January is considered a month for resolve, renewal and rejuvenation. But it can also bring lot of subtle pressure if you have life-changing objectives you’re planning to put in motion this month. Instead of daunting, unrealistic or too-easily-broken resolutions, focus on reasonable goals, take action to achieve them and put yourself on a path for an epic year.

Plan Your Year. Make a long-term plan for what you want to accomplish in the spring, summer or fall—whether that means getting fit for a half marathon, running your fastest marathon, tackling an obstacle-course race, running for a charity or completing an Ironman—and then set out the steps it will take to get you there.