I feel so much has been accomplished already in 2016, how can I possibly do more?! Okay, kidding… that’s just my humor trickling through.
I’ll only mention one goal which James and I are aiming for this year… run streaking… or running streak… or whatever you want to call it. We plan on running at least 1 mile every single day of 2016. And, so, the streaking has begun. If you want to read more about James’s goals for the year, I encourage you to visit 50 in 50 Marathon Quest… he has a great summary written.
On January 1, before we went out for our first run of the year, we did manage to check out and sign up for a couple of cool running and tracking apps such as Map My Run and Smash Run (I already play with Nike+ and Strava). We enjoy the charts and graphs and the kudos and badges, and a lot of them have different challenges that you can sign up for. Hey, why not… I’m running anyway, may as well see what it’s going to get me! If you happen to have any of these apps, I would love to have you as a friend/running buddy!
Day 1: 2.1 miles on the treadmill… (or at least until my watch said 2.1 miles… I have all my apps connected to my watch, so whatever the watch says, goes).
Day 2: 2.1 miles. I braved the outdoors and 20-degree weather just so I could get some outside time. At least the sun was shining. I took the GoPro out and tried recording video. So not only did it take video, I guess I also had it on burst mode, or something, because I had a whole slew of pictures to sort through as well. AJ got a kick out of watching the video because you could hear my feet (clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop) and my heavy breathing. The child thought it was hilarious to turn it up full sound. Time to research video-editing software.
Day 3: This was actually supposed to be a long run for me. The ground was frozen, the roads were icy, and after 30 minutes it started snowing. Snowing!! James and I met up at a sports park (he was a good little runner and put in 12 miles) and I ran circles around the soccer fields as there wasn’t much ice there, at least until it started snowing. Then I had to call it a day. That got me all of 2.3 miles. This training cycle has been such a huge disappointment in the ways of distance for me, but I’ll not dwell on that. I am getting really good at running 2 miles though!
Upcoming races: I was looking at James’s sidebar on his blog, and he has a whole slew of races lined up for us this year. Maui Oceanfront in January (14 days!), Lake Sammamish in March, Salt Lake City in April, RNR Seattle in June, Missoula in July, FitOne Boise in September, and Onward Shay Boise in October. We’re officially registered for the first 4, and when we get back from Maui, we’ll register for Missoula. They’re all full-out halfs and fulls except for Lake Sammamish… it’s only offered as a half. Okay, I think I need a nap now.
Side Note: The ‘Hawks kind of rocked the house tonight! I may be an Arizona native, but I’m a 12th Man through and through. Go ‘Hawks!
Time to get this party started! Bring us your best, 2016! We’re ready for ya!
And how are your New Year’s
resolutions goals holding up so far?