This year, I’ve broadened my focus a bit, and it’s not just about running in state parks. Here’s what I’ve got:
- Run a <30 5K
- Run across the Bong Bridge
- Become a marathoner
- Recon every section of the Moose Mountain Marathon
- Volunteer at an aid station
- Traverse the entire Lakewalk in one run
- Run from Gooseberry Falls to Split Rock
This is a nice mix of goals, I think. Last year’s goal list was focused solely on places to run, most of which required significant driving distances. There’s more variety to this year’s list, which I think will make it more achievable.
I had to get this post out quickly as my first sub-30 attempt is in just a few days. If I don’t make it then, I will have to try another race in August. That also means finding another race in August that will work. I’m already signed up for two marathons and a volunteering stint, so I basically have to show up and do what I’m supposed to and I can tick off those other goals. The rest are all about timing and planning.