My challenges for 2015
Last year is over, gone and in the past. As 2014 left the stage, it took the last of my big mental heap of junk with it. My holiday to Paris, some good relaxation with friends and family and a promise to quit whinging have meant I feel ready to move on. And to set myself some cool challenges this year. So, what are they?
Where do I want to go?
One of my weaknesses is that I like to wallow; to over think things and procrastinate putting off a decision. Part of the problem is that in a world where we’re told we can do anything, often the sheer number of choices can paralyse. Why? I think it’s from fear of either making a mistake or missing out. This can mean I often want to do everything and wind up doing nothing. So, this year, my list of running resolutions are going to be my challenges. And I’m not going to over-complicate it.
Slinky, Tough, Fit
The idea of simplifying my goals came to me after a discussion with a gym instructor. Having joined a gym before Christmas, he asked me what my goals were. I reckon I had about 12 mixed up in there somewhere. He very matter-of-factly said ‘That’s a lot of goals. Maybe think about the most important ones and focus on them’.
So I did – boiled all my goals into three objectives: slinky, tough, fit
- Slinky – lose the gut I’ve let crawl back onto my frame in the last six months. By year end, I’d like to be at least back to my pre-Escape-New-Zealand weight of 95kg and less 20% body fat
- Tough – cross training to protect my joints and muscles from injury
- Fit – increased stamina, heart health and get a full check up
Racing away with myself
This year, I intend to do 3 marathons – one in April, July and October. By October, I expect to hit 4hrs 30 mins.
Building Brilliant Blog
Lastly, I want to improve this blog – not just a few aesthetic touches, but better posting. Therefore, I’m committed to posting at a maximum of two-weekly intervals.
So, with all my stuff sorted, having settled into work and life generally calming down, I’ve run out of excuses not to become the runner I want to be.
What about you? What are your resolutions and how will you keep yourself accountable? Drop me a line in the comments below or via email.
Keep on Going – Kogsy