Running Goals

"All our Dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." --Walt Disney

Goals for 2014
Run Injury-Free 
I will strive to stretch and foam roll at least every other day. I also plan to do ice baths twice a month, and strength train 2-3 times per week (focusing on core and glutes). Finally, I am going to try and get a massage at least once a quarter in 2014; I believe more regular massages will help keep my muscles fresh and loose.

Run First Full Marathon

I am currently in training for the Woodlands Marathon, to take place on March 1, 2014.

Run a Faster Half Marathon
My current half marathon PR is 2:13:48, and while one of my long-distance goals is to run one in under 2 hours, I hope to at least get much closer to that 2-hour mark this year.

Run a 5K for Time
I would just like to see how fast I can run a 5K.

Complete a Triathlon
I ran my first sprint triathlon in 2013 and had a lot of fun! For 2014 I would like to do another one, either Sprint or Olympic distance.

Time myself for 1 Mile in January & December
I want to see how much of a difference there is after another year of training. Plus, I have never actually run a timed mile, and I am curious to see how I will do.

Earn a runDisney Coast to Coast (C2C) Medal
I will be running the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland in a couple of weeks, and plan to run the Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Disney World in November to get my C2C medal.

Get ready for the 2015 Dopey Challenge
Register for the races, and research/begin a comfortable training regimen so I can complete the challenge in January 2015.

Volunteer for a Race
I have not been a volunteer for a race yet, and I would really like to this year.
Sing the National Anthem at a Race
Singing is a passion of mine, and while this really depends on a lot of factors outside of my control, it is something I would love to do someday, even if it is not this year.

Balance Eating Clean & Budgeting
This is something I have a pretty firm grasp on already, so it is more of a continuation into the New Year. Fueling my body healthfully is very important, and so is budgeting of course. A penny saved is a penny earned!

1 comment

  1. Those are rather comprehensive set of goals you have laid out for yourself. That list should be a great help for you in the long run. I hope you continue to practice those throughout the new year. Anyway, don't forget to get a good massage or treatment every once in a while to accompany with your strenuous activities. Thanks for sharing that! All the best to you!

    Joan Stevens @ Stringer Chiropractic