Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bring It On

My overall goal for 2010 is to get fitter and faster. Easy peasy, right? To be more specific, I plan to:
  • Participate in one race (or event) every month.
  • Run a sub-2:00 half marathon.
  • Continue getting 350 minutes per week of exercise. I started this in September (and maybe fell off a little bit in December), and find that it really helps me get in the cross training.
  • Run at least one marathon. Probably two. Possibly three.
  • Be more consistent with healthy eating. I tend to do good for a couple of weeks, and then fall off the wagon.

I have a couple non-fitness related goals too: spend less money (tough since I love my retail therapy) and read at least 50 books (I read 47 in '09 - so close!).

I went out for my first run of 2010 last night after work and it was pretty damn cold. I was happy that I had the guts to get out there and that I managed to avoid slipping and falling during the entire run. Not an easy task.

17 comments:

aron said...

those are great goals!! bring it on :)

Mama said...

Great goals! Which marathons are you considering?

MCM Mama

sideofsneakers said...

Love your goals!

Katie A. said...

LOVE your goals! I need to watch what I am eating again...I am in full training mode and always give myself the excuse, "but you're running all those miles!" - it doesn't work that way :)
3 marathons! I like that too! Happy New Year girly!

Julie said...

Heather,
I love the idea of getting fitter and faster:) I am with you on that one! Also, good job getting on a run last night...and staying on your feet:) I think this running in the snowy and icy stuff will make us stronger come spring:)

Jess said...

50 books is a great goal! Anything you loved of your 47 in 2009? I'm always on the lookout for new reads!

onelittletrigirl said...

Great goals...I didn't realize it until I wrote up my schedule for 2010 but I have an event (or more) every month and that excites me!

B.o.B. said...

I say all of those goals are awesome, except the whole not shopping part. That one sucks. LOL! I would not make it a month. I need the retail therapy myself.

Mike Russell said...

Retail therapy is where it is at, especially when you combine it with running or triathlon. Good luck with your goals!

M2Marathon said...

Fabulous goals--some are similar to mine and so it will be a fun year in which we will accomplish them!

Running + retail therapy = happiness

I Run for Fun said...

Great goals! I don't know how you manage to do it all, but that's awesome.

Happy New Year!

The Happy Runner said...

Great goals. Bring it on is right!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

uh ya, retail therapy.... I'm with ya. Great goals though, happy new year!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I'd love a sub 2:00 HM too, not sure I'll work on that this year though...

Running Through Life said...

Good luck with the 2010 goals. You'll knock them with ease!

Jill said...

A race a month is a great goal....and your others are, too! A very Happy New Year to you - you're going to do so great!!! Which marathons are you doing? Maybe we'll run into one another along the road somewhere - be fun! Happy New Year!

Jeri said...

You are a stronger woman than I! I haven't ran outside since before my half mid-December. Gym bound for me. You can totally break 2 in the HM! Which marathons are you thinking of?

And to answer your question: I had always planned to move to the cities after I graduated, but just never left, now I'm really itching to leave, so I might become a minnesota girl, who knows!