#Last90 Days of the Year
Are you still aiming toward your New Year goals?
90 days until the New Year. Have you been aiming toward the goals you set this year? Maybe it’s time to dust off your goal sheet – or however you wrote them down – you did write them down, right?
Let’s refocus your energy on the tasks, jobs, and skills you set out to adopt and then adapt into your life when the calendar clicked over to the new year.
For me, I benefit from a quick reminder to “check in” and see how I was progressing toward the goals I set out for myself. I keep my goal sheet in Evernote and every month or so I look at them to see if I’m still on track.
I’ll outline the major categories I have for my goals and how I’m doing toward reaching them.
Health & Fitness
Keep a streak going of at least 10,000 steps every day
As of October 1st, I’ve been over 10,000 steps for 505 consecutive days. I’m pretty proud of this accomplishment and despite not being able to run every day, I’ve made it a mission to get over 10k steps.
Break 5 minutes in the mile – something I’ve done every year since 1999, except for 2013 & 2017.
Not yet. I’m hopeful that I’ll be healthy (calf strain) to not only get in shape to attempt sub-5 but also to run the Philly Half Marathon in November. I continue to have lofty running goals, so my health (and sanity) depend on having two functioning calf muscles. So far, I’ve continued to see therapists/doctors to get treatment: ART, Graston, cupping, massage and I’ve seen small snippets of progress.
I wrote about breaking 5 minutes in the mile earlier this summer. You can read about my quest here.
Grow my track camp and expand my reach at the middle school level
We had new runners come to camp from a wider range of schools. We gained a Facebook page and have continued to post regularly to keep parents and campers in mind. I’ve also created “race recap” videos to help promote our school team and share them with the camp parents.
I wrote about the perks of coming to a camp here.
This year has been a very productive year for TrainwithMarc. In terms of measurables: my website’s page views are way up (thanks to blogging regularly), the number of runners coached is also up (thanks to personal training and a greater reach), and the total income generated has risen year after year.
I’ve made it a goal (that I’ve so far kept) to post a new blog article every Wednesday and so far I’ve been 100% since I started blogging regularly in the middle of April. I have to owe it to Rachel, Debbie, and Lora for including me in their link up. They have been instrumental in keeping me accountable for posting every week but also for share each other’s content.
Get certified in something else
Originally, I had planned on getting an RRCA certification (I already have USATF and Jack Daniels), but now I’m torn between RRCA and a personal training certification. Since personal sessions are becoming a bigger portion of what TrainwithMarc does, I thought that would be the next logical step.
What do you all recommend? Should I go for RRCA, personal training certification, both or neither?
I’m sharing only a few of my goals; I have others that aren’t fitness or health-related. What about you? Have you thought about your goals since January? Have they been in your focus or are they long out of your memory?
It might be October already, but there is still plenty of time left. You still have 90 days until the new year so there is still plenty of sunrises left for you to get cracking on your goals!
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