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Some Running Resolutions (ha, ha)

I love making lists and rules for myself, so the fact that I haven't made any formal new year resolutions is baffling to me. But in light of the fact that I do these things for myself year-round, I suppose it makes sense. Nevertheless, here are some running/fitness goals that I would like to accomplish this year:

  1. Run a sub-2:10 half-marathon. This may still be slower than my first and fastest half-marathon (2:08:something), but it would be a decent improvement to the past four halves I've run.
  2. Run stronger. Not to be confused with faster.
  3. Run faster. But only if I can run stronger.
  4. Run in new places. There are many local trails I have yet to experience.
  5. Run with new people. But still cherish the solo runs.
  6. Plan for a fall marathon. I'm thinking Chicago (again) or Marine Corps. 
  7. Keep yoga in the mix. It saves me.
  8. Run barefoot. Just because.
  9. Volunteer at a race. It's past time I give back.
  10. Take breaks from running. My body will thank me.
Now that I've shown you mine, you show me yours.

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