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Let’s Talk Training Thursday: Goals

I am super excited to be introducing a new series to y’all!  I’ve teamed up with some pretty awesome bloggers (Bethany, Montana, and Cassandra) to talk about training every other Thursday for the remainder of 2014…and we have some really exciting topics planned! Training Thursday | Girl on the Move Blog

This week we’re going to be talking about my goals for the remainder of 2014 and how I set my goals.  When it comes to setting my training goals I keep a couple of things in mind…

– My travel schedule during the upcoming months.  If I am going to be traveling a fair amount then I limit how much I will be training because I know I just won’t have enough time to commit to lots of training and there’s no reason to set myself up for failure!

– My Bucket List.  Before setting any fitness related goals I always check out my Bucket List to see if there is anything I can train for and check off the list.

– Upcoming races.  I follow quite a few fitness blogs and so whenever I hear about fun races I bookmark them so I can refer back when I’m planning my training goals.  In my opinion, a fun race involves more than just running…rock n roll, wine, obstacles, foam, color bombs…or anything else that spices it up! Goals | Girl on the Move Blog So what am I training for by the end of 2014?

A Turkey Trot 5k…I haven’t decided which one to do yet…any suggestions?!?

A virtual half-marathon…right now I’m really focused on paying off my school loans so I wasn’t sure I could justify the sometimes steep price of running an official half-marathon.  I’ve seen the idea of virtual races pop up in my blog feed so I decided to give it a try!  And if you live in Southern California and want to run a virtual half-marathon with me, let me know!

Mixing it up…this isn’t a running training goal per say but in the past I’ve gotten so focused on running as my only form of cardio that this Fall I want to mix it up a little bit.  I’m not entirely sure yet what this will look like but I’ll probably do some biking, a few cardio classes at the gym (the step and cycle classes are no joke!), and maybe some hiking.

What are your training goals for the remainder of 2014?  If you’re not a runner I’d still love to hear your general goals for the remainder of 2014 in the comments below!


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