Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Looking ahead to 2009

The marathon is still a week and a half away, but I'm already looking past it to 2009. I work well when I have a focus of some kind (most people do, right?). This year my focus was boxing camp for the first half of the year, and then the marathon for the second half. So here are my ideas for 2009:

Emphasize kettlebell training and maybe get AOS certified
Run 1000 miles (20 miles a week is a nice target)
Emphasize CrossFit or P90X or some combination of the two
Run my first ultra (???)
Figure out a way of eating that I can stick with for life

I can tell that I'm ready to broaden my horizons to include more than just running. But for now, I'm going to continue to taper (30 miles this week, 10 miles next week) and keep thinking happy thoughts about the marathon.

8 comments:

Irene said...

Boxing camp sounds like a lot of fun!

You've had some fantastic runs this past year. I have a feeling your marathon will definitely *be a good one!*

Have a joyous day!

Michael B said...

what's your poison...when it comes to your 2nd marathon?

Eileen said...

I offer this only as a *thing to think about*....

Finding a way of eating you can stick with for life....keep in mind that you have already been eating and staying alive for quite some time now....yes, there have been a variety of "ways" but the important end result is really the same...you keep on staying alive. And that right there is SUCCESS. The point is that it does not HAVE to be a "WAY".

Just Eat.

And Live.

Jo Lynn said...

Oooooooooooh, an ultra? Let me know if you want any ideas for a good first one. Thanks for paying my blog a visit, btw. Nice to see you.

Evelyne said...

Great goals! I really need to 'clean house' and set some myself!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

kch said...

You're smart to think up your goals in advance of completing your marathon. What a great way to stay motivated! My goal for this weekend - to come up with my goals for next year. ;-)

KatieFeldmom said...

I knew I might see an Ultra on one of your lists.

Sarah Rippel said...

You are truly an inspiration!!!!! Can't wait to hear how your marathon goes! :)