I have decided to review my 2014 resolutions and start to mull over my 2015 ones. I haven't finalized them so I want to spend a bit more time on them over the next few days! Let's hop to it!
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS 2014-FINAL update
1. Examine food and drink scripts-still on the to do list- D
This one I'm still working on. We all have food ideas in our head (burgers and fries, pizza and beer, pizza and wings, etc). I'm currently coming up with a list of these and want to spend time examining how I relate to them and what I can do to fix/change/improve them. I will roll this over to this year for sure!
2. Switch to a (mostly) gluten free diet- B
I plan on writing a real post about this but me and gluten are not friends. Ever since I have gotten my appendix out, it has been better but l still can't have much gluten at once. However some things-croissants, cheddar cheese soup-will give me a stomach ache but I suffer through. I am usually pretty good but it can be tough. This will also roll over
3. Continue to work out 6 days a week- B+
I usually do 3 days of running, 2 days with weights, 1 exclusive day of yoga and 5-15 min of stretching everyday. I have been with this mostly and have seen a difference for sure. I want to modify this for next year.
4. Blog 5 times a week- A-
Most weeks I have done this and I do enjoy it. I have joined 3 linkups and that helps to give structure along with my weekly healthy recaps. I would like to get back into grocery recaps as I think they are a great resource.
5. Start our Disney blog/ be more involved in social media-B+
I am definitely more involved in social media and have merged my disney related post to this blog as I see fit. I will expand on this goal in 2015.
RUNNING RESOLUTIONS-yes it needs to be separate!
1. Carb load naturally-B
Switching away from gluten means I need to carb load more natural form of carbs-sweet potato, rice, potatoes, fruit, sugar, etc.
I have been doing this for my training runs and it feels great! I can even have some gluten free pasta too.
I even started tracking my carb intake before runs and have had great success with it. It is amazing what your body can do with a fully loaded carb cycle right before
2. Finish my first marathon- A+
Even though it was not the result I wanted, I am a marathoner. I cannot wait to run Dopey as well as redeem my full performance at the 2015 LA Marathon.
I figure they have to get easier just as halves have gotten easier. I guess only time will tell!
3. Switch to a 5:1 interval for dumbo (modified to a 2:30/30)-A-
Ever since I switched to a 30 sec walking interval, my times have improved so much! Working my way up to a 2:30 was great in the spring and I have tried to go beyond to 2:45 and have seen okay results in shorter distances. This goal will be modified for 2015.
4. Run a sub 2:30 half (assuming it'll be at LA rock n roll) and a sub 1:10 10k- A++++
I love Disney races and will NEVER PR at one because I take too many pictures (which is not a bad thing, I pay good money to take these pictures and dress up). However I love the LA Rock n Roll as it is very flat and on a route I am very familiar with and have walked many times on my own and feel good on the course.Even though it was much warmer than usual on race day, I ROCKED this goal by going 2:13:43!
I have run a sub 1:10 10 K-FOUR TIMES 1:07:09, 1:02:49, 59:21 and 58:05. Insanity at it's finest
5. Roll and stretch every day- B-
When I was injured late last year, not stretching was my downfall. I have now switched to a method of rolling and stretching in the morning after my workout and also before I go to bed. I need to get more consistent with it but with my 5 rollers I have now, I have no excuse!
6. Completely adapt chi running techniques-B
I promise there is a post coming on this and I have adapted many of them. I want to continue to learn and adapt chi techniques.
I have learned to stop using my calves as much while running but my shins still hurt from time to time. (I have adapted the technique of willing pain away-works wonders).
I have been re-reading all of the books and I love to get back into these techniques.
Overall, I think I did pretty well with resolutions but I want to keep improving over the next year.
2015 Resolutions: I will split them into 2: Running and Health Related. Except a post with an expansion and more coming next week !
1. Become more gluten free
2. Limit social drinking to 1-2 times/month
3. Examine food scripts
4. get my blog out there-apply for some ambassadorships
5. Consistently Cross-train 3x a week and stretch every day
1. finish all of my races healthy/work on Chi Running techniques
2. increase my interval to a strong 3 minutes running/30 sec walking
3. time goals: sub 5:00 marathon, sub 2:10 half, sub :58 10k, sub 28 min 5k
4. run more local races
5. travel for a race that is not Disney related
What are your 2015 resolutions??