2017 is almost here! Another year gone and another to begin.
This is the time when bloggers (and mostly everyone really..) sets their yearly goals… the resolutions, the I’m doing this this year stuff, the time when people talk about their plan for the year, what they want to achieve, what they want to change, what they want to do, what they are going to do… the goals.
Goal: what one intends to accomplish or attain
We, as whole and as runners, tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves to call out our goals and then to attain them. PRs, new distances, monthly and yearly mileage goals, races, etc… We tell everyone about these things to stay accountable and to have a reason deeper than our on personal satisfaction for completing. We think if we say them out loud, if we write about them, if we tweet about them then they will come to be, why? because we don’t want to fail, we don’t want look like fools, we don’t want to let our readers down, we want to prove we can do it, right? anyone? sound familiar? anyway…
I’m done with goal setting.
Yes, I like everyone else have goals – things I want to attain and accomplish, races I wish to run, distances I want to master, paces I want to hold, things I want, but more than that I have hope!
I have hope that 2017 will be a great year, a fabulous year, a wonderful fun-filled joyous year all around and of course running wise. I have hope that I will be able to run more than I was able to this year, which wasn’t that much. I have hope that I will PR at the 10k and or Half Marathon distance, actually I have hope that I will be able to just run and then run races. I have hope that personally and professionally I will grow, I have hope that the world will become a kinder accepting place, I have hope that everyone will stay healthy and strong , I have hope that things will go as I wish them too and I have hope in hope.
So cheers to 2017 and cheers to hope