Monday, December 29, 2014

A New Year Means New Goals



It’s that time of year again.  We take a look back on the previous year and set goals for the year to come.  We might want to tackle a new race distance, break a specific PR time, or lose weight.  In the next year I plan on tackling all three of these.  I am putting my goals in writing so you all can keep me accountable.

I ran 3 half marathons and a marathon relay in 2014.  My best half marathon time was 1:55:00. My goal for 2015 is to cut my half marathon time to 1:47:00 which would be an 8:10 average.   This is an attainable goal as long as I can remain injury free.  I plan on tackling 5 half marathons in 2015.

In addition to the 5 half marathons, I will run in my first full marathon on December 6, 2015 (the California International Marathon.  I am really excited to tackle this distance and have a group of coworkers who will keep me on track.  My main goal is to complete the race.  I would be completely happy with that accomplishment alone.  My ambitious goal is to finish in 4:00:00, which is a 9:10 pace.

Thanks to having no will power and my love for holiday sweets, I will also be trying to get back down to a good race weight.  I plan on losing about 10 pounds in the next 2 months.  I plan on trying to clean eat and continue to exercise 6 days a week. 
If you are looking for motivation, you can always join a diet bet.  “What is that?” you ask.  A diet bet is where you pay a certain amount of money.  You have to lose 4% of your weight in one month and you will at least win your money back.  If other people do not get to their goal weight, the winners split that money.  If you would like to join my wife’s diet bet that starts January 1st, follow this link Nichole’s Diet Bet.  It costs $25 and there is no better motivator than money (at least for me).  

I am going to break some PR’s and lose some weight for 2015, who’s with me?  What are some of your goals for 2015?

2 comments:

  1. Great goals! I might have a swim goal and a running goal. I ran my first 5k Thanksgiving day and was slow, mainly due to a 5-miler the day before (didn't know about the 5k until after my long run). I might try a few more 5ks and work up to a 10k by year-end. Mostly, I'd love to run a 5k without needing rests and injury-free!

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  2. Thank you for your comment Zontziry. I know you will be able to run a 5K without resting. I just wrote a post about setting goals that you might find helpful in reaching your goals for 2015. If you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to ask. Good luck and have a happy and safe New Year's Eve.

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