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Secret goals

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about secret goals. There are the goals you tell people: “I’m going to do a triathlon”, “I’m going to run a 5k race”, etc. and then there are the secret goals, the ones that are just a little to scary to put out there in actual words.  The share-able goals, for me, are the ones that I actually think I can do.  I know I can finish a super sprint triathlon with a little bit of hard work on my swim, run, and bike.  My secret goal is to skip right over the super sprint and be ready to enter the sprint distance at the same event.

I have a lot of health and fitness related secret goals.  I’ve never wanted to share them with anyone for fear of mocking or “I told you so” words if I didn’t meet them.  Not that friends or family would ever do that to my face, but I still don’t feel comfortable making myself vulnerable like that.  What’s a girl to do?  Share with the internet, of course!

My secret health & fitness related goals:

  • Lose 35 lbs to get back to my happy weight.  I’ve been tracking calories in/out and eating 95% clean for the past couple of months and have dropped the first 10lbs…only 25 more to go!  This one in particular is one I don’t want to share with anyone in real life – weight has always been a sensitive point with me.  People will notice when they notice, but I’m not about to broadcast my intentions to the world (except the 1 or 2 people who actually read this blog that is).
  • Run all of the BC 5-Peaks trail running race series in a summer.  This is a lofty goal, especially considering my IT band issues, but would be so fun to do!
  • Finish a half Ironman triathlon.  Considering I haven’t even completed a super sprint distance, this seems way out there, but it would be an amazing accomplishment.
  • Enter, and finish, a half marathon.  I suppose this would go hand-in-hand with the half Ironman, but I’d like to do one in its own right.
  • Do 1 or more triathlons or running races a month for an entire racing season.  This will take $$ as I have to travel 3+ hours for all but one running race, and may be a bit hard to swing logistically with other responsibilities here at home, but I would love love love to do this.

Whew!  I think those are most of my secret health/fitness goals.  Seeing them in writing doesn’t make them seem that unattainable.  Maybe it’s time that I make some of them not-so-secret?


Words to Inspire

Twenty years from now

you will be more disappointed

by the things that you didn’t do

than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.




~Mark Twain

I came across this quote recently and it really struck a chord with me. I don’t want to be 80 years old and looking back on my life with regrets. When I consider not doing something that makes me anxious (like starting to swim again!), I think of this quote and it pushes me to do it.

I refuse to regret the things I didn’t try.

Tri Training Plan: Week Starting May 10th

Monday: 350m swim & 30 min walk/run session*

Tuesday: 6.5 km bike

Wednesday: 350 m swim / 30 min walk/run session

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 350 m swim / 6.5 km bike

Saturday: 30 min walk/run session

Sunday: 6.5 km bike

*walk/run sessions will be 2 min walk/3 min run this week

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