Wow...it has been crazy here! My "few days" break from blogging turned into almost 3 weeks! But I am back!
Since it is my first post of the year, thought I would look back at last year's running goals and if I achieved them. Here they are:
1. Log at least 500 miles.
I did it!!! My total for the year was 549.98. My on-line training log was not working the last 2 weeks of December....I had no idea I was so close to 550, or else I would have added on that final .02!
2. Run in at least 5 races.
Sad to say, this didn't happen. Those who have been reading for some time know that I had to take August and part of Sept off for medical issues. I was told "You cannot run." by the doctor and decided I had better follow orders. But...I did 3 races, PRed in one and took first in my age group in another...not too shabby.
3. Do more cross-training!Yes...I did! I had been running 3-4 days a week and that was it. Last year I started walking and/or cycling on my off days, leaving just one day of rest. I also added in more strengthening work, but still need to do more in this area.
4. Lose 15 pounds.
I lost about 13 pounds, but gained 5 back. So a total net loss of 8 pounds for the year.
Overall, not a bad year! Here are my goals for this year:
1. Complete a half marathon (I am already registered for one in May)
2. Log 575 miles
3. Lose 10 pounds (I am down .6 this week and am really working hard at this so far)
4. Do ab/arm work 3 times a week.
5. Complete 5 races
Happy New Year Everyone!!