OK so I may be injured at the moment and haven’t been running properly for over half a year but that doesn’t mean I don’t have dreams and goals. Here are some of my many goals I want to aim for as a runner.
- Run a Marathon
I have cycled this distance and walked it in a day. I think mentally I’m there but I have only managed up to half marathon distance so far.
- Run 30 miles
- Run 50 miles
- Run 75 miles
- Run 100 miles
Most of my inspiration are from ultra marathoners with the likes of Dean Karnazes and Michael Arnstein (The Fruitarian). I can’t think of anything more amazing than being able to run across beautiful lands at this distance.
- Run the Grand Union Canal (137 miles)
The Grand Union Canal starts almost right outside my door in Birmingham United Kingdom and I’d love to do a 2 or 3 day run along the entire towpaths to London City Centre.
- Run el Camino de Santiago de Compostela (497 miles)
This is the walk of Santiago. It’s a religious route traditionally from the Pyrenees in France and across the northern regions of Northern Spain to Santiago where he was buried. I was supposed to do this walk several years ago but I missed my flight and my friend who I was meeting at Biarritz ended up going alone as he has no mobile phone and didn’t know what was happening. I’d love to run the distance over 10-14 days.
- Run Western States 100
This is the run that first inspired me as a new runner to want to become an ultra runner. To run this event you need to qualify for it by doing an other race of 50 miles or 100 miles I believe. I can’t wait to do this event, enjoy the beautiful environment, atmosphere and claim my belt buckle!
- Run a 5k sub 20 minutes
My current best 5k time is 23:16 min:sec
- Own a high altitude home for running vacations somewhere overseas away from everything.I’d love to hear some of yours too so I can add to my list. Feel free to steal any of mine.