Happy Tuesday and Happy Christmas Eve! This week’s topic – what are your goals for 2020? You can write about this, or any other running related topic. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Well, another year is almost over. I know I say this every year but 2019 really went by in a flash. I’m super thankful for everything I was able to accomplish this year. Before discussing my goals for next year, here’s a look at my 2019 goals.
Run a minimum of 50 miles a month
Happy to report that I’m on track for this goal. I just need to run a few more miles to hit 50 miles for December. I ran 50 or more miles every other month this year.
Live my best life
I rally tried to take a positive and stress free approach to everything in my life this year, and it made a difference. I wouldn’t say that I totally felt stress free, but I feel like I handled situations in a much healthier way. I also think that having an attitude of gratitude really helped me this year as well.
Get outside my comfort zone
I did a lot of things to get outside of my comfort zone this year. Professionally, I traveled more for meetings and conferences and did more public speaking. Personally I explored a new city solo. This is something I never would have done in the past. I also traveled solo for an out of race state which was super fun!
Educate myself more on running
Status: In progress
I definitely could have read more books this year. I will continue this goal in 2020.
Here are my 2020 goals!
Burn 600 calories in an OTF class
I’ve secretly been trying to hit this goal every since I started OTF earlier this year but it hasn’t happened yet. I’ve come very close at 590 calories, but haven’t been able to break the 600 calorie mark yet. I don’t know what it will take for me to cross this threshold, but hopefully I’ll find the secret to accomplishing this goal next year!
300 Peloton rides
I just completed my 150th ride, so I’m going to set an ambitious goal to hit 300 rides in 2020. Toward the end of the year I didn’t give my bike the love it deserved so I’m going to change that next year. I want to get on my bike at least 2 days a week, hopefully more.
Run a minimum of 50 miles a month
I’m going to keep this goal again for 2020. It’s a good way for me to make sure that I keep up with my running and maintain a good base. I don’t really set goals for the number of miles I want to run in a year, but this will keep me accountable every month, which is something I need!
Add 3 more states to my 25 State Challenge
I have 10 more states to go on my quest to run a half marathon or marathon in 25 states. So far I am planning on adding Michigan to the list in October and hope to find at least two more new states to run in next year. Do you have any race recommendations for states that aren’t filled in on my map?
Complete a challenge every month
I set goals every month and next year I’d like to add a challenge for me to complete every month as well. For example, in January I’m going to challenge myself to do at least 5 minutes of core work every day. Each month will focus on something different, but it’s an awesome way to keep things interesting!
That’s it! Hope you enjoyed my list of 2020 goals. Do you have any goals for next year?
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I really like your approach with yearly and monthly goals. I think that you will reach the 600 calorie goal at OTF!
It shows from your posts that you take a positive and stress free approach to life. I am sure you will definitely continue that in 2020! All the best for next year!
Thanks so much Catrina. I’ve found that this approach is the easiest way to keep me on track.
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
Sounds like 2019 was a great year for you, Kim, and I hope 2020 is even better.
I don’t travel a lot by myself, but I have here & there over the years — sometimes it can be really freeing to do what you want, when you want to.
Thanks Judy! I don’t think I’ll do a whole ton of solo traveling, but I like knowing that I can do it.
Kimberly Hatting says
Great goals, KIm! All are reasonable, yet challenging to keep you on track. I used to do monthly challenges EVERY month, but have kind of “eased up” on them LOL I need to get back on that wagon 🙂 Come to Iowa!!!!!
We should do some monthly challenges together next year. Let’s chat about this! 🙂
Great year and we met!!
You have ambitious goals for next year… that’s a good thing.
I wanted to run 1000 miles but I didn’t due to injuries.
Running NYCM was a surprise and so happy I did it.
25 state goal is a good one and more realistic than 50. I am sure you will do it.
if yo want to do FLORIDA…I have a lot of recommendations. Just tell me which coast and which month.
So happy that we met this year!
I would say that running NYCM was a huge unexpected goal that you hit this year!
I’ll let you know about Florida – I need to figure out what month I can make it down there!
Zenaida Arroyo says
I love your goals for next year! I still need to run in GA, KS, HI, NM, ID, ND, SD, SC, and WY. Come along with me.
Yes I may join you in some of those states! I’ve heard that the Garmin half marathon in KS is really cool.
Liz Dexter says
I like your challenge every month idea! My goal for miles per year is really a goal for miles per week, as I know my sweet spot is 20-35 miles per week. My goals for 2020 are to complete my two non-official marathons and stay well and enjoy them. and to get a bit stronger and get off my anti-anxiety meds (I’m on the way with that one already). Happy 2020 – I know you’re going to crush those goals!
I love how you set your yearly miles goal on your average miles per week – that’s so smart!
You did a great job last year!
I was kind of bummed that I fell short of my 1019 miles in 2019 goal, but I guess I have to be happy that I managed to find and stick to a legit means of cross training. So that’s a victory, I guess.
Your goals for 2020 are solid! I know you’re going to rock it!
I can totally understand being bummed, but you’re so right to focus on what you can do right now. And you should also be super proud of your commitment to 9Round this year too.
I’m glad you were able to accomplish so many of your goals this year! :]! I went to Colorado for the first time this summer and am probably super biased, but you should do one of the races there!! It was such a gorgeous state! <3
I would love to go to Colorado for a race. I’ve heard it’s beautiful there.
Beckett @ Birchwood Pie says
I love your 50 miles a month goal rather than an annual mileage goal. That’s so much more realistic and measurable. This was the first year that I set a mileage goal, and yes I crushed it but I also realized that it doesn’t have a lot of meaning in the overall scheme of things. Next year my goals are to keep running, run a lot of races, and to run a sub 9 minute mile.
I love your goal for 2020!
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
Fantastic job with your 2019 goals!
I love your idea of a different challenge every month – definitely helps to keep things interesting. And I think I’m going to “borrow” your 50 miles/month goal – such a smart way to maintain your base! I’m going to use these next couple of days off from work to figure out my 2020 goals.
Thanks so much Michelle!
Feel free to borrow the 50 mile a month goal 🙂