Even though I cannot currently run a single mile, I am still ridiculously, wonderfully hopeful about the amazing year 2018 will be. See, after 3 tough years in a row, 2+ with medical drama and then the broken ankle debacle, I cannot help believing that 2018 is the year that it all turns around and everything comes together. (Currently knocking on my wooden desk while writing this.)
I have some big goals for 2018, but by far the goal at the forefront is to go from a broken ankle to running the Chicago Marathon. My marathon dreams have been destroyed the past few years. First, in 2016 when I was told I could no longer train for NYC because of medical reasons, and then had to walk the marathon instead of run. Then again in 2017 when I broke my ankle just a week before the Chicago Marathon and had to defer the race. Being able to run across the Chicago Marathon finish line in 2018 will mean so much to me.
Not to say that I do not have other goals to.
I have lots and lots of goals:
– train more consistently
– get back some of my speed
– feel more confident about my running
– get a handle on my nutrition
– lose that extra 40lbs I’m still holding on to
However, going from broken ankle to the Chicago Marathon finish line is the biggest of these goals and I hope that while training for and achieving this goal many of the other goals will fall inline as well.
After over 3 months off running my goal is to use the rest of 2017 to slowly add in little one minute running sections (don’t worry, I have the doctor’s permission) to test out my ankle and see how it does. I plan on doing this, and everything leading up to the Chicago Marathon, nice and easy as I get my ankle used to running again. I still have to be very careful because my ankle still lacks mobility and has a much smaller range of motion than it should.
My plan for next year is a little something like this:
Jan & Feb – broken ankle to 5K
March & April – work up to a base of 6ish miles
May, June, July, Aug, & Sept – a very long Chicago Marathon training cycle so I can ease in with the ankle
October – Chicago Marathon!
Let me know-
What is your biggest 2018 fitness goal?