New Year, New You time?

Well there we have it. We blinked and 2017 is just about over, how did that happen? With 2018 just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about those fitness goals for the upcoming year. Did someone say New Year new you?

With running, there are plenty of achievable goals you can set to help you improve on specific areas. Whether you are looking to lose a few pounds after the festive period or want to improve your distance, whatever it is, we can help you reach your 2018 goals. If you’re trying running for the first time, perhaps start your goals small in January and set yourself a target/challenge by ending the year with a race to show everything you have accomplished.

How many goals do you want to set? By the end of 2018 will you have completed an overall 500km or do you want to take part in 12 races over 12 months? If you’re worried about achieving your goals by yourself, why not invite a friend so you can push each other to go the furthest or run the fastest. You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to get involved and you can run in your own time, we all have different schedules so do it when works best for you.

By signing up to Virtual Runner you can manage and keep track of your goals online. If you’re thinking about signing up to the gym whilst deep down knowing you’re not going to go, why bother? You can still achieve your fitness goals by going for a run from your front door before or after work and before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to hitting those targets and feeling good.

Personally, my goals are similar to last year (but some larger number, some quicker times) – I still want to shift some excess weight but I will be achieving this not only through eating slightly better, but by running little and often. To stay focused, I will be joining the 100km a month challenge and pushing myself to achieve 1,000 miles in 2018 – all through running. I will set smaller targets around parkrun which includes getting my total tourism parkruns to 50+ and also completing a total of 150+ parkruns. I will also work hard at achieving a sub 24 minute 5k time – I am sure I will be able to find a medal to celebrate when I do 🙂

So, have you thought about your fitness goals for the year? We would love to hear about them. Whatever they are, we’re sure they will be different to the next person, however big or small they are, there will be nothing more satisfying than ticking them off at the end of each month or the end of the year. What are you waiting for?