With that said, I am not feeling 100% focused right now. I feel like other than knowing that I will finish my first 70.3, the rest of the things that I'd like to tackle are kind of vague. Or maybe I'm just not sure what steps I need to take to get there. Either way, I've decided to approach my goals a little differently than I have in the past. More of a to do list. Something that I can add and subtract to as my vision changes.
So, as of today, December 30th, here is my 2012 To Do List:
- Take 70.3 training day by day. Don't get caught up in what is coming, but rather focus on what is. Trust that it will get you where you want to be.
- Find the strength to NOT add races to your schedule during 70.3 training. That is your focus, don't screw with that because of FOMO (fear of missing out).
- Cross the finish line of your first 70.3 in less than 6:57:59.
- Maintain at least one day of cycling and one day of swimming per week, post 70.3. Give J some proof that a new road bike would be a good investment.
- Run 1,500 miles.
- Race a 10K with a finish time much faster than your
very datedcurrent PR of 53:17.
- Set a new PR in the Half Marathon, currently 1:57:06 (or 1:56:18, if the half split from the NYC Marathon counts).
- Race a Fall Sprint Triathlon. Actually train for the event, unlike in years past.
- Eat like an athlete. Be mindful of the nutritional value of your food.
- Consume no more than 18 desserts from either Shyndigz or Two Sweet Cupcakes (approximately 1 dessert/3 weeks)
- Cut out snacking on the girl's leftovers. Just because they don't eat it, doesn't mean you have to.
- Only say yes to the projects you REALLY want to work on.
- Throw away the credit cards. Stop repeating history.
- Ignore your impulses. Take time to process the true value of the things you are filling your space/life with.
- Declutter and Organize using this calendar.
- Continue to balance family life, training and now, work.
- Prioritize and be a good example for the people in your life.
- Help and support J and the kids in reaching their goals. We are a team and that must always be the primary focus of our lives.