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New Years Resolution - New Training Goals Ahead

Posted Dec 26 2009 7:34am
Jordan and I are finishing up a 10 day trip that started in Houston, then went to Dallas, and now has us flying back to Atlanta. It has been a quick trip to see family and friends and it has made me appreciate the good health and wonderful lives we have both been blessed with.

As the new year approaches, I am thinking of all the training and racing goals I had planned for in 2009. Most of them were thwarted by our busy lives with work and getting married. At the time, I found myself trying to make up for those missed goals by over training or racing when I just wasn't ready. Consequently I ended up hurting myself more than helping due to sickness and injury.

This year, I am still planning some aggressive goals. They will include things like healthy eating, consistent training, and well thought out races that make sense to do over the course of the year. I will likely do a marathon or two and getting back into triathlon racing is not out of the question.

One constant reminder will be that if things don't go as planned I should not freak out and try to make up for lost time. I love training and I love racing, but I also love just being healthy so if that is all I get out of this, I should still be thankful.

I will have my resolutions on this blog by the first day of the New Year. The plan will be set, and I'm looking forward to trying to follow that plan as closely as I can for health and happiness. And if by chance my resolutions fall apart, I'll remember to stay positive and not to freak out by training 2 or 3 times a day to make up for any perceived lost time!
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