Good Morning Blog World!
I jumped out of bed this morning in anticipation of my first run since my Half Marathon on Saturday. I debated taking another day off, but my legs felt fine this morning and I had told myself I was not going to stop running because I had accomplished my goal.
I did not go to crazy with my run. I chose an easy, safe distance of 4.25 miles and kept a steady pace. My legs felt fine, but I could tell it was a good thing I did not try to do any further of a distance.
Breakfast was my traditional Monday morning bowl of cereal.
I had 1/2 cup of Kashi Honey Sunshine, 1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal Squares, Grapes, Blackberries, and Blueberries.
Many of you have been asking what’s next on my running agenda and to be honest I have been asking myself the same thing for the past week. I have accomplished the two main goals I set out for myself in July, but luckily I am a big believer that accomplishing one set of goals is a big reason to set some more. There are still so many things out there I want to accomplish and this weekend was just the tip of the iceberg of learning what my body can do. With that being said here are some new goals I have set for the upcoming year. 🙂
- Set a new 5k PR. The last time I competed in a 5k was at the beginning of may and my time was 32 minutes. I know now that I cam stomped that time to pieces. :) I have already signed up for the Dash of the Elves 5k on Sunday where I have set a VERY aggressive goal of 25 minutes.
- Run another Half Marathon. That’s right I am already signed up for another half marathon that will take place on March 1st. I will be running this one with my blogging Buddies Jenna & Caitlin so it should be a great experience with great friends.
- Compete in a Triathlon. But first I need a Bike! I have been searching Craigslist for a cheap one for a while, but am having very little luck. If anything I will just have to steal Caitlin’s for a month or so because I really, really want to compete in one. The Tri-season for Florida is big over the Summer so I am giving this goal a hopeful complete date over the summer.
- Finally to run a FULL MARATHON! That’s right I am determined to do it! I know I can’t run one next week, but I am thinking long term for this one and believe I can achieve this goal sometime next Fall. I am looking at different training programs and will be sure to keep everyone posted. So far this is my biggie goal that is at the top of the list. 🙂
So those are my new goals. 🙂 I like to think of this as a revolving list that can be added to and taken away as needed. Life is a journey and I am interested to see where it takes me. Wish me luck on this new journey as I carve out my own way along it.
I’ve set my goals, but how about yours? What is your ultimate goals right now?