Wow, I feel like I just wrote these goals! Time flies when you are having fun, and that is exactly what this year has been! It’s time to do a 2015 goals mid-year check in, let’s see where I have made progress and where I still need more work…
Goal 1: Getting to a comfortable weight (for activity/running).
-I would like to put a number here but I really don’t know what that is. I am thinking it is somewhere around 140-150 pounds. However, I really don’t care for the scale, it is more about how I feel, both when I am being active and in my clothes. So this one is not a great SMART Goal because it is not very measurable but for me it is a great goal.
Goal 1 Mid-Year Update: Since January 1st I have lost 18 pounds which puts me at 156 pounds. I am feeling much better and it has improved my ability to be active. I don’t get winded as quickly and I have so much more endurance then I did before. I am down to my lowest weight as an adult and I am getting close to where I would like to stay. I am comfortable with where I am and if I don’t lose another pound I would be okay with it. However, losing a few more pounds may help me improve my running even more. But for now my focus is training for my first triathlon and the TC10, if I lose weight during that great! If not, then I will focus on it after the races are over.
Goal 2: PR’s (Personal Records) in my races.
-I would like to see myself get the following PR’s and to get them it mean I will really need to focus on cross training and being consistent with my running:
5K – 0:32:00
10K – 1:06:30
15K – 1:47:30
Half – 2:33:55
Goal 2 Mid-Year Update: I haven’t hit the PR’s listed above but I did PR my half marathon time this year (2:46:41 – I cut 1 minute and 45 seconds off). I am extremely happy with the PR, but do hope to get to closer to my goal above. I have started heart rate training and I believe this should help me to achieve the PR’s I am shooting for. My new coach found that my heart rate was running too high and because I was maxing out I had no more room to get faster so I hoping this will be the solution! We will see when I check in again at the end of the year.
Goal 3: This is a stretch goal! Complete a duathlon and/or triathlon.
-I am pretty sure I want this goal more than any of my other goals! However, I want to be realistic so that is why I am making this one a stretch goal. I need to purchase a new bike for this and that could more money then I want to spend on something I am not sure I will love. Therefore, I need to do more research on Du’s and Tri’s but I think I will find a way to make this work!
Goal 3 Mid-Year Update: I am so excited to say that I have completed my first duathlon and am registered for my first triathlon! This was a great stretch goal because it re-introduced me to biking. I didn’t realize how much I loved biking! Training for the triathlon has been so much fun, I can’t wait until I get to compete!
This year has gone so quickly and I am pretty proud of myself for making great progress on my goals. I am hoping by the years end I can achieve all of my goals! I am going to have to challenge myself a little more next year!