Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Goals And Stuff

It's here, finally. 2013 is upon us. With this new year comes new resolutions, goals, dreams, desires, whatever you wish to call them. Here's what I hope to accomplish in the coming 12 months.

* Run 30 miles a week: It seems like an attainable goal. A year ago, I was running 40 miles per week with regularity, but the last several months of 2012 were a bit rough mentally and I've not been hitting the pavement as much as I had been. I think 30 miles a week is a reasonable goal, and one to be proud of. I'd like to get to my 40-mile-a-week mode but that will come later.

* Tally my miles: I did not keep up with my miles in 2012. After about mid-June I didn't log onto Dailymile much. Sad. That will change. If I had to guess, I'd say I ran between 1400-1500 miles in 2012 but I'm not sure if I'll ever really know.

Really, those are my only two "resolutions" for 2013. I do have one more that's not running related.

* Read more books. I got Mrs. LB a Kindle Fire for Christmas, which means I inherited her old Kindle. And by old, I mean the one I got her for her birthday last year. So I'm the proud new owner of a Kindle. Now, I don't really read books. I mean, it's embarrassing how little I read, but that will hopefully change. I started reading The Stand by Stephen King a few days after Christmas, and am now 20 percent through. I like it. I need to pick up more books and read them.

Alright, well, that about does it for my New Year's Resolutions. I will write another post later this week where I'll map out my 2013 race calendar. I've got it figured out through mid-June, and it's looking rather exciting.


Anonymous said...

Best of luck with your goals!
You should read some Dean Karnazes books. He is an amazing, ultra marathon running beast!

Redhead Running said...

Happy New Year and good luck with the 2013 goals LB! Have you thought about pulling down all your Garmin runs and tallying for the year?

Lauren said...

I like your goals (and yes this is an old post but I'm catching up) - I really want to get my butt back on dailymile too. I think I stayed away from there because I was embarrased at my inconsistent training and figured someone would comment on it. But hey, that's what dailymile is FOR right? :D