Don’t Underestimate the Things That I Will Do

(That’s my job!)

Here are some goals that I hope to achieve in 2012:

  • Run at least 3 5K’s.
  • Run those races right and injury free.
  • Run at least one 5K in 30 minutes or less. Ha, I sound like a pizza delivery promise.
  • Lose at least 20 lbs.  I can definitely stand to lose more than that, but aiming low.
  • Talk and run at the same time. I can do that now, but it currently sounds like this:  “So…huff, huff, huff, the other day I…huff, gasp, pant…ordered a triple thick shake…gasssssssp, huff, huff, gasp, arghhh, huff…”   Ok, it’s not THAT bad, but I would really like it if I could have a normal conversation with a running partner without all that extraneous huffing and puffing.
  • Find a running partner! Run with other runners! A friend is kindly letting me use her jogging stroller so Luca will be my default running partner when the weather warms up again, but hopefully I won’t shy away from asking a fellow runner to run with me.   I realized that I know a number of people that are runners or use running to stay in shape. I hope not to be too intimidated by their skill level and take the initiative to reach out to them for a run.  Or possible join a local running club? I probably could learn a thing or two, or three from their experiences.
  • Complete my current training plan with out aggravating my troublesome knee. I’m in week two of my 9 week training plan.
  • Run outdoors more but not neglect the treadmill.

Those are my goals for now. I will update and adjust the goals as needed.  I rather set my goals a little low than too high so that I don’t burn myself out.  For example, if I lose 20 lbs, I’ll increase the goal. If I run 3 5K’s and still have plenty of time left in the year, I’ll do more, or maybe try a 4-Miler.  I’m trying to be realistic. Gone are the days where I could have vested a lot of time to running. Now,  I have my sweet 7 mth old, other family responsibilities, and activities to factor in to my daily schedule.  Plus, I already managed to injure myself once and really need to refrain from doing that again. Slow and steady. Quality over quantity.  Insert other applicable cliches here.

What are some of your goals that you hope to achieve in 2012 – whether it’s running related or not?  What would you like to see happen in the New Year?


7 thoughts on “Don’t Underestimate the Things That I Will Do

  1. kilax says:

    Great list! I think all of that is achievable! I bet you will be surprised by how much you get done and love running… it tends to happen 🙂

    I hope you run with your friends and meet some cool new running buds too! Running peeps are usually pretty cool. I wish I could run with you, of course.

    Goal for 2012: Run with Gina as much as possible 😛

    You know my goals: 5K PR, lose weight, lose weight… lose weight? Find another marathon 🙂

    P.S. I am using that Chrome ap I sent you an email about to comment IN reader!

  2. Courtney says:

    I know you can achieve all of your goals Gina!! And you know that Kim and I support you 110%!!! I had to chuckle at your description of you talking and running, hey, I give you mad props, at least you can do that. I would have to sit down, take a breather, and then be like, ok, blah blah blah….

    My 2012 goals… to be able to run 1- 5k, to lose weight and keep it off, and to finally get to NYC and Chicago (of course after EC sells- LMwAO)!!

  3. kilax says:

    Ooo! I like Courtney’s goals!

    And I wanted to mention – you should definitely get better at talking while running so we can talk more about what we will eat when we are done running.

    WARNING: that last comment may contradict another goal of yours 😉

    • Courtney says:

      LMwAO Kim!! OMG- I love your logic for getting better at running and talking!!! That is a fantastic idea!!! That would surely motivate me to run faster and get done!!!

  4. Gina says:

    Thanks so much, girlies! You guys are the bestest! You know, maybe we all should run a 5K together – that would go a long way in helping each of us with our goals…

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