January 2019 Monthly Running Challenge
@Orphia Love the achievements and the photo! I will have to revisit December 2017! Crazy that you can just pop back and see what the heck your outlook and game plan was a year ago. It feels like a visit from Christmas past. OoooooOOOoooooOoo (spooky O’s).
ETA I was seriously tempted to do hand stands, but I’m not suppose to stretch my sciatic nerve like that. No straight leg bending at the hip. But I wanna!6
What are your goals for this next year?
Where do you want to be a year from now?
How do you see your training evolving?
My goals this next year... i think I'm going to quit eating food that's not food. I'm going to stick to things that are real food, look like real food and I can identify what's actually in it.
Training wise, this is my year to kick *kitten*. I'm going to take advantage of getting stronger and more confident and more dedicated to training and self-improvement. I want to swim, bike and run more.
Lofty goals, eh? Let's do this.
ETA I also need to use lotion on a regular basis (and format original post). And add I'm also going to to do 30 minutes a day, everyday of deliberate exercise. Except surgery day, I have to be there at 5am. And I'm starting now. Now's the change.
Grrr.. replied and kicked me out mid sentence.....
I ate less pie in 2018 than in 2017. I think I made some improvements in the quality of my food choices. Not perfect. I owe thanks to the year long support in the eats thread and @7lenny7 for his meals and getting the IP. And of course everyone else there. Thanks so much for being there with me.
I’m definitely a better runner. Not distance or speed yet but I feel my form has much improved. That may just be the result of surgery and not a reflection of my dedication post surgery, rehab and more rehab. I failed on swimming after March, once I had to go back to work. I did fairly well cycling until it got cold. Did the DU.
I don’t have gater skin. I use lotion.
Thanks for that reflection @Orphia . I didn’t stink it up as bad as I had thought.7
Orphia Posts: 7,097 Member@Orphia Love the achievements and the photo! I will have to revisit December 2017! Crazy that you can just pop back and see what the heck your outlook and game plan was a year ago. It feels like a visit from Christmas past. OoooooOOOoooooOoo (spooky O’s).
ETA I was seriously tempted to do hand stands, but I’m not suppose to stretch my sciatic nerve like that. No straight leg bending at the hip. But I wanna!
@Elise4270 Ah, yes, I do get some sciatica.
I've remembered my goals all year. Dig this, it's your thing:
Aside from filling in my training plan/log spreadsheet daily, I also keep a Word Document with my MFP Monthly Running Challenge monthly run tallies in it. It goes back to when I first joined these threads in December 2015.
Every run I do, I put it on the list.
At the top of the document are my yearly goals. I purposely leave them at the top so I don't forget them.
Every new month I add at the top just under the goals.
Methodology, I haz it.5
shanaber Posts: 6,199 Member@PastorVincent - great description of the difference between resolutions and goals. I have never been one much for resolutions but I do set goals.
Thanks @orphia for the reminder about last year. So these were from last year...
"I started thinking about 2018 goals on my way home from San Diego after the HM last Saturday. They evolved a bit more this week after a not great check in with my nutritionist. All that travel the last few months was not inconsequential to my overall health or my running. So my goals are much more focused on health which leads right into the running goals too...
What are your goals for this next year? Get back to eating more regularly (not skipping meals and eating/cooking healthier foods. Reduce my BF% as close as possible to 25% and increase my muscle mass. I think this will help my overall strength as well as make me a stronger runner and reduce susceptibility to injuries. Nope
Where do you want to be a year from now? 1) I will be retired by this time next year so I will have lots more time to run, train and plan. Yes 2) I want to have my BF% down, be feeling strong and run a HM PR! Nope
How do you see your training evolving? Definitely more interval training and easing back into runs of 5-6 miles for my normal day to day tempo and easy runs. This will hopefully get me back to regularly running 100+ mile months. Retiring should give me the time to do this without meetings and travel getting in the way. In the mean time, until retirement I am setting out plans for running and training when I am traveling.Yes"
This last one was a yes until I was injured... So I still need to get my BF% down and my weight with it... Going back to basics. Most importantly I need to get beyond the stress fracture and back to running regularly and back to my normal mileage.
My goal for 2019 is to get healthy, recover from the stress fracture so I can run again, avoid additional injury and everything else should fall into place if I eat healthy and keep moving!
On the right/left brain question I scored a 46 but am definitely more left brained for sure.
