I’ve signed up for another marathon, but training won’t start until March (more on this later). So February is a little gap time. I figured this would be the perfect time to make some short-term goals that will hopefully turn into habits, without the stress of marathon training.
1) For Christmas my sweet sister and brother in law got me the book “Let your mind run”. I was so excited when I opened the gift it took all my will power to not hide away in a corner, lost in the book. My first goal for this month is to read “let your mind run”. I’ve heard from a couple other runners that the messages in the book are SO helpful. I will take all the help I can get.
2) 100 oz of water daily. This was one of my goals for the Carlsbad marathon training cycle. I did an okay job, but I had some days/weeks that weren’t super. I want to get this goal to the point that I don’t have to think about it. I figure February is 28 days and if I make the conscious effort for each one of those days it might become second nature, and I can drop this goal for a new one!
3) Another one of my goals for the Carlsbad Marathon training cycle was nutrition, but I didn’t specify what this really meant, other than ‘be better’. This month I really want to focus on getting in my fruits and veggies. My goal is 3 servings of veggies, and 3 servings of fruits everyday. I am also hoping to mix it up a little more. I tend to lean on broccoli, bananas, and strawberries; i want to diversify my plate and mix it up to get all my servings in.
4) As I previously mentioned, I reached out to a local fitness queen, and she wrote up a strength training plan for me! She has me doing 2 total body and 2 core workouts a week. I’m super excited to start this - my plan is to do the total body work on my harder run days (speed work/tempo runs) and the core on easy days, and still having 3 easy/rest days to let my body recoup!
What are your goals for February? How do you plan to accomplish them?