Hello 2016, I am excited to see you! Hope everyone had a nice New Years celebration – we stayed in and rang in the new year at my apartment. As I mentioned in my Year in Review – 2015 Running by the Numbers post, this past year has been so-so and I am ready for a fresh start (funny how a day difference 12/31 to 1/1 can change perspective). Before I share my 2016 goals, I wanted to recap my 2015 goals:
1. Marathon –Complete Marathon #3 and maybe #4
2. Trail Running -Run a trail race
Could not fit it in my schedule, not bummed about it at all.
3. Run/Walk 900 Miles
4. Run the States – Run a half or full in a new state
Kicked off the year in South Carolina by running the Charleston Half Marathon, visited Illinois for the Chi Marathon, and ended the year in Delaware for the Rehoboth Half Marathon. I’ve run 25 half marathons and 4 marathons, but have only run in 9/50 states + DC (I’ve run repeat states/races).
5. Time Goals – Focus on the yellow ones, the rest should follow
I did not meet my goal times, but I did PR five times. Three were automatic PRs – Mother’s Day 4 Miler, Baltimore 6 Miler, and the Charles 12. I PR’d in the 8K with a time of 52:47 at Shamrock and in half with a time of 2:32:25 at the Love Run Philly – two years in row!
Note: The chart is from January 2015.
1. Yoga/Barre – Continue going to yoga/barre each week
I would give myself a 50%, I was good until marathon training started.
2. Cross/Strength Training -Continue cross/strength training each week
Pretty consistent until post marathon season – I’m feeling the lack of strength training now.
3. Pushups -Complete 10 pushups in good form
5/10 in modified position.
4. Forearm Planks -Plank consistently for 2 minutes (proper form)
**Laughs** my best time was 1:45.
5. Triathlon – Complete my third sprint!
Winner winner – finished the Quantico Sprint Triathlon in August.
1. Log my Meals
Intermittent throughout the year. I would have a good streak, followed by a cold spell.
2. Cook New Recipe/Month
I’m not sure how many new recipes I cooked this year – at least 12.
3. Follow Pre/Post Recovery Plan
Meh, will be a focus for 2016.
1. Re-Learn to Knit
Still on the to do list! I want to knit my own scarves, hats and headbands.
2. Read 2 Books/Quarter
3. Volunteer 3 Times
Volunteered at the Fort Hunt 10K (course marshal), .US 12K Road Championships (medals), and Ronald McDonald House (cooking).
4. Learn Calligraphy
This was shelved for water-coloring. I doodled on my pad this past summer.
2. Aesthetic Facelift
Moving to WordPress/self-hosted allowed me to redesign my site + use fun plugins. It will always be a work in progress 🙂
3. Email Subscription Option
On top of my blogging list.
4. Header Updates
I updated my About Me section and added a couple of new headers, but still need to polish them up.
5. Content Cleanup
How did your year go?
How was your New Years Eve?