I don't think I set a mileage goal for the month yet - I am going with 50 for now and will hope for more.7
Happy new year everyone. First run logged - easy & slow 4km. 4/50 km for the month. Yippee 👍🏃🏼♀️😀8
My goal is to walk 5 miles everyday. I can usually get around 3-4 a day.6
PastorVincent wrote: »FOR MONTHLY QUESTION: I do not make resolutions, but I do sometimes make goals. My running goal for 2019 is beat my 50k time at Glacier by 1 hour. with a stretch goal of not dying.
I will do both.
My 2019 Resolutions are to eat healthier, give up wine (really alcohol as I only drink wine), get myself back in the shape I was in 2014/2015. To be more positive. And to be more frugal and stop wasting so much $. And finish my dissertation.
My goals for January are to run a minimum of 10 miles a week, follow the training plan I was given in 2014 for IMAZ, do the dry January thing with my niece, drink one less coffee from DD a day (both fits frugal and healthy) and stop eating out by myself all the time (also frugal and healthy). Finalize and have my proposal approved by my committee. I *may* try to start cooking food that I can bring to work, etc. but that is a stretch goal.6
Back from vacation, and I see that I’m already waaaay behind on posts for January. Luckily, I read all of your posts since I have jet lag and have been up since 4am!
My mileage goal for January is 40 miles. I will start training for a half in April.
My yearly goals are to have a half marathon PR and to log my food more consistently. When I don’t, bad habits (and lots of peanut butter m&ms) creep back in.
What motivates me to race?
Signing up for a race helps me more consistently stick to a plan. Also, no one wants to suck at a race, so it pushes me to work harder when I could be lazy.6
Happy 2019, everyone! Like a lot here, I don't really do resolutions, but I do set goals and plans for myself. Last year, I went from taking a month to successfully complete a C25k week 1, day 1 workout to semi-consistently running three days a week, competing in a few 5ks, and losing 55 pounds! This year, my goals are:
- Run 4 days per week (using a plan I created based on Hal Higdon's programs
- Compete in 1 race per month, hopefully including a couple of 10ks and a 10-miler
- Cut two minutes off my per mile pace
- Lose the last 15 pounds I need to drop to get into the top of the healthy BMI range for my height
For January, I'm setting my mileage goal to 45.0 miles. With this new plan, I've added a speed work day, and I'm not sure exactly how many miles I'll cover on some of those days. But I did 38 miles in December running only three days per week, so I think this is a do-able goal. Today is just a yoga and strength training day, but tomorrow is my first speed work day, so wish me luck!
Had my whole post typed out and turned the phone or something whatever!
1/1 run 21.1 km
Today's run was hard from beginning to end, even though I had zero alcohol last night and was asleep probably 10 minutes after midnight (fireworks were still going, but the ambulances hadn't started up yet). It was also cold, windy, rainy & grey, the city looked mostly abandoned, and I hope everyone is waking up soon to pick up last night's trash. The few people who were out though, were actually friendly. I'm not used to people talking to me when I'm running by, and "Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku" (Happy New Year) takes so long to say... I think I just came across as awkward. It's ok, everyone will be back to normal tomorrow.
Oh yes, goals for 2019: CONSISTENCY & SPEED IMPROVEMENT
To achieve this, I plan:
- Average 100 run miles /month
- At least 1 HM or longer run /month
- 1 speed workout /week
- At least 1 strength workout /week
- At least 1 cross training workout /week
ETA I'm going on record, saying that at this point, I'm scrapping the 50k idea as a "not yet" goal, in light of wanting to improve at my current distances, and an ultra in my case will likely compromise BOTH of my main goals.14
January Total: 0k
January Goal: 100k
Next year when you pop in here claiming your December 2019 mileage, what accomplishments will you have made?
Run at least 4 5k races.
Get under 30:00 and a PR for 5k.
Average at least 135k per month, which would put me over 1,000 miles for the year.
Scheduled rest day today. Happy New Year to all!!!
Ran 6 miles this morning. Now time to host new year's brunch. Egg bake!!12
If it ever stops raining I will run 6 miles today. If it starts to get late I will just run something and get wet/cold. Still plenty of day to work with so I'm optimistic.10
Double ParkRun today so 6.3 miles so far.
