Dec 31, 2013

Lets Talk Goals for 2014 and Recap of 2013 Goals


1)  Accomplish (Beach Cities Challenge) and (Sub-Four Marathon) which were goals from 2012 which were not met due to an injury.
Status: GOALS MET! I finally earned my Beach Cities Challenge medal in October, 2013 and I ran two sub four marathons.
2) Stay Injury Free and be a smarter runner!   
Status: This is an on-going goal that I will always strive to meet but I can say that I have been smarter with my running this year and remained injury free in 2013. I have been better at foam rolling, stretching and using my Stick which may have saved me!
3) Continue to work towards that BQ. 

Status: This is another on-going goal that will stick around until I get that BQ! This has become my biggest focus and I WILL NOT GIVE UP!

4) Focus on the marathon!  
Status: I definitely focused on the marathon in 2013 and was able to improve my time by 16 minutes.  I will continue to focus on the marathon until I get that BQ!

 5)  Earn a PR or 2! 
Status: The only distance that I PR'd  in 2013 was the marathon but that was the most important to me in my quest to BQ.

6) Run 1200 miles in 2013!

Status: GOAL MET! I ran a total of 1355 miles in 2013!

1) Run a Boston Qualifying Time of 3:45 or better!

2)  Run 1400 miles in 2014 which is an average of 117 miles/month.

3) Run a Half Marathon in 1:45. My PR in the half is 1:46:58 and this year I did not give much focus to the half marathon but mainly used the distance fortraining runs.

4) Put Speedwork back into my training.

5) Give trail running a try. I have been wanting to try it for a long time and I think I will go for it in 2014.

Did you meet your 2013 Goals?

What are your goals for 2014?


  1. Congrats on those 2013 goals! Well done :)

  2. Great job meeting your goals!!! You are amazing!!!

  3. You Did it !! Wish you all the best for 2014,

    1. Thank you! Best wishes to you too in 2014!

  4. I'm so glad that 2013 included meeting you!!! You WILL get that BQ. Yes you will. Bring on 2014!!

    1. I am so glad that I met you too. That BQ is so close yet so far away but I am not giving up anytime soon!

  5. Well done! Congrats on a great year and good luck for 2014!

    1. Thank you Nicole! Best of luck to you and getting your BQ in 2014!

  6. Congratulations on your mileage goal! That is amazing!

  7. You *will* get that BQ--you are so close and have conquered all the injury demons! I can't wait to read the triumphant race report later this year.