My year of failure.
2018 could be labeled my year of failure. I set a big goal and did not meet it. I set a word of the year and barely kept at it. But you know what? I learned a lot. I did some fun things and some not so fun things.
What did I set as my big goal for 2018? To finish a marathon. I didn’t do that. Instead, I ran the half marathon on the Vegas strip at night and it was tons of fun and an experience I will never forget.
Of course, had I ran a marathon I wouldn’t forget that either but shit happens. Instead of dwelling, I took some time to mourn my failure and moved ahead.
My word of 2018 was consistency. I was going to journal, blog, and workout consistently. About the only thing I did consistently was run, mostly. I had my ups and downs there too.
My journaling stopped pretty quickly. Although, I’ve been working on it more lately. I’m keeping it short and sweet and doing it when I do my training recap. Blogging? I was hit or miss. Although, I think I’m getting better.
What is on the plate for 2019?
I haven’t set too many goals yet for 2019. I plan to keep my read 52 books in the year. I surpassed that this year by a few books but I really liked the discipline of one book per week. Sometimes I got ahead and others I fell behind.
I want to keep working on my workout consistency and add in weight training. It was pretty spotty this year. I’ve got a good handle on running so it’s the perfect time to add another component. I also want to PR the half marathon I am doing in May. My goal is 2:20. I got myself a coach and feel quite focused and ready to tackle this!
I’m not giving up on the marathon goal yet. I am planning to try again with an early 2020 marathon, meaning my coach will be building up my base over 2019. I will then start training in mid-2019. My goal is to finish but my bonus goal is to break 5 hours. If I don’t, no biggie. I mainly want to finish.
Push. That’s my word for 2019. I want to push myself to be better. To finish my goals. To go further than I thought I could, both physically and mentally. I am also using this word in my business to push my photography and grow my skills.
I want to push through the depression that has taken over my life. I lost my beloved dog, my dad, and my Uncle since August. Every day is a struggle, some days are better than others. I am trying to surround myself with things and people I love and nurturing those things.
I am trying to move forward as best I can. And that’s all we can do.
What is your word and/or goals for 2019?
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