Happy New Year to you all! I hope everyone had a great time celebrating with friends and family!
Now that 2010 is here, it’s time for me to lay out my plans and resolutions for the year.
Goal 1: Continue to improve at tracking my mileage. This was something I only did so-so on in 2009 and I want to have an accurate look at my running in 2010.
Goal 2: Cook at least one meal a week using fresh and organic (when affordable) ingredients. This meals like real cooking, not making some mac n cheese or oatmeal. I plan to keep a record of each meal each week on the blog. I’m hoping that when the blog redesign comes I’ll be able to have this challenge have it’s own page, so all the recipes I try will live together in one place.
Goal 3: Run lots of races of all different lengths. I’m registered for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in April. I’m considering a St. Paddy’s Day 8K and otherwise, my calendar is completely open. I’d like to have at lest one half marathon in the mix and maybe, maybe one full marathon.
Goal 4: Access overall, knee health and how injury prone I’ve been this year before making a final decision about the marathon. If I run any marathon, it will most likely be the Baltimore Marathon or the Marine Corp Marathon. Both are local and pretty feasible logistics wise. I will only be running a marathon if I’m in a good place health wise to do it. I don’t want to risk an injury or more knee problems by pushing it to get to this distance.
Goal 5: Spend the off season focusing on cross training, with a specific focus on strength training. It’s something that I normally neglect pretty badly, but I want to be stronger this year so I’ve got to increase the strength training. If nothing else, I want this to the focus of the next few months when I won’t actually be in training for anything.
I’m looking forward to working on each of these goals this year and I hope that the end result will be a fun, injury free year of running.