After the excitement of New Year's Eve has faded and winter has set in, many people with running-related resolutions may be experiencing doubts. However, it's never too late to refocus and get back on track. Setting tangible goals and writing them down increases the likelihood of achieving them. Sharing your plans with others holds you accountable and provides motivation. Signing up for races and finding support through run clubs or a coach can also help. It's important to anticipate challenges and make adjustments as needed. Additionally, taking care of your body with proper warm-ups, rest days, and managing muscle soreness can aid in achieving your running goals. Finally, being mindful of the difference between muscle soreness and injury can prevent setbacks. By implementing these strategies, you can become a stronger and faster runner by the end of the year.