Tuesdays on the Run: 2015 Goals Update

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life

This week’s topic is: 2015 Goals Update

6 months down. 6 months to go.  So how am I doing on my 15 goals  for this year??


1. Do not get injured.

No major injuries just some nagging foot issues.



2. Run 3-4 times a week ALL YEAR.

Yes, for the most part.




2x before work

2x before work

3. Continue fitting in tennis and/or yoga once a week.

Tennis, yes. Yoga, no!


4. Do some upper body exercises.

Just a few times. Nothing to write home about.


5. Finish all of my races under 10 minutes per mile (except half marathons)

Yes. Except 15ks and 10 milers.

Cherry Blossom 5k – 8:59
Bacon Hill 5K – 9:00
Delmar Dash 5m – 9:09
Shamrock Shuffle 5m – 9:17
Runnin’ of the Green 4m – 9:21
Spring Run Off 10k – 9:22
Polar Cap 4m – 9:24
Albany Law Day 5k – 9:25
Mastodon Challenge 5k – 9:25
Freihofer Run for Women 5k – 9:28
Betar Byway 5k – 9:28
Mother’s Day 5K – 9:45
HMRRC Winter Series #3 10K – 9:48

6. Run at least one race per month and at least 20 for the year.
Yes.  20 so far…
January – 4
February – 2
March – 3
April – 3
May – 6
June – 2

7. Run a race in another state.

Yes. Florida, (almost California), New Jersey and Vermont

West Palm Beach Half in FL


Asbury Park Half in NJ


VCM Relay in VT

8. Run in NYC.
No. Not yet.

9. Get several Age Group awards.

Yes. 9.

10. PR in a half marathon.



West Palm Beach Half – 2:09:40

11. PR at another distance.

Yes. 4 mile and 5 mile.


Runnin’ of the Green 4m – 37:27


Delmar Dash 5m – 45:26

12. Join a running group or two.

Yes. Freihofer Training Challenge.


13. Volunteer.

Yes. At the HMRRC Winter Series Marathon and I was a GOTR running buddy.


14. Run over 900 miles.

Not if I don’t get moving.  5 Half marathons and only 404 miles so far. (Last year I ran 911 miles.)


15. Continue to blog almost everyday.
So what do I focus from now until the end of the year? 
  • Keep up the weekly runs
  • Continue signing up for races
  • Drag myself to the gym now and then
  • Take a yoga class or two
  • Focus on speed for the shorter races.
  • Prepare for my half marathon in October.
  • Find a solution for my annoying achy feet (besides surgery)
  • Lose those extra pounds.

That should keep me busy!!!

Happy Running. Did you set goals for this year? If so, how are you doing?



11 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: 2015 Goals Update

  1. Strength training could help with the extra pounds – you might not actually lose weight, but you’ll look more toned. Not easy to fit in, I know.

    9 AG awards! Wow!

    Let me know when you want to run NYC. 🙂 Except I could only do it on a weekend; can’t leave the dogs alone that long.


  2. 9 AG snags- awesome!! and omg, 20 races, lol I can’t even imagine. I will be excited if I get two more races in this year 🙂
    Last year I ran 1,058 miles. I wanted to pass that this year even if just by a mile, but i am quite behind my usual pace since I was out for six weeks.


  3. Nice job Darlene….I can’t believe you have already run 20 races. You are a racing machine! I am well down on my mileage for the year, but I never have a yearly goal. I mostly want to stay healthy and unfortunately my calf has been giving me fits. I think the dog bite injury has come back to haunt me.


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