I can't believe today is the last day of 2014. I know I say it every year, but I seriously can't believe how quickly this year has gone by. They seem to go faster the older I get!
As it is officially the last day of 2014, it's time to check in on my goals. Overall, I think I did really well in achieving them. I really only missed the mark with one! Let's review below:
Complete the Dopey Challenge
This is a pretty obvious goal as I spent most of 2013 preparing for this. I can't believe it is only 8 days away!
was nice to start the year off completing a goal right at the
beginning. In case you missed them, you can read my recaps here: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Final Thoughts. I've had close to a year to think about this and I still can't believe how well it went. I am very glad I am not training for it this year!
PR in the Half Marathon
My current PR is a 1:51:52 set back in 2010. I ran a 1:55:03 this past September, so I am hoping to make this happen.
Was very happy to check this one off the list! I set a new Half Marathon PR at the
Nike DC Women's Half with a 1:50:04.
Check 5 states off my list
already got 3 states on the schedule (Kentucky, DC, Oregon). I have a
couple of ideas for the other 2 states and will let you know once they
5 states completed! I will do a full recap of Year 2 of my 50 States Challenge but here are the states I completed this year: Kentucky, Washington DC, Minnesota, Oregon and Maryland.
Race a marathon
am not running the Disney marathon with a time goal with Dopey going
on, so I would like to actually race a marathon in 2014. I already have
an idea for a race and will let you know once it's been decided.
you might remember, I raced Grandma's Marathon back in June during which I set a
new marathon PR (which wasn't even a goal, so I feel extra good about
Run 1,250 miles total
ran a total of 1,145.77 in 2013 according to my Garmin, but I did a lot
of my Jan-Mar weekday runs on the treadmill (without my Garmin) and
they are not counted in that number. So I think this doable.
As of today, I have run a total of 1,261.20 miles. I would call this goal completed! So happy to have reach this one.
Commit to core work
is one area I have definitely been slacking on. I really want to get
back to this and to get it started, I am taking part of the Athleta 30-Day Plank Challenge. You should join me!
Yea.... this one was definitely not complete. I would go in starts and stops with this. I'd do really well for a while and then fall off the wagon. I know it's so beneficial to my running but it's so hard to stay committed!
Like I said, overall I did really well! Putting my goals out there really helped me stay accountable to them.
Hope you are all have a great New Years Eve and check back tomorrow for my 2015 goals!