The Physical Goals

The List

Run 182.5 miles in 2013
Do a Polar Plunge fulfilled 1/1/2013
Run another Tough Mudder registered for 9/7 TM on 1/17
Run a Warrior Dash
Skydive, again
Workout every day
Run a sprint triathlon
Summit a mountain over 14,000 feet

The Why
I’m a very physical person. I’ve been actively involved in team sports every year since I was 7, meaning 25 of my 32 years of existence have included some form of physical competition. However, I feel like I still don’t know how far I can take my body. I intend to push the limits this year.

Sure, running the equivalent of a half-mile every day doesn’t seem like much, but at the end of the year, it will be more than I’ve ever run before. The distance is achievable…missing a day here or there won’t put me behind so much that I will want to give up.

Yes, “working out every day” is nebulous in concept, and this is intentional. I don’t always have the time to site down and run through a full DVD of P90X, but I can find a way to put in 100 push-ups and sit-ups, or get a good long jog in.

As for the others, they are all goals I have wanted to improve upon or complete for quite some time. I’ve climbed a 13,000 foot peak, but not 14k. I’ve skydived once and want to do it again. I ran the Tough Mudder last year in Wisconsin, now I want to do the Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash.

The purpose of each is to test myself physically. Can I do what I set out to do? How hard can i work to achieve something new? How far can I push myself beyond what I thought were my limits?

I know a lot of this may be crazy. That’s okay. I’m fine with that. What I’m not okay with is settling for ordinary.

Are you?

What are your physical goals for 2013? Please share them below, lets do this journey together. And if you’ve done something on my list this year, please be sure to let me know below, on Facebook, or via Twitter with #betterin365.

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