I know you’ve been tossing and turning at night wondering about my fitness goals for the coming year. Your wait is over. Today’s the day of my reveal.
As I’ve shared before, I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, I make goals and I create strategies to achieve those goals. My fitness goals for 2014 are simple and achievable, but they will require some effort.
This summer I want to get back into triathlon, and I want to complete a half marathon during the 4th quarter.
These goals will require work. 2013 has been one of the most inactive years I’ve had in a long time. You know, the foot surgery, the tendonitis…yada, yada.
In order to achieve these goals I’ve divided 2014 into quarterly zones.
January – March: This quarter I will focus on dialing in my nutrition (today is Day 1 of my “Abstain from the Grain” wheat-free detox). I’ll focus my workouts on rebuilding my fitness base. I’ll mix up the week with walk/running, indoor cycling, swimming, weight lifting and stretching. I’m also going to get aggressive in dealing with this tendonitis.
April – June: This quarter I’ll begin triathlon training in earnest. The workout plan from the first quarter should have helped me build my base for this, so it won’t feel like I’m at Ground Zero. I’m already eying a triathlon that takes place in mid-May, and there’s another one in June that’s caught my attention.
July – September: I may do a triathlon in August, depending on whether or not we experience one of our famous hot and humid summer heatwaves. Regardless of that, it will be time to increase my weekly running mileage for an upcoming half marathon.
October-December: Feet don’t fail me now. I hope the tendonitis will be a thing of the past. There are many half marathons in the area to chose from. I don’t yet know which one I want to do. I do know this, it will feel great to be back in that environment. I’ve missed it terribly.
I plan to mix in a lot of 5Ks throughout the year. They’re fun and I can add to my t-shirt collection.
Santa brought be my annual triathlon training log, so I’m going to spend some time this week making notes an entering goals and strategies there. There’s power to putting pen to paper.
What about you? Have you mapped out your 2014 fitness goals? Hit me in the comments section so we can encourage each other.
My list is in the making. Still trying to refine. Number one fitness goal though will be to stay injury free. So what is the first race?
FG2TG, staying injury free is a great goal. I’ll join you in that one! Hubs and I haven’t decided on our first 5k for 2014. Maybe a January run that supports our local zoo. We’re also eying the “Hot Chocolate” that comes to town in February. We’ve missed the early registration for that, but we are tempted by the hoodie race shirts.