Well I can’t believe that January is over, in some ways, it’s felt like the longest month ever… in other ways, it’s gone super fast. I thought I’d do a quick post to round up January and summarise what I have achieved this month, as part of my overall goals for 2018.
January Round-Up: Goals and achievements
In some ways, January has been a difficult month for me. At the back end of last year, my long term relationship of 13 years ended rather suddenly and I’ve been finding it all really difficult to deal with. January was therefore somewhat of a fresh start for me. I’ve moved into my own flat and I’m now living by myself for the first time ever which was kind of scary at first, but also kind of liberating.
I’m now getting used to living alone, looking after myself and focusing on what I want to achieve. I’ve always given myself multiple goals to achieve throughout the year. I find that this helps to keeps me motivated and keeps me going, which at the moment, is more important than ever.
Anywho, I wanted to list what I have achieved in January, partly to make myself feel better that I haven’t completely wasted the month moping around…!
So what goals did I achieve in January?
I have basically thrown myself into running and achieved the following…
- Ran a 10K race (in under an hour) – Tatton Park 10k
- Ran a 4 mile night trail run (which was VERY challenging!)
- Joined a running club and I’ve been 3 times so far
- Signed up to a half marathon in May
- Signed up to loads of 10k races and running events throughout the year
- Ran a “virtual” 10k and got a medal for that
What’s next for February?
Well, I really need to get my ass in gear and start training properly for the half marathon, as it will likely come around fast. I also need to make sure I do more strengthening exercises at the gym, such as core classes, body pump etc to support my running. I also need to start looking after myself more, eating better to support my training and cutting down on wine… boo!
What goals did you achieve in January? Let me know in the comments below!