Running was not a highlight for my 2015. I ran 10 races for the year, not too bad right? Welllllll kind of. Out of those 10, I shouldn’t have ran most of them. I started having problems with my right foot in March and can still feel a twinge in it now. Not all the time but to an extent, it is there. I am working on building strength in that area now. I haven’t ran AT ALL since Thanksgiving morning and have only just started working out again.
|Clear Lake 10k in June
That being said, 2016 is going to ROCK! I completely botch most of my goals for 2015. I got distracted. Very distracted. I was injured, not running full time and getting a divorce for most of the year. Not a great combination. Stress was at an all time high. My kids and I moved to another town and we were working on getting settled and acclimated to a different environment. We had to get to know new coaches and teams as well, so life was…well…to say the least, a little rough. Goals weren’t at the forefront anymore, not my original ones anyway, I just wanted to make the transition as seamless as possible for my kids. That goal became my number 1 priority. Everything else was sidelined.
Now…new year, new goals. Of course everyone has this list of resolutions they put together every year. Health and fitness are always at the top! Lose weight, go to the gym, eat better…blah blah blah. For me, health and fitness is always a priority.
This year I just need to be able to do it without injury. I think I rushed my body last year. Didn’t prioritize strength training and that led to injury. I had this go big or go home feeling about everything. Like I had something to prove. Not this year! I want to do things right! Take it slow, let my body adjust accordingly and then move to the next level.
I have already accomplished so much in my almost full two years back into running. I have run in 27 races and 5 of those were Half Marathons! I have run trail races, relays and fun runs. I have traveled, made new friends and had a ton of fun! Now I need to focus and continue making my life better by having running be an integral part of my daily life.
How would you rate your 2015? Even with the bad mine was still a 7
What is your #1 goal for 2016? Pay off debt
Biggest running accomplishment?
Being able to help women in my community find health and fitness alongside my amazing CWK’s