Resolutions

I know everyone is tired of reading about resolutions, but it’s January and we all write about them in January.

I have a really hard time with resolutions. For years I refused to even think about them because I thought it was stupid, setting people up for failure.

Over the years, I discovered that if I don’t set a definite goal with a plan to achieve it and a deadline, nothing happens. And when I don’t come up with resolutions, my life doesn’t necessarily progress in the direction I want it to go.

That is especially true with health and fitness resolutions. If you don’t set a measurable goal with a plan, you won’t achieve it.

With all of that in mind, here are some of my 2012 resolutions.

1. Train for and enter four half marathons.
2. Finish at least two of them faster than 2:57. (My PR is 2:57:11.) I know I can walk one faster than 2:55.
3. Build upper body strength. (As soon as the knots in my back allow it.)
4. Do a better job of tracking actual mileage walked. In addition, do a better job of replacing my walking shoes when I’ve put enough miles on them.
5. Lose that pesky last 5 lbs.
6. Get the WALK! Newsletter started.
7. Start a podcast.

Anyone else setting resolutions? (150)

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2 Responses to Resolutions

  1. scott says:

    Hi Cindi,

    I have set some walking goals for 2012:

    - Complete 15-20 distance races
    - Walk at least 30 minutes every day
    - Walk/jog a total of 1300 miles
    - Find/join a walking group/club
    - Volunteer to help out with five races

    Good luck with yours!

  2. Cindi says:

    Hey Scott,

    Those are great resolutions! I like that you want to volunteer at races, too. (Great idea!) How long are those long-distance races? The most I’ve done is 6 half marathons in one year.

    Cindi