Monday, December 28, 2015

I'm ready for you 2016!

Hello again!  I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season.  Can you believe 2015 is almost over?  I can't!  It certainly wasn't my year from a running perspective as I was plagued with illness, injury and full on burnout but nonetheless I had some amazing highlights such as finally rediscovering my running mojo at the Big Sur Half Marathon, having fun with running again and finding a love for the trails.  Oh yeah, and then there was this:

 SQUEEE!  I can't believe this happened!
Suffice it to say, I'm really looking forward to what 2016 has to offer and I have some big goals that I'll be targeting.  Here's what I'll be working towards in 2016:
  1. Stay healthy.  My ultimate goal for the new year is stay healthy and injury free.  I'll be focusing on eating clean and cross training to build strength, flexibility and mobility.
  2. Run consistently.  Burnout was my reality this year and I had no desire to really run at all, sometimes going weeks without getting in even a mile.  This coming year I want to focus on running consistently at a minimum of 3 times a week, regardless of mileage or time.
  3. Marathon PR!  I really wanted this to happen this year but it wasn't meant to be.  Next year, I'll be coming out of the gate hungry and ready to make this a reality.
As far as races go, here's what my tentative race schedule is looking like for 2016:
Rio Grill Resolution Run, Carmel, CA -  01/01/16
Razorback 50k, San Martin, CA - 03/05/16
Hellyer Half Marathon, San Jose, CA - 03/20/16
American River 50, Auburn, CA - 04/02/16
Salinas Valley Half Marathon, Soledad, CA - 08/06/16
Two Cities Marathon, Clovis, CA - 11/06/16
Big Sur Half Marathon, Monterey, CA - 11/13/16
North Face Endurance Challenge SF - Marathon, Date TBD
That's my 2016 in a nutshell.  If you're planning on being at any of the races I've listed, please let me know.  I'd love to see you!
Hope you have a great New Year and I'll see you in 2016!
What are your goals for 2016?  Do you have any fun plans for New Year's Eve?

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