Hello 2015!!

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2015 is already shaping up to a pretty great year! 

I finally selected a half marathon training plan – I’m going with Hal Higdon’s Novice II plan. I like that the plan includes daily mileage as opposed to other plans that just list an amount of time you should run (because there’s a big difference in running 2 miles in 30 minutes and running 3!). My training plan is 12 weeks long and will begin on February 9! This may change, but right now my goal is run the half in under 2.5 hours.

I would also like to run at least 20 races this year. I ran 10 last year and the first one was not until May, so I absolutely think I can do this! I think January’s race will most likely be a virtual one as I will be traveling for 23 days of the month for work (ugh). 

I ran 278.77 miles in 2014, my first year of running. In 2015, I would like to run at least 600 miles! All those half marathon training runs should certainly help contribute to this! 

I will visit at least 3 new states for the first time this year – Delaware, Louisiana, and Oregon!

I also want to be more intentional about actually using vacation time this year – since I didn’t use any vacation days in 2014 :(. Though, to be fair, we are given quite a bit of time off throughout the year that doesn’t count against our vacation time, including time over the holidays). I’ve been thinking a lot about trying to arrange a Walt Disney World trip with friends – who wants to come?! 

Thank to all of the friends and family who have already contributed to my Half Marathon fundraiser for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation! I ended 2014 already at 28% of my goal and I still have 4 months left to fundraise!! 


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