathon in all 50 states, but this year I plan on running an ultra. 100 miles sounds about right.

Number 3- I will do more cross-training. I already do yoga, lift weights, do core work, and cycle each once a week, but I think I’ll add in the rowing machine at the gym because well, four days of cross-training doesn’t seem like enough.

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Cycling, yoga, and weight-lifting just isn’t enough!

Number 4- I will lose 20 pounds even though I really don’t need to lose that much weight. It doesn’t sound “bold” enough to just say I’ll lose a few pounds, so I’m going to go for 20!

Number 5- This year I will never skip a workout, even if it’s during a family vacation, funeral, wedding, graduation, or other “important” event. If it means running 3 miles through an airport, so be it.

Number 6- I will stretch even more. I already stretch after every run but this year I will stretch for at least an hour after every run.

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I’d better plan on doing lots more of these!

Number 7- Following up on number 6, I will do yoga even more. I’ll do yoga seven days a week, because I have loads of free time on my hands so I might as well do something productive with it.

Number 8- I will set a PR in 2018 even though I’m no longer in my 30’s and will most likely not PR again at my age, but hey, a girl can dream!

Number 9- To top number 8, I will win first place in my age group in a race. Maybe that will happen at the ultra I plan to do.

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My first in Age Group award. Think I could win at an ultra?

Number 10- I will not take myself so seriously when it comes to running and I’ll forget every single one of resolutions one through nine!

This isn’t to knock any of you that have set serious resolutions for 2018. It’s just my way of saying I plan on having fun this year and I’ll do the best I can and not beat myself up for not doing more.

Do any of you have any running resolutions for 2018? Serious or not, I’d love to hear them!

Happy Running!

Donna

 

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Author: runningtotravel

I'm a long distance runner with a goal of running a half marathon in all 50 states in the US. I also love to travel so I travel to other places when I'm not running races. Half the fun is planning where I'm going to go next!

14 thoughts on “Running Resolutions for 2018”

    1. An ambitious agenda! One way to keep setting PRs is to run new distances. To me that’s more fun than continually chasing a new 5K or half marathon PR. Not that I’ve stopped trying. 🙂 Also, lose the arbitrary weight loss goals. No good dropping 20 pounds if half of it was muscle! Instead, work toward a healthy weight that supports your fitness goals. Your body will show you what that is. Good luck!

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  1. Those are some serious goals! Good luck! I’d like to set a personal PR in a race this year, maybe for 2 separate distances. I also plan on incorporating more yoga (1x/week) and strength training (2x/week).

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  2. You know, the older you get, the less people there will be in your age group 🙂 I’m coaching an athlete who will be 75 for the full Iroman! Keep on running and cross-training! You will get so much stronger.

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    1. You’re exactly right about that, and it seems especially true as a woman. It seems like when women hit their mid-40’s they don’t run as much. So maybe there’s hope for me after all! lol. 75 and running the full Ironman is impressive!

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  3. LOL! Loooove this. I’m with you — I think it’s important to have fun and not beat yourself up when workouts and runs don’t go as planned. Sometimes you have to just go with it. Side note: I definitely don’t think you’re too old to PR though!

    My only 2018 running/fitness resolution is to do a little more strength training — i don’t do enough (barely any), and I think it’s important in the long run to prevent injuries. Oh, and the other resolution is the same as yours: to have fun. 🙂

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    1. You totally got it!
      Strength training is like stretching in that you can get by without doing it until you hit your 40’s and then it catches up with you in the form of injuries. You’re smart to start now and hopefully make it a habit.

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