In the midst of a new year, a new beginning, I am busy setting myself plans and strategies for my new year 2010. Goal settings are currently underway in the various categories that I split into smaller categories.
First thing first, my sports and running goal settings for the year 2010. I haven’t finalised my running events for the year 2010, due to the non-availability of the final running dates by the various organisers. Nevertheless, the runs that I would be looking at to run for the year 2010 would be
– Passion Run
– Sundown Marathon
– Army Half Marathon
– New Balance Real Run
– Nike Real Run
– Singapore Marathon
Besides running, I pledge myself to make a return to make up for my failure to complete my number 6th full marathon in 2009 Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon – I will continue to run and finish marathons. Therefore, I am looking at my training schedule, to be finalised at a later time, whereby I would set myself a schedule to train myself in a more consistent and disciplined manner and program, achieving and improving personal best running times.
Beyond Running – Embarking New Arenas
Triathlon – Moving beyond running, I am planning to enter Triathlon, to challenge myself further, personally, physically, mentally and emotionally. For a start, it would in the sprint category, from then on, I would decide how I would advance or explore in this field. Before everything, I would likely go for a medical checkup to ensure I am able to participate in a Triathlon.
North Face 100 – From my roots in scouting and outdoor activities, the North Face 100 had been beckoning me all these few years and I didn’t enter. Finally, I managed to convince another old mate of mine from my fellow batch scout to embark on this North Face 100. Trail running, enjoying the outdoors and it would be tough, tiring and demanding yet fun !
Overseas Marathon – Had my fair share of local marathons and I would like to go abroad and experience how marathons are like and different from us, experiencing different cultures too. That’s many marathons around the region, would take a look and decide to embark on at least 1 overseas marathon in 2010.
Beach Volleyball – This sports had never really caught my interest due to my staunch support for football, basketball, rugby league and rugby union. My friend is a volleyball coach and is running volleyball and beach volleyball classes, and it does gives me a new sports to try out and learn.
Sports Science / Management – Studying and staying in Australia for 4 years during my undergraduate days, I had first hand of how fanatics the Aussies are in sports and the emphasis of sports science and sports management. Till today, I still had strong interest in the field of sports and sports science, if time schedule allows, I might go for a basic sports coach certification.
Cycling – Loved cycling when I was young, somehow or another, didn’t sustain the interest and recently, would like to add on cycling to compliment my current sports training and addition of a new sports/hobby too. This would also help to prepare me for the triathlon eventually, something that I have been looking forward to. Looking ahead, I am looking at a 2nd hand road bike and 2nd hand mountain bike too.
The above goals had pretty much been split into smaller categories, however, each sub-set goal would need more thorough planning and strategy and I look forward to share my training, experiences and knowledge along the sports and fitness journey in 2010 !
Wishing all of you a Healthy and Sporty lifestyle 2010 !