Friday, January 2, 2015

Goodbye 2014 .... Bring on 2015

My goals for 2014:
1.  Run 1200 miles
2.  Do 2 unassisted pull-ups
3. Compete in a new event (anything I haven't done before - distance or type) 

I'm ready to say goodbye to 2014.  It wasn't a great year for me with running.  Actually it was probably my worst year ever.  Here is how my goals ended up.

1.  I ran 525.64 miles - not even half of my original goal.  I had so many months of 0 miles and am still only running 2-3 days a week. 

2.  I got my pull-ups this year and even did a workout where I did like 60 pull-ups total.  AND I got a strict pull-up down too.  This was all back in the spring before my surgery and now I am back to being able to barely do 1.  Oh well. 

(Valentine's day right when I first got my pull-ups - 
not pretty but I got my chin over the bar...barely)

3.  I competed in the Crossfit Open this year.  It was a whole new ball game for me.  It was a 5 week long competition with 1 workout each week.  There were some serious high's and low's for me during this.  But I'm glad I did it.

Now onto 2015.  I have no idea what goals to set for this year.  I am still struggling to get back into a routine with working out and don't want to push my body too hard until I am fully recovered.  But it would be weird to not set any goals so here are my 3 fitness goals:

1.  Do a body weight back squat by June
2.  Run 750 miles

It is time I get a routine back too.  My plan is to do crossfit 5 days a week.  Do 2 short-tempo runs and 1 long run a week and 1 rowing workout a week.  This should keep me from running too many miles but help me get back in shape. I want to be in half-marathon shape at all times.