Happy New Year all!
I wanted to reflect back on my 2019 goals and share where I’m at for 2020 (wow!)
I’m really proud of everything I achieved in 2019, I managed to run four half marathons, including the Great North Run, which was definitely a highlight of the year. In one of those I got a PB of 2.02, so although I didn’t achieve my goal of sub 2, I was pretty close and very proud of that.
In June, I took part in the three peak challenge and climbed Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike for the first time. Over the summer, I also got more involved with my run club, and as a result, I met so many people and started to join more social runs, one of which took us up The Great Orme in Wales which was a good achievement as it’s pretty much a mountain in my eyes, very steep !!
As a result of doing more with my run club, I became friends with an amazing group of people and we started taking part in the parkrun alphabet challenge, which is basically where you run a different parkrun for every letter of the alphabet. This is a lot of fun – we got to see so many new places, with an overseas trip to Jersey thrown in for good measure!
I also achieved two goals with one stone by travelling to Poland alone to do my first park run abroad in Gdansk.
As a result, last year I achieved my milestone of 50 parkruns as well as completing the milestone of 20 different parkruns!
In 2019, I completed 22 parkruns in 11 different locations and 14 letters of the alphabet challenge 😄
Other achievements include ..
- Running over 1000km in the year
- Volunteering at parkrun for the first time
- Starting goodgym
- 10k PB of 55.30
- Took more time for myself, including counselling, meditation, yoga and reading more
2020 is the year I push myself further. This year, I have fewer goals but they are biggies…
Raise over £3k for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund by…
Completing my first marathon in April (Manchester Marathon)
Completing a trek to Machu Pichu to raise money for scoliosis
Other goals include …
- Run 1000 miles in 2020
- Complete 100 parkruns
- Continue with the parkrun alphabet challenge and tourism including doing more abroad
- work on my strength and endurance rather than running speed get into trail running
Personally, I also want to continue with my self development and have joined a self development group and a book club to encourage me to read more.
So,these are my goals…what are yours? I would love to hear them. Let me know in the comments below ☺
I had scoliosis surgery in 2010 and blog about my experiences living with scoliosis. My aim is to raise awareness of scoliosis and help and inspire others with the condition.