I started off 2013 with some lofty goals. 400 miles and 2 half marathons. I didn't get nearly where I wanted to, and it would be easy to blame it all on my broken foot in July. You can see the huge dip in my runs, I only ended up with just under 300 miles (in addition to my Nike Fuel below, I had a few runs on RunKeeper, which just didn't do it for me).
What I did accomplish was a few REALLY important things.
- My average pace went down by 45 seconds/mile. That's huge. Really, I traded distance for speed.
- I ran a number of races by myself, proving that running is here to stay for me, and not just "a thing I do with some friends every now and then", and most importantly,
- I made and kept a commitment while healing my foot fracture that being healthy and STRONG was my number one priority.
What that means in day to day life is that I either run, bike or do strength training five days a week. This has made a huge difference in how I feel every day, and my overall strength level.
So as I start 2014, that is my 1st priority...5 days a week. I am shooting for 2 halfs again this year, and I am shooting for 450 miles.
2014 is the year of consistency and focus. And no excuses.
What are your goals for 2014?