This week’s Tuesday Topic is: Do you set a weekly goal?  Monthly?  Yearly?  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

Hello there!  How is everyone doing today?  Today is day 2 of Spring Break.  Yesterday was glorious…loving Spring Break.  I will write more about it in Sunday’s post.  For now let’s talk about goals.  I have daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals.  I am happy to say that this is the first time I’ve actually written them down.  🙂

Yearly
➡️ At the beginning of the year, I set my goal to run 1,200 miles.  As you know, February was not a good month for me due to the weather (34.26 miles).  March has been better (74.71 miles) but still my mileage is not what I wanted it to be.  That is OK.  I might have to change that yearly goal.  Maybe 1,000 miles?

Monthly
➡️ In order to meet my goal of running 1,200 miles this year, my monthly goal is 100 miles.  I may need to adjust it.

➡️ Buy coffee 4-5 days per month.  I have both a coffee maker and a Keurig so there is really no reason for me to stop at Starbucks of Dunkin Donuts for a coffee.  I do like their coffee though but know it is expensive.  

Weekly
➡️ No specific mileage but just do the workouts assigned by my coach.  I do my best but sometimes a run doesn’t happen or is cut short due to the weather or not feeling it.

➡️ Do 2-3 bike classes on the Peloton.  I mean that is the reason I bought the bike.

➡️ Take my lunch to work 4 days a week and order out one day.  I work hard.  I treat myself.  Sometimes I even have leftovers and that is dinner for me.  

Daily
➡️ Not bring any work to do at home.  Sometimes I don’t get to finish all of my work and I end up finishing it over the weekend.  I remember a few years ago I would bring work home almost every day.  Now it is just maybe an hour or two to finish my lesson plans.

➡️ Leave work at 3pm.  We do have a staff meeting on Wednesday and on those days I leave at 4pm.  

➡️ Drink 8 cups of water.  I have a 32 oz water bottle that I take to work.  I like to finish it before leaving work.  Then at home I refill it again and try to finish it before I go to bed.  There are days when I don’t finish the bottle and there are days when I refill it 3 or 4 times.  Balance, right?

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19 Comments on Tuesday Topics: My daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals

  1. Nice goals, Zenaida!
    1’000 miles would be a great target to hit for 2021. If you have 250 miles for the first quarter, you would already be on track for that goal. If not, you have enough time to catch up up in the upcoming warmer months.
    Enjoy Spring Break!

  2. Sounds like you are doing great with your goals! I bet as it gets warmer your mileage will go up, so I wouldn’t give up on that yearly goal yet.

    Enjoy that Spring break!

  3. Hydration is a great goal. I’ve read you should drink your body weight, but in ounces, so if you’re 140 pounds, drink 140 ounces of water a day. That’s a lot of water bottles! I try, but probably rarely achieve it 🙂

    • That is also what I read, but that means I need to drink 21 cups. Doing the math that is 5 of the Nalgene water bottle. Yikes! Does coffee count in there? 🙂

  4. I hope your spring break is going well, and your weather is playing nice. The wind has been absolutely CrAzY in Iowa since Sunday morning. I’ve gotten pretty good at water intake. I drink water all day at work, but used to always have to flavor it. It took awhile, but I can now drink plain water (yes, ME!) without wincing. I still add flavor to it at home, but that is my “treat” LOL

  5. 1,000 is still a great goal – I’d just see how your running goes throughout the summer months.

    I’m trying to be more mindful of how much water I drink too. Like you said, some days it’s more and some days it’s less but hopefully it all balances out 🙂

  6. I love that you order lunch once a week! You’re right – it’s a nice treat, especially at the end of the week, and you work hard and deserve it!
    Hope you’re enjoying Spring Break!

  7. I need to start doing that-only order out one day a week. I’m so bad at not prepping my lunches. I really hate packing lunch but it’s so expensive to buy lunch daily.

    Normally I set yearly and monthly mileage goals but with this new training plan and coming back off this injury I’m just doing whatever I can. I don’t want to pressure myself to hit goals and then overdo it in my training.

    • I know what you mean! To me breakfast is easier (shake with milk, oatmeal, and protein powder) but I also struggle with lunch. Sometimes I end up eating canned soup which is NOT the healthiest but I try not to do that everyday. Balance. 🙂

  8. These are great! I divide out my goals but short to long-term too. :] Also helps me to write em’ down, otherwise it’s harder for me to adhere to them. I’m pretty bad about the drinking water one but hooooping to improve, hahaha. (It’s a continual work in progress!)

  9. It’s so tough to meet monthly mileage goals when the weather doesn’t cooperate. You’ve got some other great goals, too. I hope you have great success in meeting them!

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