Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics.This week’s Tuesday Topic: Share your 2021 goals! You can write about this or any running related blog post. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
My apologies for not doing a post last week. I worked way later than expected on Monday and didn’t have time to do my post. But I’m back today to share my goals for 2021.
Can you believe that 2020 is almost over? I still can’t believe everything that happened this year. I don’t envy the teachers that will have to teach kids about 2020 in history classes. Before discussing my goals for next year, here’s a look at my 2020 goals.
Run a minimum of 50 miles a month
Happy to report that I’m on track for this goal. I ran 50 or more miles every month this year, even hitting 100 miles in August.
Burn 600 calories in an OTF class
Status: Did Not Achieve
After speaking to the head coach at my studio about this in March I decided to not pursue this goal. He mentioned that there are so many factors that go into the calorie burn for a class that I shouldn’t focus on the number but more about how I feel during class, increasing my weight selection on the floor, running faster in class, etc.
Complete 300 Peloton rides
I’m currently at 377 rides so I actually surpassed my goal of 300 rides. I’m pretty sure bring forced to workout at home for months helped this goal!
Add 3 more states to my 25 State Challenge
Status: Did Not Achieve
Hahahahaha – this makes me laugh. I was so ambitious at the end of 2019. This goal didn’t happen for obvious reasons.
Complete a challenge every month
I was able to complete Peloton challenges every month.
Here are my 2021 goals!
Complete 500 Peloton rides
This year I re-discovered my joy of riding. I used to teach spinning a few years ago but kind of fell out of love with it over the past few years as distance runner and strength training took over. I finally feel like I enjoy cycling again so I’m looking forward to tackling this goal next year.
Take an actual vacation
Although I also plan on hopefully doing a racecation, I would also like to take an actual vacation if possible. I haven’t gone on a non-running vacation in a few years and after staying home all of this year, I welcome the opportunity to go to an island and enjoy unlimited food and drinks 🙂
Focus more on mindful/healthier eating
I feel like I started the year off strong in terms of my nutrition due to the OTF transformation challenge but the longer I stayed at home, the more I fell back into lazy eating habits. I actually haven’t really gained much weight this year – maybe 3-5 pounds overall – but I’m just not happy with my current eating habits and I know I can do better. I’m planning on tackling this by taking baby steps next – getting into a simple meal planning routine, trying to incorporate more vegetables into every meal, more protein packed smoothies, etc. I know what to do, I just have to do it.
I’m sure I may think of more goals to add as the year goes one, but for now I think this is a good start. To be honest, my ultimate goal for 2021 is to try to get back to some sense of normalcy, whatever that means.
Tell me: What are your goals for 2021?
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