The best way to be successful in anything you do is to set goals. The goals need to be written down and reviewed often. At work, I have monthly goals, that are then broken down into daily goals. Daily goals means I always know where I am...and more importantly where I need to be.
I have lots of running goals - some long term and some short term. I've always wanted to visit every state. Since I've started running, I've altered that goal. I want to run a half marathon in every state. This goal will take at least 10 years to accomplish. Registration fees and travel expenses really start to add up. Short of winning the lottery, it'll take me at least 10 years to be able to afford to do one in each state.
For 2011, I have several goals.
1. Finish a half marathon with a time of 2:30 or better.
2. Complete my first full marathon in Dublin, Ireland. I'm thinking this accomplishment will need to be celebrated with a tattoo.
Here are the races I'm thinking of now:
February 13, Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Half New Orleans, Louisianna
August 7, Rock n Roll Providence Half, Providence, Rhode Island
September 17, Warrior Dash, Manchester
September 24, Women's Half marathon, Nashville
October tbd, The Middle Half, Murfreesboro
October 31, Dublin Full Marathon Dublin, Ireland
As for the 28 day challenge, I'm still on track! This Sunday is the first race of 2011. I love the city of New Orleans. I'm so excited about this trip. I promise to blog before and after the race!