We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re looking for an exciting new goal that’ll push you (and inspire you) more than the standard “hit the gym regularly” or “drop 5 pounds,” read on! We have five doable-yet-challenging fitness goals that are sure to enliven your workouts, refocus your fitness intentions and impress your friends. And they’re perfect for beginners or seasoned pros!
Marathon Training Update: I am joyously enjoying the taper. For those who haven’t put themselves through this kind of running insanity, “tapering” is just reducing mileage before race day, thereby ensuring that the ol’ frog legs are fresh, springy and ready to pound out 26.2. My taper began the week of Christmas, and it was—no offense to my loved ones ’cause your gifts rocked my world—the best gift ever. FBG Tish was in town for the holidays, and we got to run our final double-digit run together, a full 12 miles on the treadmill due to snow. Spending more than two hours on a treadmill is pretty dreadful for me, but it was all the better with my gal pal there. And she’ll be the one next to me on race day, so it was good practice for the both of us. Thankfully, we’re both pokey runners. With the race just days away (Sunday is the BIG DAY!), we now just rest, rest, rest. And get nervous. And eat carbs. And get excited. Then get nervous again. I can’t wait!