I had two goals for 2014:
1. Walk/run 1000 miles.
2. Run a minimum of one race a month for the year.
I didn't make the 1000 mile mark, not by a long shot. I ran and walked a total of 676.04 miles this year. That doesn't include the 5K I am doing tomorrow, so let's just round up for posterity's sake and say I ran 680 miles this year. That is an average of 56 miles a month. In the grand scheme of things, it's not too shabby at all.
With tomorrow's 5K I will have run at least one race a month this year, sometimes two. Here are some pictures and bits and bobs about those races:
*In January of this year my fastest 5K pace was 39:13
|It was cold that day. So cold.|
|But really, who would mind a last place finish if they were running with those two cuties?|
*My current 5K PR is 36:04, which I got at a race in July.
*I ran two half marathons.
|Gotta love layering up before the race!|
*I ran a whole bunch, sometimes when I didn't want to, sometimes when I was really in the mood. I ran! I ran through the snowiest winter in Michigan's history, I ran through rain, I ran through heat. Holy crap, I ran a lot.
And somehow through it all I managed to lose fifteen pounds. I know it's not a lot, but with the ups and downs and not actually trying to lose weight until at least halfway through the year, I am quite proud of those fifteen pounds!
And now for 2015...
Goals for 2015
1. Walk./run 1000 miles.
2. Lose at least fifteen pounds.
3. Walk 10,000 steps a day, everyday.
4. Run a race every month.
5. Run a half marathon outside the state of Michigan.
6. Run a 2:30 half marathon.
There you have it. Nothing too crazy. Now, what are your goals?
Happy New Year! I hope 2014 has been good to you and that 2015 will be even better!