Let the resolutions begin. We still have some time before 2015 begins but I have already been working on my Run Happy Resolutions and Goals for this next year of training!
Here we go:
1. Get over my fear of the 5k/10k and race them more. The reasoning behind this resolution= what better way to get in a killer speed workout than a race that has course support and other runners all around you to help to push you. Going all out for a 5k/10k is sure painful but it works wonders for your training and can make you a lot faster.
Plus, I love races and they make me happy.
2. Two marathons in the year 2015—> Goals (at this point) for Boston = around a 3:05 and sub 3 at the St. George Marathon (if I get into the race with the lottery, if not I will find a different fall marathon).
3. Core work 4 times a week. The thing about core work is that it really does not take that long to do but I always notice huge improvements in my running when I do get it done. Could be done at a pump class, youtube workouts like 8 minute abs or my Runner’s Core DVDs.
4. Trail run as much as possible. Trail runs are my ultimate Run Happy experiences.
5. If I feel like an injury is coming on or something is just not right… I WILL take a few days off from running (and even cross-training if I need to) until I am feeling back to normal again. THERE IS NO POINT TO RUN THROUGH A POTENTIAL INJURY AND GET INJURED EVEN WORSE!
6. Work with Girls On The Run!! I cannot wait to help and share my love of running with these girls!
7. Run with my running friends and main squeeze as much as possible. Running with people always equals a happy run for me and it also usually helps me to push myself out of my comfort zone!
8. Invest time and $ to keep me running healthy—> foam rolling, stretching, yoga, strength training, sports therapy massage if I need one, scraping, chiropractor etc.
9. Go into my races this next year the same way that I did for my last marathon = calm, positive, excited and mentally tough!
10. Stay on top of my running form to keep me running happy and healthy:)
Brooke and I both LOVED today’s tradition. It was ridiculously easy and she wanted to do it over and over again.
1. Buy some candy canes and a bag.
2. Hide candy canes all over the house and send her on a Candy Cane Hunt.
Feel free to check out my latest Women’s Running Article!!!!
What are some of your running resolutions and goals for next year? In what areas are you wanting to improve?
Are you good about taking some time off if you are feeling an injury coming on or do you run through it?
How often have you been doing core work lately?
What has been the best part of your day so far?