2018 Goal Updates – 1st Third

At the start of the year I decided (very unlike me) to set some goals for the year.

In fact I think I would rather call them targets. I am not sure why I like that word better, but I do.

First lets look at what these where:


Goals for 2018

Last year I reached my target to run 1000 miles in 365 days and building on this success I want to set some goals for this year.

1. Run at least 1,100 miles

It seems logical to set a higher running target than last year and therefore I have done just that. I will be trying to run 1,100 miles in 2018. I have deliberately set the target just a little higher than the previous one, as I can always push it out if, like last year it looks as though I will achieve the target easily.

2. Drink less alcohol

This was in a new target but something important to me as I have drunk way too much in 2017. Drinking too much makes me tired and generally my overall health goes down. My running has massively improved my health and well-being and I think if I can commit to drinking less then it will improve again.

However it is easy to say but much harder to do. Therefore to achieve this I am going to try and stick to 2 basic principles.

  1. Only drink after 20:00. There will be exceptions here of course, for example going to afternoon parties etc. but as a rule of thumb I will try and stick to this.
  2. Maximum of 3 days drinking during the week – this of course means at least 4 dry days per week. I managed a about 3 – 4 weeks in the autumn of 2017 using this and it worked well, therefore I am hoping this will work again for me.

And that is it. I could write down lots more I guess, but I want to keep the targets simple and achievable. Lets see how I get on!

Featured image credit: Ales Krivec