Process goals and the theme for 2016 is…

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First post of 2016! Here’s a quick run-down of what’s been going on and where I’m headed this year. The theme for 2016 is DON’T BE STUPID.

Training started last week! I worked my mileage up from 30 to 40 in December and last week hit 43.5 (yes, I’m counting that .5). Mostly easy miles and some mini workouts. I unfortunately hit a minor bump in the road this week in the form of an awful back spasm Monday afternoon. A visit to my chiropractor got me straightened out, but I missed a day of training and am just doing some easy running for the rest of this week until I feel 100% (<— this goes along with the theme mentioned above).

Which brings me to my goals for 2016. I’ve never been successful with resolutions and I’m not sure why, but what I do know is that I can set some achievable, measurable running and fitness goals for this year. I have other goals for my personal life, but we’ll just stick to the running goals since this is a running blog.

1. Core two times/week. I have a routine that takes about 20 minutes and includes some one leg bridges, bird dogs, planks, balance exercises, and a few exercises with therabands. Plus foam rolling which I hate doing but am forcing myself to keep up with.

2. Go to chiropractor for adjustment once/month. This one is pretty easy because I’ve already been in the routine for a few months, but it’s still tough to pack both kids up and get out the door when it’s 5 degrees.

3. Eat 3 meals/day plus snacks anytime I’m hungry. I admit I didn’t even do this today. I’m good with breakfast and dinner but lunch is a struggle. I often haveΒ several large snacks in the afternoon instead of a full meal because I’m rushing around or I only have one hand free. So I end up eating a banana and Picky Bar, cheese and crackers, an avocado and tortilla chips, and a few spoonfuls of peanut butter. Not that any of those choices are bad, it’s just that I know I can do better. Working on it.

I’m hoping that if I focus on these little details it will help me get to the starting line healthy this spring.

Here’s a throwback post from New Years a few years ago, just for fun.

What are your goals or resolutions for 2016?


2 thoughts on “Process goals and the theme for 2016 is…

  1. 2016, Running the Vermont city marathon and competing in the Timberman 70.3 ironman πŸ’ͺ Continuing with my healthy lifestyle and helping others along the way.

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