What are your goals for 2019?

My Next KW Race is back for 2019!

Every month in 2019, I will be giving out free entries to great Run Waterloo events. Check this blog on a monthly basis for your chance to win!

The January contest

Each year many make a promise to themselves to try to do one or many things differently during the upcoming calendar year.

Resolutions come in many different forms. Some people plan to start doing something, while others have a bad habit they hope to stop such as eating too much sugar.

This year I kept it simple and I gave myself 3 New Year’s Resolutions or as I like to call them goals…

Last year I focused on having both personal and professional goals. I am happy to report I was able to (for the most part) stick to those goals!

So this year I am making a promise to start, stop and continue.

  • My start… focusing on carving out time to make sure I complete the necessary exercises required to repair some of my lingering injuries.
  • My stop… using my phone during family time. With two young kids I know they are watching everything I do. I want to be present in the moment with them.
  • My continue… part way through 2018 I got a new watch that counts my steps. I plan to continue my streak of achieving my step goal every single day.

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? If so, what are they for 2019?

How to enter and contest rules

Interested in winning a free Run Waterloo entry to the Re-Fridgee-Eighter? All you have to do is answer the question above ‘What are your New Year’s Resolutions for 2019?’

Two contest participants will be randomly selected to win a free race entry. As always, if you have already registered for the race, you will be credited with a comparable future entry. Comment on this post, or tweetFacebook, or Instagram me!

The contest is open now until 9pm on January 16, 2019.

Good luck!

Previous contest


  • Joyce Benninger January 9, 2019 9:25 pm

    I’m starting 2019 with a 100 day challenge. A minimum of 1 mile per day for 100 consecutive Days

    • Michael Hewitson January 15, 2019 6:26 pm

      Amazing!! I trust it is going well so far?

  • Tracey Bechtel January 10, 2019 7:55 am

    Resolution for this year is to beat my kms from last year, and do it running with a smile

    • Michael Hewitson January 15, 2019 6:25 pm

      Love it! What was the 2018 total?

  • Lindsay Howes January 12, 2019 3:03 pm

    My New Years running goals were to join a new running group (H+P) – check – and push myself to be better by surrounding myself with inspiring (and faster) people and trying new things and workouts.

    • Michael Hewitson January 15, 2019 6:25 pm

      Great goals! I’ll see you out at H+P!

  • Josh Lucrezi January 14, 2019 5:46 pm

    My New Year’s goals are to run at least 3 new PB’s this year, and to travel to some new places.

    • Michael Hewitson January 15, 2019 6:24 pm

      Awesome! Any goal races in mind already?

      • Josh Lucrezi January 19, 2019 9:32 pm

        Thanks for the reply! My only goal race so far is the Chilly Half on March 3! I’ll add the Forest City Road Races 10km to that list if I’m not travelling during that time.

  • Meghan Thompson January 14, 2019 9:45 pm

    I started a full-time business in fall of 2018, so my goal for this year is to balance a successful business with time with family and friends.

    • Michael Hewitson January 15, 2019 6:23 pm

      Thanks Meghan! Great goal!

  • Marius Florea January 15, 2019 5:10 pm

    Here are my 3 Rs:
    Rebuilt – Work through the injuries to get back running at peak performance
    Run – Consistently improve
    Rest – Very important not to have to do the first goal 🙂

    • Michael Hewitson January 15, 2019 6:23 pm

      Awesome! Thanks Marius!

  • DOUG ROBERTS January 15, 2019 7:39 pm

    Don’t get lazy and run regularly throughout the year !
    Break the 30m/60m barrier on the 5k/10k runs !
    Be careful not to get injured along the way !

    • Michael Hewitson January 16, 2019 12:49 pm

      Thanks Doug! Awesome goals!

  • Michael Hewitson January 16, 2019 12:51 pm


    • runwaterloo January 17, 2019 12:56 am

      Great goals everyone! This is such a great contest, I think we should use it again next January 😉

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