Closing Out December Goals

Back on December 2nd, I blogged about my running goals for the month of December. As we are getting to the end of the month, I thought I would take a look back at how I’ve been doing.

First Goal: I am running the Dopey Challenge in January 2016 (48.6 miles over 4 days, which includes a marathon on January 10). So this month I have two 20 mile training runs in addition to quite a few back to back runs. My first goal is to stick to my training plan!

Update: I am pleased to say I stuck with my training plan (especially the long runs) this month. As of December 30th, I only have 4 runs left before the Dopey Challenge, including 8 miles on Saturday. I’m in full taper mode!

Second Goal: Currently, I have run 1070 miles for the year. My goal is to try to hit 1200 miles (an average of 100 miles per month) for 2015.

Update: Yesterday’s run put me at 1201 miles for the year! I am very happy with an average of 100 miles per month, especially with some right knee issues this summer.

Third Goal: I want to work more on my core. This is where I struggle the most during my longest runs. My goal is to do a 1 minute plank each day in addition to ab workouts.

Update: I have been way more intentional with my ab workouts this month. While I didn’t get to the 1 minute plank each day, I did get 23 out of 30 days so far.

Final Goal (non running): Since I started this blog a few weeks ago, I’ve been good about blogging 5-6 times week. My final goal is to continue to blog at least 3-4 times a week.

Update: So far I’ve been updating the blog at least 3-4 times a week this month. I am very happy with it so far!

Final thoughts…as we enter into 2016, I am excited to set more goals for myself. I hope to share a few with you all in a few days.

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