Hello, 2017!


Let’s do some goal setting!!

Running/Tri/Fitness Goals:
1. Swim/Bike/Run the year. 2017 miles.
That’s A LOT. Almost twice what I’ve ever been able to do before. But if I can stay injury free and triathlon train the entire year, I should be able to do it. Of course, Garmin changed their goals and you can’t choose more than one kind of activity. I’ll have to track it manually. I’m working on finding an online tracker that I can post on the blog, but so far I haven’t found one that I find aesthetically pleasing. (I love that description.)

2. 400 Hours
400 hours of training!! I’m working by way through The Triathlete’s Training Bible that I found on our bookshelf. Mr. Neon must have gotten it in the early days of his transformation to Ironman. It suggested 400 hours of training for a Sprint/Olympic training year. Whew. That’s A LOT. I only did 100+ last year and 150 the year before when I trained for a MARATHON. I might die…but let’s hope not. I just did the math and 400 hours is only 4.5% of my year. When you put it that way, it sounds totally doable!

3. First long course triathlon.
I signed up for Tinman long course in June. It’s not a true Olympic. 1000m swim. 19mile bike. 7mile run. A little shorter swim and bike should give me the confidence to go for a true Olympic distance tri in the future.

4. Sub 2-hour half.
Eventually it’ll happen.

5. Stay injury free.
2016 sucked. 2017 will be better, because I’m stronger and I know how to keep myself feeling good. Stretch. Foam Roll. Strength Train. Physical Therapy. Massage. Chiropractor on speed dial.

Life Goals:
1. Meditate
100 day streak. That’s the goal. That gives me 3 chances as long as I get going soon. I need to find the best time of day to do it.

2. More intimacy with my husband.
Vague. Sorry. This blog is mostly PG or PG-13.

3. Get more sleep. Get better sleep.
My sleep trend for the last 2-3 months does not look good. I need to get into a better routine. I also need to work on putting my phone down much earlier in the evening. And drink tea in the evenings. Oh how I love tea!

4. Bake bread more often.
Artisan Bread in Five habits need to return. I used to always have dough in the fridge. Working with dough is a stress relief.

5. Meal plan and try new recipes.
I used to be so good at this, but my system changed when I went to work full time. I need to get a new system!

1 thought on “Hello, 2017!

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