April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Erika from MCM Mama Runs, and Patty from No-Guilt Life. This week's topic is 2015 Resolutions: midyear updates!
I wrote a post wrapping up my 2014 resolutions back in January and feel I did pretty well. Now to go review my 2015 Resolutions in Detail!
1. Become more gluten free B-
I have definitely learned more but have also slipped into non-gluten habits because it is "easier" sometimes. I definitely pay for it in terms of feeling like crap and being bloated for 3-4 days. I need to recommit myself to the lifestyle for sure because it works better for me
2. Limit social drinking to 1-2 times/month B+
As I stated originally, this has not been a problem but just to limit myself and I have mostly stuck to it. I will have a glass of wine at home every now and then but going out for drinks has been about 1-2 times/month. I have been going out after class with my classmates mainly because it is summer but once school starts again in the Fall, we will definitely cut back
3. Examine food scripts D
Never got to this. I still think about it from time to time but not enough to really blog about it.
4. Get my blog out there B-
I have added to more linkups since I love writing the posts and reading other peoples but I have not applied for any additional ambassadorships besides Fit2Run which I have loved. Definitely something to work on for the second half of the year (SweatPink is definitely on the docket)
5. Consistently Cross- train 3x a week, core and stretch every day B
I am definitely much better at this but don't do core and stretch every day-more like 5 times a week which seems to be a good balance for me. As I get back into running higher mileage, those will be a must!
1. finish all of my races healthy/work on Chi Running techniques B
Definitely had a few injuries flare up and realized it was the lack of core workouts-. Once I added those back in, it has been much better! I have re-read the Chi running techniques but want to read them again as I have been experiencing shin pain lately.
2. increase my interval to a strong 3 minutes running/30 sec walking B+
After talking to Jeff Galloway at Princess, he said that I should knock it down to either 1:30 or 2 min and 30 sec walking. The 1:30 was a bit too stop and go for me but I have definitely found my sweet spot with 2 min: 30 sec and will be sticking with it for a long time.
3. time goals: sub 5:00 marathon, sub 2:10 half, sub :58 10k, sub 28 min 5k, run a 5k straight C
Sub 5:00 marathon-still hurt about the crash and burn at the LAM because of the weather
Sub 2:10 half-I got a new PR at the Sunset Strip half and definitely think I could have gone sub 2:10 if it had been flat (my running segments were 2:10:50)
sub :58 10k-not yet but this is definitely my goal for the Christmas Run in 2015 as I got so close in 2014.
sub 28 5k- so close at the Angels 5k
run a 5k straight-DID IT at Santa Anita 5k but I am faster with intervals so I will stick with that!
4. run more local races A+
So far this year I have run Old Agoura 10k-Great Race (course PR-1:02:22), 2015 Santa Anita Derby 5k (old PR-:29:43), 2015 Angels Foundation 5k (new PR- :28:05) and 2015 Sunset Strip Half Marathon (new PR- 2:13:14). I am running a 5k on Saturday(it was TEN DOLLARS! that is unheard of in LA) and also the pasadena 80s run in 2 weeks. I love local races!
5. travel for a race that is not Disney related A+
All in for the NYC Marathon and then continuing the crazy for the Wine and Dine half marathon!
6. 15 races in 2015 A+
I have already run 16 races this year (not counting virtual races!) I will definitely get close to 30.
What were some of your 2015 goals and how have you done on them so far?