As a Goal Person, I have to tell you that I LOVE resolutions. I love them so much, I usually have one round in January and another at my birthday in July. I don't sweat it if they don't happen in the time frame I want (yes, rock climbing has been on the list since 2016) but I always do more than I would have otherwise. And many, many resolutions have inexplicably stuck, like waking up early to run.
So 2019 was a pretty bad year in a number of ways and a pretty good year in others. My back went out over and over and over again, I missed countless races, I got so slow, NYRR dropped me back a corral, I (hopefully temporarily) screwed my career over misplaced intentions, but I also met someone I am crazy about, improved my snorkeling a lot, ended something really toxic, started therapy, and made a few new friendships. I think I'm actually pretty proud of myself because even when things were bad, I didn't fall apart. I didn't even realize how bad my running had gotten until I had to review my times when NYRR made their decision. Even though I hadn't PR'd at all and I only really raced a few times between injuries, I still felt good about most of my races.
That said, I am glad to see 2019 go. I love new beginnings. I love when it's time to reassess and plan ahead. I really think this is going to be a great year so here goes! My goals for 2020:
1) PUT IN THE WORK - I haven't felt like I have done this in so long so here I am, starting where I'm at and focusing on the process not the product.
2) Learn to swim - This has been on my list for ages but this is when it's going to happen. It will help my back, give me a means to cross train, and build fitness when I can't run. I found a master's swim thing I may join too. Adult Freestyle class begins Monday
3) Finish a training plan - I don't care if I PR. I don't care if it's for a 5K or a full. I just want to commit to the plan and execute it without getting injured or distracted.
4) Bring my lunch more often
What are your resolutions, Loopsters?