Happy New Year!

HNY

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am still in shock that it is 2015 and I think I will continue to date things as “2014” until at least mid-February. The month of December always flies by because of the many festivities that occur and it feels like we jump pretty quickly from November to January. I am really excited for 2015 because I know it is going to be even better than the already-amazing 2014! You can check out my 2014 recap post HERE!

In 2014 I ran (and exclusively RAN, not walked or cycled) 1652.68 miles. It was over 100 more than 2013 and I was injured for a solid month! I didn’t count the miles I walked because I wanted to find out how many miles I 100% ran, and the walking miles would have added quite a bit. I am pretty proud of that but I know I can do better in 2015… AND… look what I found! A 2015 in 2015 challenge! I am going to add up all of my miles in 2015 (including walking and running) and try to reach 2015 miles in 2015!

2015 in 2015

I also managed to get an email in my inbox yesterday from the Calgary Marathon Team that told me if I registered in the next 24 hours I would get 20.15% off of registration price. SO I REGISTERED. My first official on-the-calendar race for 2015 is the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. I am craving redemption from my food poisoning marathon in Calgary last year so I am determined to make it a good one! I am running the full 42.2 even though I was tempted to register for the 50K.

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Screen Shot 2014-12-31 at 6.33.58 PMIt is terrifying and so exciting. I already have a training plan in the works. I have a feeling this training cycle will get some major mileage racked up for my 2015 in 2015 challenge! Only 149 days until race day! Anyone else joining me in Calgary on May 31 for this race?

Goals for 2015

My goals for 2015 (not so much resolutions) are fairly simple:

  • Do things that make me happy. First and foremost, if I am not enjoying something – why do it?!
  • Enjoy well-rounded fitness for whole-body health. Hello barre, stretching, weight lifting, spinning, AND running!
  • Nail that 2015 miles in 2015 goal – because I totally can do it. I think this goal will help me be less sedentary when I am not working out!

My “January Challenge” that I take part in with some friends and family will be to do THIS core challenge every. damn. day. in January. It’s harder than it looks but takes only a tiny part of your day to get it done!

January challenge

And that’s it! I know it will be a great year and to start things off on the right foot I am heading out the door (yes, that means OUTDOORS) for a 15 mile run. 15 for the start of ’15.

What are your 2015 goals or resolutions?

9 Comments

  1. Wow, congratulations on all of those miles you ran last year! I need to total mine up to see how I did.

    I am planning on registering for the Calgary half marathon. It would be great to meet up with you when you are here for the race!

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