2017 Goals

Hey Guys!  Today is Tuesday, so that means it’s time for Marcia’s link up party to discuss all things running .  Today’s topic is your 2017 running resolutions.  I don’t like to set New Year’s Resolutions.  I have found in the past that I never keep them, and I’m always disappointed.  So, instead I like to set goals.  I’m sure you’re probably thinking they are the same thing, but to me they’re not.  Goals are more attainable and seem more realistic.  I have several goals for this year, both running and personal,  and I’m excited to share with you. 

Goal 1:

I want to run another marathon!  This was a huge decision for me, but I’m doing it!

Goal 2:

I want to run more mileage than I did in 2016.  I ran 1571.55 miles in 2016.  I want to run more than that in 2017.  

Goal 3:

I want to get faster.  This may have to happen after marathon training.  I really slowed my pace down a lot last year when I trained for the marathon.  I have picked it up a little, but I am no where near where I was. 

Goal 4:

Stay injury-free.  I am going to do a better job at stretching and foam rolling and listening to my body so I can make sure to stay injury-free. 


Goal 5:

I want to do a better job at meal planning and prepping.  I feel like I go through phases where I do a good job at this, and then I quit for a while.  I want to stick to this so I can make sure I eat healthier. 

Goal 6:

Do more HIIT workouts.  I love these types of workouts, and I think they will also help with my running.  So, I want to add more into my weekly workouts. 

What are your 2017 goals?

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12 thoughts on “2017 Goals

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    HIIT and strength training combos are my favorite types of workouts! You should check out Fitness Blender on Youtube they have the best free workouts!

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      Thanks for the tip! I will check that out now!!

  2. Marcia

    Happy New Year and all the best with your goals! Have you decided which marathon you’ll run?

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      Happy New Year to you too! I’m going to run the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon again!

  3. Lesley

    I’d like to do more mileage than I did last year. I don’t have my mileage for last year, but if I can stay healthy, I may decide to do a fall race.

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      Good Luck with that race! And I hope you do stay healthy! That always worries me, but I am trying hard to listen to my body better and not push it so I don’t get hurt.

  4. MCM Mama Runs

    I can’t get faster and go longer at the same time, so I’m taking a bit of a break from distance training to pick up some speed again.

    Good luck with all of your goals!

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      Yeah that faster goal will have to happen after marathon training. I can’t run fast for a long time either! Good luck with your goals too!

  5. Marie at the Lazy W

    Great goals, seems like they will all complement each other! Also love Fitness Blender.
    I have not decided yet about the OKCMM. If I do run it I will really want to meet you finally!
    Happy New Year, best wishes with your goals!

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      I hope you do run it, or at least run the half!! It would be fun to meet and run together!

  6. San

    Those are great goals! 🙂

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      Thank you! 🙂

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