- Mix up my exercise. I haven't been to Planet Fitness in a couple of months because quite frankly, I was just plain tired with all of the running I was doing. But I really enjoyed how strong my entire body felt when I was working out there, so I'm going to start up again once I've completed the Houston Half Marathon on January 18th.
- Run less miles, but increase my pace. Once upon a time, I used to run an 11:30 - 12:00/mile pace. Injuries plagued me, and I slowed way down; as I said a few weeks ago, I trained safe, not fast, this year. It worked - I've made it through seven months of half marathon training uninjured! But now, I want to get a little faster, so I'm going to push it a bit - but for just a mile or two. And my Saturday long runs will range from 3 to 5 miles - no more. I'm not going to train for a half marathon in 2015.
- Eat more vegetables. I've fallen off the veggie wagon over the past few months and it's time to get better with that, which I suppose means actually cooking a bit...hmmm, I think I see the issue. OK, I'll amend this - 3a: Cook a damn meal once a week.
- Spend less, purge more, live with what I have. Except for Houston...I freely admit I'm going into it wanting ALLLLL the race-branded paraphernalia. I don't work, so I don't need much in the way of clothing or shoes (running clothes and shoes excepted - I actually DO wear that stuff out). Much as I like shopping, I don't like having so much stuff, if that make sense. We got rid of a ton of stuff when we cleaned out our garage recently, and I haven't missed anything that went to Goodwill. Next up is the guest room closet - time for more treasures to go bye-bye.
Monday, January 5, 2015
2015 Goals and Plans
Now that we are almost finished up with half marathon training (just two weeks to go before Houston!), I can finally start thinking about what's next...which conveniently coincides with the new year...how 'bout that? While I don't do traditional resolutions, I do have some loose plans and goals for 2015, and if I don't write them down, I'll forget half of them, so here goes: