Since turning 30 last December and feeling like I wasn’t where I expected to be at that age (I know, I know…join the club.), I have been hyper-aware of falling into any sort of rut or complacency with my life. Be it fitness or professionally, I want to make sure I’m always challenging myself to try a little harder and do something new. I really think goal setting is the only way to ensure that I stay focused and make moves.
So here it goes!
- Ramp up my running so I can run a personal best at the Oddyssey Half marathon in June – The Oddyssey Half is the frenemy of the Philadelphia running community. Held in early June, it’s often hotter than most half marathons in the area and it is DEFINITELY hillier. I don’t compare it to my other half marathon times because the race is much more difficult for me than Rock and Roll or the Philly Half in September or November. I’m going to work on incorporating more hills into my runs, as well as ramping up speed training at RippedPHL and Unite Fitness.
- Seriously begin a job search. – I love my coworkers and working at my company is great, but the position itself is leaving me unfulfilled. It’s hard coming home from the office and the gym and then spending more time in front of the computer, but it needs to be done if I want to get out of my job rut.
- Read more. – I went on vacation with my mom and aunt last month and read 2 books in 5 days. I forgot how much fun I have just kicking back with a good book. As the weather gets warmer, I’d like to turn off the Netflix, get outside and read a good book. I highly recommend The Darlings and What Was She Thinking?.