In yesterday’s joggling post I talked about what I did last year. This time I’m going to talk about what I want to do this year.
This year I’d like to do 3 or 4 marathons. I’ve already registered for the London Marathon and will also do the Chicago Marathon. That means I’ll have to find a couple others. Maybe a late June and December marathon would be good. I’d also like to do another Ultra marathon. This time, I’ll actually try to joggle a 100 miler. I’ll also do a few more 5Ks and 10Ks this year to help improve my speed. Finally, I’d like to do a triathlon this year.
Increasing joggling speed
Speaking of speed, here are my speed goals for this year.
1. sub 3:10 marathon
2. sub 1:30 half marathon,
3. sub 40 min 10K,
4. sub 19 min 5K.
These would be PRs at all these distances. Perhaps it’s a bit too ambitious but if they were easy, they wouldn’t be very good goals.
Last year I joggled over 1800 miles. The year before I eclipsed 1500 miles. I’m toying with the idea of running and juggling 2000 miles but I’m not sure if I want to. Perhaps that will be my stretch goal. My target goal will be 1900 miles.
One way to get faster is to weigh less. Right now, I’m clocking in about 188 pounds. To reach my speed goals, I’ll need to be 10 – 15 pounds lighter. Previous years I’ve had a lot of success losing weight merely by writing down everything I eat and setting a calorie goal. That’s what I’ll do this year. Target 800,000 calories for the year. I would also like to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Other goals possibly effecting joggling
Here are a list of other goals I’d like to accomplish.
1. Balance a hat on my nose for over 1 minute.
2. Hold a handstand without the aid of a wall for over 1 minute.
3. Learn 10 new juggling tricks including Mills Mess
4. Do daily push-ups equivalent to the day of the year. (Today I did 1, tomorrow 2, etc)
5. Put together a juggling routine and post a video on YouTube.
6. Attend the IJA festival and compete in the joggling races.
In addition to my joggling goals, I also want to get more accomplished with this blog. I’d like to make it the place for people interested in joggling to go and learn. I want to increase traffic to over 1000 visitors a day and also increase blog revenue significantly.
I don’t know if I’ll make all these goals but I find it’s helpful to just think about them, write them down, and look back at the end of the year as to whether I did them or not.
As Socrates says…
The unexamined life is not worth living
And neither is a non-joggling life.