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2013 Fitness Goals

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I love setting SMART goals for fitness. I get such a mental rush when I make progress. emoticon

For the past two years, I've set the goal to run 365 miles in the year (checking progress monthly). I hit 373 miles in 2011 and 381 in 2012. This year, I want to surpass 400.

emoticon emoticon Goal #1: Average 1.1 miles per day running
Towards this goal, I have run 12.89 miles by Jan. 10 and am on pace. I've even done two outdoor runs with snow on the ground.

I like fitness challenges and races. In 2012, I ran 7 races including two obstacle course mud runs and explored several new running areas. This year I'd like to continue the adventures.

emoticon Goal #2: Try 1 new sport, fitness class, race, or hiking/running path per month.
Towards this goal, I will be trying cross country skiing emoticon this weekend, plan to go to SkyZone trampoline center in February emoticon , and have signed up for two 5Ks in March. emoticon

Having regular cardio sessions and strength training scheduled or targets for distances or minutes is very motivating for me. Different opportunities will present themselves in different seasons, so I want to be flexible with this goal but provide enough structure to see results.

emoticon emoticon emoticon Goal #3: Schedule cardio and strength training one month at a time.
Towards this goal, I am scheduled for weeks 5-8 of the the TurboFire plan (strength and cardio) and 9 runs for January.
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    Sounds like you are planning a sparktacular year! Good luck on achieving all your goals!
    1865 days ago
    Wow! These are fantastic goals!!

    I've signed up for a mud run on June 1 so that is my main goal. Sounds like they are fun, and for you, fun enough to do them again!

    A trampoline center sounds wonderful!!! I'll have to see if there are any near me.

    Thanks for sharing and providing such good ideas!
    1865 days ago
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