Okay here we go goal setting 2018 edition. I am going to keep it short and sweet this time around but if you want to read more about goal setting feel free to read my previous goal setting blogs here:
- Outcome goal: Break 2:40 in the marathon
Step goals: what the heck am I going to do to accomplish this?
The reality is there are only so many more miles I can run and workouts I can do. I am good at the training part of it. So now it is time to look at what else I can do to have a positive effect on my training. One of those things will continue to be to work on my mental game through meditation, reiki and self reflection.
I also have some exciting new tools to put in to play in 2018. One is using Whoop (https://whoop.com/). I have been using this for a month now and I love it. The premise of this tool is using heart rate variability, resting heart rate and sleep to calculate your strain and recovery. It then tracks these and allows you to see trends in your training. I plan to allow this to help me make sure I am recovering and taking enough down time in my training.
The next exciting tool that I have not put in to play as of yet but am super excited to is Inside Tracker (https://www.insidetracker.com/). This is thanks to my super supportive husband and his excellent gift giving skills. The idea with this is you send in a blood test and they use specific markers to distinguish foods you should be consuming in order to reach your goals. I think having made some changes to my diet has made a big impact on my running this past season and I look forward to see the positive impact this specificity can make as well.
Lastly I am going to do a warm weather training camp!!! (*more blogs to come while at the camp) I am really looking forward to this. Myself and a few other women are headed to Arizona. I will be going for 1.5 weeks and I cannot wait. I wish it was sooner. But I look forward to the focused time on training and recovering for that matter.
I am excited to put myself out there and give myself every opportunity I can to make 2018 a break through year again!!!
In regards to the rest of life…
- Work on decreasing my general stress level and live in the moment. I have a tendency as I think many of us do to create stress for myself when there is not any real stress. I can sometimes then take this out on those closest to me and this needs to change.
—currently working on this by reading ‘the subtle art of not giving a f*ck’
—I learned a lot about myself in 2017 but there is still room to use this to help me become a better person
—it is interesting how something like running can teach us so much about our selves if we allow it to
- Continue to take courses to become a better chiropractor
—finish my online course
—do a minimum of 1 CE course
- Continue to work on my social media presence through Instagram and blogging. Making sure that posts are filled with purpose and are meaningful
—hit 2500 followers on Instagram
- Continue to work on incorporating reading in to my life
—currently 3 books in the queue
-The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
-The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck down and rise to the occasion by Simon Marshall & Lesley Paterson
-How Champions Think in Sports and Life by Dr. Bob Rotella
- Continue to incorporate meditation in to my daily life
—plan to try a new app called insight timer
—goal of meditating for 10mins every dayà this will be tough
- Continue to become a better coach through NRC and my personal coaching
Be sure to take some time after reflecting on 2017 to set some goals for 2018. But more importantly than the actual goal is assessing what you can do to reach the goals. Because a goal without a plan is just a dream after all. And if you are serious about making some break throughs than that usually must come with some life changes/adaptations as well. Most importantly write it all down and hold yourself accountable.
Thank you to everyone who was a part of helping make my 2017 awesome… I cannot wait to continue to work with you all in 2018!
Here is to a healthy, happy and FAST 2018!!! I cannot wait to see what you do.