I hate that resolutions are so cliche and many people cringe when they hear the word resolutions. That’s not me. I will continue to work and grow as a person through small behavioral changes that will hopefully build long term healthy habits that will leave me feeling more fullfilled.
One of my goals is to race at least 5 races this year. These will be strategically placed to keep up motivation and include some of my past favorites. I know I would love to race the KC marathon, and hopefully squeeze in a half marathon this spring as starters. The other races are a bit undecided and will depend on how my body responds to training ahead.
My second goal is to support my running with ancillary components such as mobility and “pre-hab” running drills that will help me be a more injury my resilient runner as the mileage begins to climb. Staring small with 3-5 key exercises twice a week I will build on these as the year progresses.
My third goal is to be a more social runner again. Running brought me more than the physical gifts. It gave me an entire community and life long friends. I miss that, so very much. I want begin joining my friends and group runs again. Starting small with twice a month as I have other commitments. My goal is to be able to attend 1-2 weeks as those commitments end and I continue to take things off my plate that I no longer find fullfilling.
My final goal is to share my journey. I hope by sharing my journey I can grow my running community, support other runners and add a bit of accountability to my own running. The race may be the destination but the journey is where the real adventure takes place.
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