Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Resolutions and Goals

I have been contemplating what I want 2010 to mean to me. My first real year of complete running, running on my time. There is so much possibility in the days that lay ahead in this year. But there is one thing - I have had little desire for racing recently. I haven't even thought about running any races this year except my usual Boilermaker 15k in July. Its a hard feeling to describe especially since I have spent the last 13 years of my life training for something at all times. I honestly don't know what to do next. For the first time in my life since I was 10 I have nothing to train for and maybe I need to go without racing for a while....

And so here are my resolutions and goals (minus a racing calender):

2010 Resolutions:

1. My mom gave me a five year diary for Christmas. Each day has 5 lines that can be filled with short thoughts. I want to write in it each day just like my mom has been doing since before I was born. Last year I tried to do a gratitude journal and I failed but I think this is a more manageable goal for me.

2. Be more patient and understanding. Enough said there.


2010 Goals:

1. Build up mileage and run 1010 miles in 2010. I have wanted to run 1000 miles in a year for a while now.

2. Make sure I enjoy running and that it doesn't become a chore.


So there it is - short and sweet. I thought making a few goals/resolutions would be the best way to start out this year. Once it becomes more clear to me what I want to accomplish then I will add more goals!

Happy (late) New Year!!

28 comments:

Rio said...

Great resolutions and goals! Happy New Year!

onelittletrigirl said...

Every year I try to write a gratitude journal...I always fail :( This year, I am thinking of making it part of my Week in Review...like three things I am grateful for this week or something.

I like goals that are short and sweet- I wish I could be more like that but I am to type A!

Staci Dombroski said...

Great goals! I think making running something you love and not a chore is a big thing :-)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That journal is awesome - 5 lines is so manageable. That is awesome that your mom has been writing in one since before you were born! I used to keep journals, especially when i was traveling. They are so fun to look back at & read!

MCM Mama said...

Short and sweet is good and those are some excellent goals.

One of these years I'll get up there for the Boilermaker...

Badgergirl said...

Short and sweet. Sounds like they're good goals/resolutions to me! I like the writing one though, always helps me to be able to just put my thoughts down on paper without having to worry about others reading it.

aron said...

great goals girl! love the one about making sure to enjoy running, that is so important!

ajh said...

I love that you kept your goals simple. I especially like the writing one. It sounds like you'll be able to stick to it!

EndorphinBuzz said...

The journal idea is pretty cool and 20 miles per week should be possible.

sneakersister said...

Love it! Great resolutions and goals. Best of luck to you in 2010.

Jocelyn said...

I really like the idea of keeping a journal. I have been so bad at it, blogging is the closet I have come.
You are going to rock 2010

RunningLaur said...

I like the 5 line journal, having just that short amount seems so much more manageable to do every day! Good luck!

Chelsea said...

Great resolutions. Good luck with them and happy 2010!

Jon Gilchrist said...

sounds good! Happy 2010...think that 5 liner approach will def be easier to manage...

Julia said...

I love your outlook on 2010. I especially like the 5 line diary idea! I tried to keep a "thankfulness" diary sort of thing last year but failed miserably. Happy new year!

teacherwoman said...

Great resoultions! :)

Lacey Nicole said...

i really enjoyed reading these. and i want a 5-year diary! that is such a great idea! i keep a journal but lately i write so few and far between and when i do write it is a lot. but i'd rather write short and every single day. i am so impressed your with your mom!!!! i def want to do that. where did she get the diary?????

i am in a similar situation on the racing front. not sure why i don't really want to race, but i am up in the air and haven't signed up for anything!!!! i'm sort of waiting to be re-inspired because i feel like it WILL happen, i just need time. i am glad to know i'm not the only one. i want to get in really good shape and FEEL READY to race, as opposed to racing and not being happy with my performance b/c unfortunately i am really performance oriented. is def a bad thing, esp since racing actually improves your race time. so in reality i should race MORE!!!!! :) we will figure it out, right?! HAPPY 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jamie said...

Great goals! Love the journal idea!

trialsoftraining said...

"Short and sweet" reads 'manageable' to me! :) I think you set great goals for yourself - I love the "5 thoughts" idea!!

Morgan said...

I love the journal idea!

Great goals! Cant wait to see how the year progresses for you!

Brian said...

Interesting goals. I often find that training for a race can become a drag, but that the race experience itself usually erases the animosity I've built up for training and I'm often eager to start training again soon afterward. I never had the frequency of racing that you had during college, so perhaps some time off would do you some good.

sunapeegirl said...

I love the idea of a 5 line journal. I always want to keep a journal but it always dies out because I get busy, but I think five lines is definitely manageable and equally rewarding!

shellyrm said...

I love journaling! I put in a bit more than 5 lines. I include pictures and mementos of happenings. Someday the fam will enjoy finding it (after I am not here) and reading about my feelings and thoughts of days long ago.

I love the goals. short and sweet.

Running Diva Mom said...

Sounds like some great resolutions. Have a wonderful 2010! I will enjoy following your journey this year.

Glenn Jones said...

Nice! Keeping it simple is sometimes the best!

I'm glad you were able to enjoy Hunington when you were here! I live about 5 or 6 miles south in NewportBeach. Did you guys go to Fashion Island Shopping Center? I live across the street no the inland side of that.

The Happy Runner said...

Great goals! Love #2 on both lists :-)

Sorry about the cards. I wonder what has happened? I will send them an email to find out because that just stinks!

X-Country2 said...

Great goals. Good luck!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Short and Sweet is best sometimes :)

Hugs to a new year..