With five months left in 2011, I've realized that I've made some good changes in my life but that I don't have any strictly defined goals with deadlines (I'm a very deadline-driven person) so I've decided to change that. There are a few things I'd like to accomplish between now and December 31 and I'm going to start listing them out, starting with running.
GOAL: To be able to run 5 km (and to complete a 5-km race next spring)
STATUS: Currently at 3 km
PLAN: Add 0.25 km to my distance every two weeks from August - November, then spend December maintaining that distance
I've read that you should aim to increase your distance by no more than 10% a week, so being at 3km right now puts me in good position to do this. I'm not going to lie, it's going to be a challenge for sure; not sure if my lungs or my legs will give out first but I do think I can do this.
To help keep on top of this and my other goals, I'm going to do a quick update on the last day of every month. Then, on December 31, I'm going to ring in the New Year celebrating having reached all my goals!