Happy New Year Everyone. I hope you had a safe and happy ring in to the new year. 2015 is now a thing of the past. With the start of 2016, comes a new year for running. I challenge you to consider running for the new year. Below are going to be my new running goals for 2016.
1. Return to Walt Disney World for a RunDisney race
This race will come in the fashion of the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side in mid April. How could I pass this up?
2. Complete five half marathons toward my 50 By 50 Challenge
Louisiana (February 28, 2016) – New Orleans Rock n Roll Half Marathon
Minneapolis (May 15, 2016) – Hastings Apple Blossom Half Marathon
New Mexico (September 18, 2016) – Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon
Oregon (October 9, 2016) – Portland Half Marathon
Michigan (October 23, 2016) – Grand Rapids Half Marathon
3. Run for 1000 miles
I am setting a goal for 1000 miles. In 2015, I started with a goal of 900 miles, and then at mid-year increased it to 1,100 miles. I ended up splitting the gap with 1,000 miles. I will try and maintain that this year.
4. Stretch and foam roll regularly
I did well at the stretching in 2015, so I want to continue, and do better. This is something many runners neglect, but it is important to help prevent injury. Take the time every day to care for your body. Five to 10 minutes every evening could do wonders for you physically and mentally.
5. Run with someone slower than you to help them achieve their running goals
Helping other runners is one of the greatest joys of running.
6. Reduce my weight to 190
In 2015 I put on some weight. It didn’t effect my running much; however, I could tell it in my hips, knees, and ankles.
Have a safe and healthy 2016. I look forward to hearing your running goals in the comments and/or your blogs!