I made some goals for myself to start out the year and I thought a quarterly check point was a good idea. The originals are just copy/pasted below and I have added my dated comments.
First and Foremost... I am going to make a triathlete out of me!!
1Q15 On track for 4/11/15 I have been training and reading and shopping and otherwise getting myself ready
The focus on fuel and training as opposed to weight and grueling gym hours - I want to continue this. It has been an amazing mental change and I look forward to riding this wave through 2015... and beyond
1Q15 I could do better, but I am learning. My coach is really big on nutrition and I have learned so much: fat with fruit prevents blood sugar spikes, white flour does make my joints achy, prepping meals on Sunday IS possible
I will swim a mile
1Q15 Uh, yeah... I got this one checked off! I swim a mile in one session OFTEN! Hitting that wall 71 times and not giving in to the devil on my shoulder feels great! I am looking forward to upping this goal over the year
I will learn how to change my bike tire and a few other bike maintenance things. I won't be 'that girl' who needs help!
1Q15 Took a workshop, have the tools, know the basics so this is a check. Next is to practice so I am efficient... think race time!
5k goal of 35 minutes.
1Q15 I am getting closer. 4/21/15 I was just over 40 minutes. I think this goal IS achievable this year (For the record my coach thinks I can get to 30 minutes!!!)
One new thing a month... physical - be it a new class, a new experience - something I have never done before... once a month
Jan - Ice skating with the kid... eh, I wasn't very good so I didn't like it
Feb - Yoga... I haven't tried it in at least 15 years so it counts as new. I also was not good at this but I kind of dig it. I feel it is a much better stretch than foam rolling
I will log several 100 mile weekends on the bike
1Q15 This is a summer time goal... It is gonna happen!
Training hard is the goal, for sure... but most importantly I want to learn to listen to my body to avoid injury... while not using minor tweaks as an excuse
1Q15 This isn't as measurable, but I am injury free and I feel - with the coach's help, I am progressing and pushing but not straining. I'd like to be further along, but if the upside to slow progress is health... I am going with slow.
Learn to clip in on the bike!!
1Q15 I feel like such a cool kid!! I started during the winter on the trainer and had my first outdoor clipped in ride in March.... Life is good :)
Become an active member of a local Tri Club. I love the on line support, but I need some real bodies to interact, laugh, drink... oh, and train with. My dear girlfriends are about worn out with my 'Crazy Talk'.
1Q15 I have joined, I attend meetings, I even talk to people, getting to 'know' a few... which has reminded me how introverted in new situations I can be. I am looking forward to 'the season' so I can race with and cheer for these folks.