Goals: My Running Plans

I never use to like making lists, or plans for that matter.

It wasn’t until recently that I learned and understood the power of making a list and plans.

My plans use to be very blasé and not set in stone They were goals that just went with the flow of life. It’s no spring that I would be disappointed that I never achieved anything that I wanted.

How things have changed.

Keep a List

  1. They keep me organised.
  2. They help my forgetful ‘mum’ brain (if you need more than 3 things, you need to write it down).
  3. They keep me accountable

So what are my plans for 2013?

I have mentioned previously some of my running goals.  Now that 2013 has officially started, I can really plan out my racing calendar.

This year I want to be a bit smarter with how I’m going to train for my events. To the point that I’m stragically planning my races.

Tough Mudder is my first event which falls on the 19th Jan, so just 11 days away. This is more of an obstacle course and not just a run (even though it is 20km long).

The runs that I have already paid for are as follows:

  • Run for the kids – 15km 24th March 2013
  • Run the Gap – 11.5km 26th May 2013
  • Run Melbourne – 21.1km 21st July 2013

All of which I am super excited.

Other runs I’m also considering are:

  • Geelong Half Marathon on 7th April.  I’m just waiting for payday so I can pay my entry fee. If i don’t decide to do this one there is another one in September.
  • The Warrnambool Half Marathon 25th August
  • Melbourne (half) marathon 13th October
  • Portland (half) marathon 3rd November

Other runs at other distances I’m considering are as follows:

  • Run the rock (hanging rock) 17.5km, 10km, 5km, 2km 20th April
  • Mothers day classic (4 or 8km) 12th May

These are the runs that I’m currently interested in.

I shall also seek inspiration from the Runners World magazine that I just subscribe to.

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