With less than 24 hours left of 2015 I thought I would post a blog laying out my goals for 2016. I have spent the last few days thinking about what a successful 2016 would look like and I have decided on three key goals. To achieve them will require a lot of training, dedication and a few sacrifices but I know that the sense of accomplishment will be more than worth it.
Goal one – Complete a 100 mile charity bike ride in less than 6 hours
The reason for starting every_third_day was to see if I could be fitter in my thirties than I was in my twenties. To help me find out I set myself five goals (read about them here), the first of these was to complete a 100 mile bike ride with my dad in less than 6 hours. On the 3rd July 2016 I have my first opportunity to accomplish this goal. For Christmas I bought both my Dad and I a place in the Hearing Dogs Sportive. It is a 100 mile bike ride around the Chilterns and the surrounding countryside. My preparation for the race starts in January and I will be documenting my training for the big day either on here or Instagram.
Goal two – Reduce my golf handicap to 24
Golf is a huge passion of mine and I really want to improve my handicap in 2016. Getting my handicap down to 16 by the time I am forty is the fifth and final one of my five goals. To get to that level I know it is going to take some serious dedication over the next six years. To make me a better golfer in 2016 I have created my own little season, beginning on March 5th and ending on October 29th. The main aim for my 2016 season is to finish the year with a handicap of 24 or better. I will be practicing weekly and playing at least once a fortnight. To monitor my progress I will be using the handicap tracker golfshake.com
Goal three – Maintain a healthy body composition
Right now I am closer than I’ve been in years to a body composition that I am happy with. I have worked incredibly hard to get where I am now but with a little more dedication I can get to where I want to be. As four of my five big goals are based on endurance activities and the fifth is golf focussed the body composition I want is a lean and athletic one. Whilst my wife would be more than happy for my to look like Chris Hemsworth in Thor I am trying to achieve something more akin to Rory McIlroy. As with both of my other goals for 2016 I will be charting my progress on Instagram and my blog.
So there they are, my three goals for 2016. Writing them has really motivated me and I will be hitting the gym later before seeing in the New Year with a glass or two of champagne. Whatever your goals are for 2016 I really hope you achieve them. Let the hard work start now!