Being totally original and one-of-a-kind, I am starting a Question and Answer series to the blog. No one has ever done this before:) If you have a question you want me to post about feel free to email me!!!
Today’s question is, ‘What are your short-term and long-term running goals other than sub 3 at Boston?”
Um………… I was going to wait to answer this question because it kind of scares me. What if I fail? What if I don’t make the goal that I set for myself.
Then I remembered……..I will just train that much harder and run another race and eventually I WILL get that goal. No one can stop me. I truly believe we have the power to GET whatever we want in life.
So, here goes. I will tell the world what I really think I am going to accomplish with running.
First Goal: To have one marathon picture that I don’t look like I am about to die and that you can tell I am a girl. I am hoping to achieve this in Boston.
Goals are supposed to be realistic…..so, scratch this one. I will always look like death at the end, I guess that is how I will know I gave everything I could into the race.
Goal #2: 2:50 Marathon @ St. George Marathon this October. I am going to have the whole summer off from work to train my butt off.
Goal #3: Sub 1:20 1/2 marathon. This one scares me because I haven’t done a half in years. This Saturday I am running a HILLY one so we shall see how much work I will need to do to get this one. This will happen at the Hobble Creek 1/2 marathon this summer:) Anyone else running this one?
Goal #4: Run some 50 and 100 mile ultra’s and place. Knowing my body and my crazy brain I think that this is one will be the easiest to obtain. I do love speed but if I had to choose I would rather just run and run and run forever. I am planning to train for an ultra a year from this summer. I feel like I could run forever at a slow pace and it just makes me feel peaceful thinking about running all day in the mountains while eating pb sandwiches, Gatorade and Chips Ahoy.
Goal #5: Run NYC, Chicago, London, Berlin, Maui, Tokyo, Disney World and a trillion of the Rock N Roll marathons.
Goal #7: I know that after more marathons, working with my coach more and really dedicating myself to the sport I will get a sub 2:40 marathon, and maybe place in some of the bigger marathons. I know that it is going to take a ridiculous amount of work and time but that is what LONG-TERM goals are for, right? I am not expecting this over night……just eventually, I have at least 15 years left of competitive racing and just thinking about it gives me goosebumps:)
Goal #8: Be one of those ninety year old’s out running around the lakes and trails. Running because I love it and how it makes me feel. Kicking some trash would be cool too:)
Goal #9: Sign up for and race 10k and a 5k. I know this sounds crazy but anything under a 1/2 marathon SCARE’S ME!!!! 3 miles of pure sprinting……um ouch. 26.2 miles of going moderately fast….fun. I need to see a psychologist. My brain is messed up.
I am so excited to be a MOM someday and that sounds more exciting to me than anything. So many of you fabulous ladies that I look to for inspiration have a beautiful family and kick butt in running. You guys are amazing EXAMPLES to me and get me so excited to have kids. I just have to get past the whole I lose kids all of the time thing before this happens.
Go wish the CUTEST MOLLIE a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You will love her blog!
Tell me your LONG-TERM or SHORT-TERM running/fitness goals!!!
What is your favorite race you have ever run?
What distance SCARES you?
-The thought of doing a 2 mile race or something like that makes me want to pee my pants. That just sounds painful.
I am feeling like some comfort food tonight….WHAT SHOULD I MAKE? What is your definition of comfort food?