I finally had somewhat of a normal running week! A few short runs, a MGP (marathon goal pace) run, a long easy run..and all without pain!
NOW! Let’s recap 2015! The recap from 2014 was a sad one. I came off such a low year, I just knew 2015 was going to be better, it had to get better!…and it totally did.
My goals from last year were to hit a sub 20:00 5k, a 1:30 half marathon, 5 consecutive pull-ups, travel more & be present and enjoy the surprises. The time goals I set for the 5k & half are very large goals, and i feel like the progress i’ve hit this past year was HUGE and i’m very happy with it. Taking time off of these distances are all about the progress, which will eventually get me to the end goal.
1:36:07 Indianapolis Monumental 1/2
I also added a lifetime bucket list goal in the early months of last year to run a race in all 50 states, last year I added Delaware…
In 2015 I ran 1094 miles. Only about 40 miles less than last year, which is good considering the IT Band issue. Which was the only low from 2015. I was out of commission for about 6 weeks but I kept fitness with a ton of cross training, so this wasn’t as horrible as I thought it was at the time. (Doesn’t it always work out that way?)
2015 was when I adopted L.E. –i think she falls under the category of “enjoying the surprises” so was skydiving! That was momentous, letting control go and just enjoying my birthday.
Let’s not forget about the traveling, I visited my sister in LA early in the year, which i LOVED. I’m pretty sure i’m meant to live out west.
Colorado & Utah were by far the coolest places in the US i’ve been so far. I can’t wait to go back and explore.
I’ll be getting up my resolutions by the end of this week. I hope everyone had a great New Years and are ready to tackle 2016!!
Tuesday: 4m easy 8:40/pace
Wednesday: 45min upper body + 2m easy 9:30/pace
Thursday: 5m MGP workout (1m warm up 9:30/pace, 3 @ 7:53/pace, 1m cooldown 9:30/pace)
Friday: 2.2m walk
Saturday: 15min hips, 20min stairmill
Sunday: 2.6m walk, 7m long 8:18/pace
Total Miles: 18 running + 4.8 walking
What’s your favorite memory from 2015?
01/04/2016 at 5:59 PM
You had a successful and exciting year! I definitely think that you keep becoming a stronger and smarter runner which will only help you to reach your goals. Looking forward to seeing what this year brings for you!
01/05/2016 at 10:42 AM
Aww thanks I think you also had a great year as well!
01/05/2016 at 10:39 AM
I think you had an AWESOME year! LE, married, turning 30, smart recovery from injury … really great memories!
For me? I would say having our older son start college was the biggie … 🙂
01/05/2016 at 10:42 AM
That’s awesome! I’m sure it was a super proud moment of yours
01/06/2016 at 9:58 AM
Wow, what a great year you had!! Your dog is adorable. What a great addition to the family! I’m not sure my moments were as good as yours for 2015, but I think my best was watching my daughter run her first year of cross country. She did really awesome and I’m so proud of her pushing herself to achieve great results. I also qualified for Boston again, but unfortunately I didn’t make the cut after registration, so that was a bittersweet memory to say the least!!
I have been skydiving before – nothing quite like it, right?
06/15/2016 at 6:28 PM
What about when you got married? lol
06/15/2016 at 8:10 PM