So as 2012 comes to close, I reflect on what a tough year it was for me fitness wise. My first post baby 5k was June 3. And it, for lack of better words, sucked. It was horrible. I was miserable. My time was not good. I just didn’t know if I could run anymore, or if I even wanted too. I continued on through the summer with a Mud Run and a Color Run. Then, my favorite race came up, The Crim 10 Mile, and again it was horrible. I walked a lot. I thought I might die. I was angry with my time. And as I thought about it I was not happy with any of my race performances all year. I felt like I was just floating out in space doing whatever with no plan. I was lost.
I was already registered for the Detroit Half Marathon(which also sucked) when I found a new gym. Upon discussing my goals, I was told I would have a running coach and a weightlifting coach. I would be held accountable by food logging daily. I would have a plan e-mailed to me every week. It was perfect! As a busy, working mom of a toddler, I LOVE not having to think about or research “the plan”. It’s just there, in my e-mail, every week. I started training much more and harder then I ever have before and followed all the recommendations from the trainers, even upping my calories! And the results were great. I cut 7 minutes of my 10k PR time! And 11 minutes of my half marathon PR! And myfinal half marathon of the season was awesome. I ran the whole thing and never felt like I was going to die. I was back, running was me again. So bring on 2013!!!!
2013 Fitness Goals:
- Sub-2 hour Half Marathon
- PR in all my race distances, 5k, 10k, 10 Mile, Half Marathon
- Continue to weight lift, get past 75 on abs, and bench press over 100
- Achieve less than 18% body fat
- Get in the top 5 of my age group in at least one race
- Purchase my own treadmill
What are your goals for 2013?