I went from working out 5 days in a week two weeks ago to working out twice this week. The cold weather hit and I went in to hibernation mode hard! So aside from hitting up the gym yesterday and running this morning, I don’t have much to talk about this week. That’s why I decided to recap my 2017 today.
My Goals for 2017
Last year at this time, I was new to Instagram and looking to set up my blog. My 2017 goals were:
Become a RRCA Certified Running Coach
Run a sub-2 half and a 50 minute 10k
Run in three new states
Strength Train on a regular basis
Launch my blog
I was able to check a few things off! I successfully became a coach, launched my blog, started a run coaching business, ran a sub 2 hour half and crossed one more State off the list. My strength training came in waves and as it turns out, I only raced one 10k this year. I didn’t attempt to run a 50 minute race. Not too shabby.
I have to say that blogging is the best thing that every could have happened to me this year. It has brought so many amazing people and new friends in to my life that I never would have come in contact with otherwise. It gives me a creative outlet and has also given me some pretty cool opportunities. I know that it’s only going to get better from here!
I completed 30 races this year in four different States: PA, WV, OH, KY. Kentucky was the State that we haven’t been to before this year for a race. Of the 30 races, I completed my first 50k, 5 half marathons, two 10ks, 17 5ks, and a few other random distance races. The 50k race wasn’t even on my radar at this time last year! If you would like to read more about that journey, you can catch up here. My only real PR this year was my half marathon time. I don’t count the 5 miler, 1 miler and 50k times since it is the first time I raced those distances.
2017 in 10 pictures:
I haven’t really sat down to get this all figured out yet but I can share a few insights with you. I would like to run at least 8 half marathons to bring my total up to 30. This should not be difficult since I already have 7 half marathons on my list. I’ll cross at least one more State off the racing map. Finally, I would like to get new 5k, 10k, and half marathon PR’s. I don’t think I’ll do another marathon this year. I’ve enjoyed my lower mileage year in 2017!
And with that, I’m going to be signing off for 2017. This will be my last blog post so that I can enjoy some time with my family and refill my cup over the next few weeks. In the mean time, you can keep up with me on Instagram.
Posts from this past week:
Sharing the Love