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Goodbye 2015!

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.

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1:36:07 Indianapolis Monumental 1/2

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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…

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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 a huge year because Cameron and I adopted L.E. –i think she falls under the category of “enjoying the surprises” 😉

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I went skydiving! That was momentous, letting control go and just enjoying my birthday surprise.

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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.

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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.

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As far as the “being present” goal.. this trip takes the cake for my resolution. It’s hard not to be present with all the beauty out west, and I took every moment in when we decided to get married out there…

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!!

Monday: Rest

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?