Current Goals

Setting goals is one way I maintain my motivation to run. On days when I just don’t feel like running, reminding myself of my goals helps me lace up my sneakers and get out the door. My current goals for running (and life) are:

1. Run a marathon.

It took me a while to come around to the idea of running 26.2 miles. In fact, it wasn’t until I finished my 5th half marathon in February of this year that I finally decided to take the plunge. So here I am…9 weeks out from my first full marathon. Training is in full swing and I am excited/terrified!

2. Run 1000 miles in 2013.

I had this goal in 2012 as well but, due to a series of injuries, ended up only  making it to 752 for the year. For 2013, I am on track to meet this goal with almost 700mi under my belt so far!

Current 2013 miles

Current 2013 miles

3. Run a sub 2:00 half marathon.

Breaking two hours in a half marathon has been on my mind for a while. In August, I came close with a new PR of 2:01:00 at the Madison Mini. The PR was exciting, but it was frustrating to be so close to the 2 hour mark! I don’t have another half on the calendar for 2013, but I look forward to trying again in 2014.

Madison Mini medal

Madison Mini medal

4. Propose my dissertation!

Despite what you may believe, I don’t spend all of my time running/thinking about running. In between runs, I am a graduate student working towards my PhD. This month marks the beginning of what will (hopefully) be my last year of graduate school. First step: propose my dissertation!

So what are you current goals?

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11 thoughts on “Current Goals

  1. Wait, you did the Mini in 2:01? Are you sure I thought you passed me and my time was 2:00.17 I was however pretty much out of it when I crossed the finish line, also the start was really messed up. Regardless you are close, i think next time you will do it.

  2. #1) Try to break 2:50 in NH hilly half next month
    #2) Try to get into low 2:40’s for Princess half next February
    #3) Cheer Noelle on her first full Nov 10 in Madison!!!

  3. So exciting that you’re tackling your first marathon! Running a sub-2 hour half has been a goal of mine for a long time. I came THIS close last year running a 2:00:30. So I know your frustration. I’m attempting to break 2 in 2 weeks! Ahhhhh!

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