In 2011, running became a very important part of my life. When I resumed running in January, I could barely maintain a 10:30 mile for 30 minutes on the treadmill. Now, I go for 13 mile runs because I feel like it. I am excited to see what I can achieve with running in 2012.
Finish my first half marathon. Run a half marathon in 1:45. Break 23 minutes in the 5K. (21:58 on 4/7/12 and 22:47 on 6/2) Run 12 races in 2012.
- Set PRs in the 8K and
10K distances (47:00 on 5/20) .
While running is my hobby and preferred method of exercise, I know that I need to build strength in other areas in order to maintain a balanced lifestyle. I hope to incorporate more variety into my health routine to ensure I am the healthiest I can be.
Try 3 new types of exercise. (Bikram Yoga, Kettlebells, Personal Training) Increase strength training sessions. Practice yoga 2-3 times per month.
- Eliminate sweets/desserts completely for one month.
Make 10 new recipes.
Living a balanced lifestyle means improving my mental and emotional health. In trying to develop physically health habits, this area of my life didn’t receive as much attention in 2011. I hope to change that next year.
Read 25 new books.
- Improve a professional skill (such as CSS/HTML or SEO/SEM).
Attend 6 networking events. Read and watch the news daily. Read 3 industry-related books.