33.7 to go 🙂15
Well I'm in again! Still working on finalizing my plans and goals for the upcoming year, and will get them all out here to be accountable. For now, I'll just start with this morning's run.
Was supposed to be a 4 mile run, but my dog had some, er, GI issues, then I had some, er, GI issues, and I got a late start, so I decided, for the ability to get it all done & get to work on time, to cut it a little short & do a 3 miler. Was it the best run I've had? Not at all, but I got a run in, and after the past week or so of migraine (3 days after the 15K), sickness (4 days of being knocked out with the respiratory shizmet that is going around, still have some residual stuff hanging around in the lungs!) and holidays, etc....it was good to lace up again and get the year started out.
1/1 - 3.02 miles - 3.02 miles run11
Hello Everyone. I used to run 5K and 10Ks but lost it all with excuses of kids, work, life, etc.. I want to get back into walking/jogging/running again. My goals for 2019 are as follow:
Run a 5K before April
Run the peachtree road race on July 4th (10K)
Complete 30 miles
Good Luck everyone on your goals.
Looking back at 2018 and @KeepRunningFatboypolskagirl01 wrote: »I've played around with some visualization apps, and haven't really come up with anything I'm crazy about. Worldwide maps make us look like tiny dots, Flyby with all the runs put together could be zoomed in, but you had to automatically follow the track (not easy when it jumped between continents). I also only have maps for some of the runs, meaning that a number of people are left out however I visualize it. So I'll just present this...
as a reminder of that thing we did to remember one of ours8
2019 goals: (of course, barring any injury, illness or life wrenches!)
1. Run 250 miles total.
2. Do yoga at least 1 time per week.
3. Maintain a somewhat consistent running pattern. Not allow myself to slip back into "bad habits".
4. Get better and cleaner with my nutrition, including less alcohol. (keeping it more for special occasions, rather than the "just 'cause" )
5. Not to pressure myself! I've found the joy of running again, I don't want to spoil it by getting all "OMG, I HAVE to run for this goal I'm setting!" or "I HAVE to train for this race!"
Saying that, I do have a few races planned that I want to accomplish:
1. Feb 24 - Tampa Fl - Gasparilla HM - May possibly be the last Gasparilla I run, might as well finish it off right!
2. Mar 22 - St Pete, Fl - Hero's Twilight 5/10K - it's for law enforcement appreciation, may be doing it with a LEO friend of mine
3. Apr 12 - Bradenton, Fl - Manatee County Sheriffs Office Torch Run 5K **** This will be my last planned race in Florida, and with the agency I am retiring from at the beginning of April AND a few days before I move out of state. Will be emotional, I'm sure!
4. Nov 3 - Chicago, Il - Hot Chocolate 15K - Going for a repeat!
5. There are a few other ones I have on my calendar throughout the year as well (Bristol 5K, Packers 5K, Brewers 5K....) but they are as they come basis.
And my January goal? I counted up the miles on the calendar for the HM training plan, and if I run every mile that is planned out, I should be doing 67 miles! However, I'm realistic, and I know there will be mornings like this one, so I will give myself this: To stick with the plan as closely as I realistically can and 57 miles.12
Ok first run of 2019 off to a rocky start. Planned for 3 miles. Was running a loop that is 1.6 so had planned to do it twice. Apparently one of my neighbors has a new puppy and it followed me the whole way jumping on my legs. The owners came out and called it back but it ignored them and they went in and it kept following. So when I made it back to my house I drove it back home so it couldn't follow. Hopefully they will keep him in the yard going forward because some very aggressive (towards other dogs not me) dogs live just a little farther down the road.So 1.6 miles for the new year.
Goals for January-50 miles
-Run 700 miles total
-Run my first 10k race
-Run my first half marathon
-Have at least one long run of 15 miles
-Pay off more debt(so I can quit my job or find one I actually don't hate)
-Knit a pair of socks
_Grow sweet potatoes
That's all I have for now, I'm sure I will think of more.
January 1 and I am 10 pages behind!
I feel like I have been in a coma for a week and just woke up! Well welcome to all the new members of the group. Looks like a lot of good new year's resolutions. Hope y'all are still around in February.
Well since I will be tapering for 2 weeks before my marathon on the 20th, I will only get about 80 miles this month. But the real goal is to survive my first full marathon and not get injured (before, during, or after)!
And since this is January 1, @Elise4270 shouldn't you be on your way to Hawaii?11
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