Hello all! February flew by, which means it’s time to reveal my March plan!
The last three days in March will be apart of my April schedule. (aka why this schedule ends on the 28th)
It’s getting close to my half and my bike-a-thon!
After a very busy 2014, I finally brought back my training plans! They are meant for my personal use, but feel free to always follow along! I also encourage you to make your own.
This year I’m trying to become a bit more organized planning my schedule(s). As you can see, it has a new look! I’m going by weeks instead of days, and I planned my schedule around work, play, and school. January is my warm up month to the start of an exciting year. Check it out…
I also added “Cross Train Thursdays.” My goal is to do a new workout every week, while also cross training for my marathons and bike-a-thon. I hope to post about it every Thursday. Next, I will also have Three Mile Thursdays once a month. This will be my 5K challenge to try and beat my PR. Since it’s the first month of the year, I will be setting the time to beat. (let’s see how this goes)
What’s your fitness goal for the month?
Happy New Year! I can’t believe how fast 2014 flew by!
Last year, I made a few running and fitness goals. (Shown below)
Unfortunately I was only able to complete one out of the eight. I had a handful of setbacks in 2014 with running injuries and illnesses. Needless to say 2014 wasn’t my year for wellness.
But that’s okay. Because, now I’m able to stick to the goals I made in 2014 and complete them this year.
Without further to do, here’s my new personal fitness goals for 2015…
1. Run a Marathon
2. Bike 180 Miles for Children’s Miracle Networks. I must raise $450 before I can bike. Here is my fundraising page.
3. Run over 300 miles
4. Run at least two half-marathons
5. Strengthen shins and overall muscles
My main focus this year will be training for my first-ever marathon. I am planning to run 26.2 in the Fall.
So here’s to another wonderful year of health and fitness!
The best kinds of runs are unplanned and unplugged.
It does not matter how far you go, or how fast you run.
All that matters is the enjoyment of the road that lies ahead.
Sometimes, we get too wrapped up in training.
Sometimes, we worry a little too much about pace.
But mostly we forget that…It’s okay to just run.
Leave the headphones and Garmin at home.
Listen, as the earth moves around you.
Feel the sun as it sets and breeze as it blows.
Smell the salt of the ocean in the air.
And let the stars guide you to a place of running bliss.
Don’t stop, until you fall in love all over again.
Tonight, I went on a late-night run when I came back home to my parents house for the weekend. It was my first real run since my fourth half-marathon. I took all of May off to allow my shin to heal. I have to admit going one month without running was tough. Getting back to the running grind was even tougher. I found myself obsessing over how much endurance I would lose, since I took a month off. I also found myself worrying about my pace. I was actually afraid to begin again. Until tonight.
Tonight I had no plans on running when I returned home. But when I found myself sitting on my couch, I had the motivation to lace up. So, without my Garmin or any plan of where I was going, I just ran. I had headphones in for a short time, but ended up ripping them out and listening to my surroundings. I ran under a beautiful star-lit sky and listened to the sounds of crickets hiding in the country fields. I wasn’t worried about time. I wasn’t constantly looking down at a watch. All I did was enjoy this wonderful “hobby” of mine. And for the first time in a long time, it didn’t feel like a chore to me. I fell in love all over again, which is what inspired me to write this whole post tonight.
I’ve decided I’m going to begin running randomly more. The past few months, I’ve lost a good portion of my motivation to run. Most of it was due to the wicked winter and injury recovery. I think “random runs’ will help bring back the motivation. I’ve gotten too caught up in bringing my pace down and running longer distances. Now, it’s time to just focus on myself and motivation to run. (:
Have a great weekend everyone!
Now, I can officially say I’ve completed four half-marathons. (what?!?! that’s insane!)
It was a great first race of the year and I’m so happy I was able to run without shin splints! It’s almost as if a miracle happened when I was running today. (No shin pain!)
Here’s a few photos to recap my race weekend(:
As you might be able to tell…I was snapchatting while running. Because, what else is there to do when running 13.1 miles?
End of Race Picture with my cousins who I ran with last year!
This was taken right after I got done running. Yikes! I was freezing and tired.
So since my first-half of the year is over…when’s the next race?!
Have a great week everyone!
In honor of remembering the tragic events that happened in Boston last year, here’s a photo I took after a solidarity run I ran last year.
I can’t wait to watch the runners next week stronger than ever take on the streets of Boston. I’ll be cheering every one of them on(:
Welcome to the beginning of a new and wonderful week everyone! Can you believe January is almost over?
Which means….my February running schedule will be up in a few days! Here’s a sneak peek….
I’ve decided with my monthly running schedules, I’ll be putting a quote at the bottom of each one. This quote begins with “Run like you’re falling madly in love” …why?
Because Valentine’s Day is this month duh!
…oh and my birthday(:
So in February for whatever you may be training for…run for something or someone and love every moment of it!
I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s Eve, and spent quality time with friends and family!
It’s officially 2014 and what better way to start the year off, then making a few goals?
Last night, I wrote down my personal fitness goals for the new year, and I’d love to share them with you!
This morning I kicked off the New Year with a total of one mile on the treadmill, in a new pair of running shoes. WOO!
Over 200 miles here I come!
The year 2013 has been more than good to me. I’ve completed numerous goals, became close to a ton of wonderful people, and learned so much about myself and others. So, without further to do here’s my 13 biggest moments of 2013 to the song of “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons (:
1. I signed up for my first half-marathon, and began training in January . That’s me to the right on my first day of “unofficial Training” Read about it here 😀
2. I danced for 32 hours, raising money for Children’s Miracle Network. Standing for 32 hours straight was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done in my life. But it was worth it. Here’s my recap
5. I ran my first 5 miles and felt awesome about it.
6. Then on April 28th 2013, I completed my FIRST half-marathon! This was my proudest accomplishment of 2013.
7. I was hired as a summer marketing intern at my local Visitor’s Bureau. I was able to learn and do so much!
8. I ran my SECOND half-marathon on August 31, 2013 with some wonderful brothers of Alpha Phi Omega!
11. I ran the Hot Chocolate 15K with my best friend, and ate numerous amount of chocolate after crossing the finish line! (This was my favorite race in 2013, I will definitely sign up for next year’s! )
12. I ran my THIRD half-marathon! This was one was a heat of the moment registration. I never thought I’d run three half-marathons in 2013. Must of been the year ;D
13. My year began with the song “It’s Time to Begin” by Imagine Dragons and ended with “On Top of the World” …so I’d say I accomplished a lot 😀
13.1 I had so much love and support in 2013 from my friends and family whether it was about running or not. I wouldn’t be able to do half the things I’ve accomplished if it wasn’t for them. Thank you for such a wonderful year! 2013 is hands down one of the best years of my life! Bring on 2014!