Track season is finally upon us and I’m so excited! After my achilles tendon surgery in October, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to compete at the collegiate level. Through lots of rehab, prayers, and support, I am so glad I will be able to run for my last year in college. It won’t be an easy road, but I’m ready for the challenge. Not only is this the start to a new season, but also to a new year! A new year is a great time to reflect on all that you’ve accomplished and learned in the past year and plan for the next one! Here is my list of fitness resolutions for my senior track season:
Drinking enough water has always been a struggle for me. However, when I do drink enough (usually when my coach makes me lol) I can really tell the difference it makes in my performance and overall health. I want to give myself the best opportunities at every meet and drinking plenty of water will definitely help. Staying hydrated also does wonders for your skin, hair and nails too FYI.
Be Conscious of What I Put in my Body
I’ll admit it, I’m addicted to all things sugar. Juice, candy, and anything else I can snack on that taste good. What a lot of people don’t do, including me at times, is check the ingredients of food we put into our body. And not only what it’s made of, but the amount of it and the serving size that is in the item as well. Some treats are tricky when they say it may only have 10 grams of sugar but there are 5 servings in the whole container! I really want to make sure that I am eating the best fuel to grow stronger and run faster.
Be Focused and Aware During Practice
The preseason flew by so fast, and I know indoor and outdoor will be gone just as fast if not faster. I want to make every second I have left as a Buckeye sprinter count. I want to be fully engaged during every practice. During every set. During every lift. Going through the motions is a waste of precious time. I want to enjoy my last season and really give it my all. I want every rep to matter and help me achieve my goals.
Be Fearless When I Race
One of my downfalls as a track runner is not having the best self confidence. Last year was a huge milestone for me in this area and I want to continue my growth this year too. Before a race, it’s easy to think about everything that could go wrong or how you may not be fully prepared. I’ve learned that no matter how true those may be, doubt in yourself can be even more detrimental. This year, I want to race fearlessly just to see how much further I can push myself and how much more I can accomplish.
Take Care of My Body After Every Practice
Recovery is key, let me tell you! And after a practice that kills you, getting treatment is the last thing I want to do, but it is critical to performance. Especially since I had surgery not that long ago, recovery and maintenance on my body will be extremely important. This is my only body and I really want it to be in tip-top shape for everything I’m planning to do this year.
I really want to stick to these resolutions so that I can have an amazing senior season and go out with a bang. Let me know in the comments what your resolutions are for this year! Happy New Year everyone!!