2015 Goals

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Happy New Year!

Is it really 2015? It must be because I’ve been writing 2015 for the past 3 months. I guess I’m ready for it!

Does anyone else get really excited when January 1st rolls around and you’ve got a blank calendar/planner to fill in with all the important dates of the year?

By the end of the year, the calendar looks messy and tired. I like the freshness of a clean slate. A place to plan. A place to set goals to hit throughout the whole year.

Last year I shared my 14 goals in 2014. That was a little too much. I followed through with some, but most of them I completely forgot all about.

I’ve got big goals to go after this year.

2015 Goals

NO INJURIES! Every year I say this and every year (at least for the past 3) I’ve been sidelined with an injury. This year I mean it and I my body better be listening this time. For me to make my goals, I need to be injury free. In the past, I’ve kept up with my physical therapy exercises and then some. I thought I was doing everything right and yet I still get injured. In 2015, I’m taking it to another level.

Strength/Cross Training 2-3x/week. When I get deep into training, all I want to do is run. Or rather it seems like that’s all the energy I have to do. This year, I’m getting a sports conditioning trainer. I know what my imbalances are. I know what I need to do to strengthen my weaknesses. But it makes a HUGE difference when there is someone watching my form continuously, challenging and pushing me. More details to follow on this soon.

Run 1500 miles. For the past two years, I’ve had this goal and have come so close. But again, taking time off for injuries prevented it.

Marathon. I’m running Boston in April with Team Stonyfield. I’m training for it as a goal race. My number one goal is to PR. Hopefully a rather large PR since both of my marathons have not been at all what I trained for (thanks injuries). I’d really be happy with a sub 4 at least.

Half Marathon. In 2014, I set the goal of a 1:45 half marathon PR. It turned out that every 1/2 marathon I did was either for fun after an injury, fighting an injury or DNS because of an injury. I only have one 1/2 on my schedule so far, Zooma Cape Cod (join me and get 10% off with code ANGELA15) , in September. However, I’m still looking for a goal race TBD.

10 Mile/10k/5k. I’ve only run two other 10 mile races (HERE AND HERE) and I loved each one. It’s been a couple of years since the last so I’m quite confident I can PR at the Mid Winter Classic on February 1st. Current PR is 1:23. I think I can at least pull out a 1:21 if I’m having a good day. I’m planning on doing the Dover Road Race Series again this year. That means a ton of 5ks and a 10k with lots of opportunity to embrace the suck. I’d love to sub 22 in a 5k and sub 47 in 10k.

Trail Running. As I say every year, I need to get on the trails more. It’s just too much fun. I’m hoping to spend a little more time in the dirt and do at least a couple of trail races.

Yoga. Have you seen my yoga? I’ve seemed to misplaced it. My flexibility has gone down hill in the past 6 months. I haven’t taken the time for yoga and it’s shown. My goal is to get it in at least 1x/week. Hopefully more.

I want to try new races. I want to run new distances. I want to run new routes. I want to meet new running friends. Most importantly, I want to have fun. I love running and I never want it to become something I “have” to do. I choose to do it.

I do have a few professional goals as well. I’m still trying to figure out which path I’m going to take next in my career. I’m hoping to expand my running coach clientele (I’m for hire!), take on more freelance writing opportunities and begin studies toward becoming a health coach. I’m in desperate need of a change. This is definitely something I’m going to be focusing more on in 2015.

What are your goals for 2015?

  1. I too love the look of a new calendar but at the end of the year when it has that worn abused look I smile 🙂 that means that I must have accomplished something! I started yoga a few months back and even going one time per week has made such a difference! I plan to continue the practice I think I finally found my hip crease! LOL! I want to run 15 races with 5 of them being new ones! First up my ZOOMA Florida half!
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  2. Great goals! Getting a trainer seems like a great way to ensure you do the strength/conditioning work you need to stay injury free.
    My main fitness goal is to do 15 races (combination of running and triathlon) in 2015. Got the first one done yesterday!
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  3. I can’t wait to see you crush boston! You will stay injury free I know it! and I’m with you on the strength training and cross training. during the off season, it’s much easier to do! Gonna get better this year!
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  4. Great Goals! I think the cross training and continuing your PT exercises will really help you stay injury free! 2014 was a great year for me trying out new distances and PRing all over the board. 2015 isn’t a major goal year for me as I’m expecting baby #2 in April, but I hope to add more cross training too as I’m sure it will be a while before I’m able to run 6x/week again!

  5. Awesome goals-no injuries is always a good one. I’m ALWAYS saying I need to do more yoga. Maybe I actually will make it happen!

  6. I’ve definitely got yoga and strength training on my goal list for 2015 as well. I’m focusing on speed this year, and I think those are going to be key for me.

    Cheers to running injury free. Best of luck with all your goals. 🙂
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  7. I’m lucky that I have been injury free, and yes I plan to keep it that way.
    I want to get my trail half marathon time down to 2h30 or less, and get a 1h45 or less half (road).
    I look forward to reading your journey, good luck and have fun.
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