I don't think I've ever done a post for yearly goals, but I've got a few now.
After taking two+ weeks off from running in December, my number 1 goal is to get back in my groove. I felt like I was getting some kinks out of my muscles during my one run last week, and I really want to get my consistent running back once I'm over this cold. Whether that means the treadmill, or getting outside if the temperature is high enough, I have a race to train for :) I'm still going quality races over quantity, and I do enjoy my down time, but it's time to get back to it.
I would like an even better 10k this year, which also means being consistent with strength training. I also have to make sure I'm taking in more protein, and I turn to Muscle Milk for that. It does taste funky, but I need a boost to keep building muscle. My normal protein intake is enough to maintain my weight, but I need to keep building strength to keep getting better. Since I went up 4 pounds at my annual physical, compared to 2015, I know I am building that muscle (and truth be told, some work pants feel a little tight). If my knee is cranky, it means I haven't been good at giving my muscles a protein boost.
With all of that, my next two goals are to keep up my daily stretching, since I'm well and truly off the yoga wagon, and be better at keeping track of my monthly mileage. I didn't keep track of my running during the summer, and of course now I want to know how many miles I did this year. I only have mileage starting around September, which does not help. I need a good running journal if I'm to keep track.
I do want to see if I can register for the Star Wars Light Side 10k for 2018. I know the 10k's at Disney are super popular, but it's something I want to see if I can get in. If not, I'll be fine, and since registration is in March, I can come up with plan B if I don't get in. Sometimes those super early registration dates help a lot. I'm not sure yet what plan B is, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
Finally, for one non-running goal, I want to start making Colorado feel like home. Since I've never lived in Colorado before, this'll take a little bit of time, but having a job will help. Dallas didn't start feeling like home until I found my previous job, because then I felt I could put down roots. Coming in with a job right away will help immensely.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.