My little space on the internet, Getting Fit in MA, is a year old!
It feels like time has just flown by since the 1st post.
My goal for 2014 is to lose another 25 pounds, to get myself down to a healthy BMI, and then keep the weight off.
I’m planning to join my 1st November Project work out on 1/1 at 6:30 AM.
I also set a goal to run at least one 5K a month for all of 2014.
So how have the 2014 goals gone?
Lets start with the not reached – I did not lose any weight in 2014 and it has been ridiculously frustrating.
My strategy for 2015 to change this is tracking my fitness & food with my Fitbit flex. I quit Weight Watchers.
I requested a work schedule change so I could regularly attend Wednesday morning stair climbs with November Project Boston.
It’s the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.
I have a whole section of this blog dedicated to my workouts with November Project.
I didn’t end up sticking to the letter of my goal, getting in at least one 5K a month for all of 2014, but I think I stuck to the spirit of the goal – getting in more than 12 5Ks, 24 runs to be exact, during the year.
Here are the results:
2013 – Dedham Turkey Trot, Jingle Bell 5K (wicked emotional – morning of the wake for my Grandpa)
Frozen 5K 44:10 Minutes to Finish 14:15 Pace
3 Social Boston Sports 30 Day Fitness Challenge Runs – My GPS watch didn’t work for all of them but here are the results I did track – 56:53 Minutes for 3.55 Miles & 1:00:13 Minutes for 4.02 Miles
Super Sunday 5K 40:56 Minutes to Finish 13:10 Pace – Current PR (Personal Record)
Stop Stroke Shuffle (Virtual 5K) 54:24 Minutes to Finish 17:34 Pace
Cupid’s Chase 5K 49:27 Minutes to Finish 14:07 Pace for 3.5 miles
Run with Jess & Alan
Cambridge 5K Fun Run 38:48 Minutes to Finish 14:15 Pace for 2.72 miles
Cambridge 5K Craicfest 43:12 Minutes to Finish 13:54 Pace
Boston Athletic Association 5K 43:19 Minutes to Finish 13:56 Pace
Spring Classic 5K 42:04 Minutes to Finish 13:32 Pace & very sore from a fall at the finish line
Color Me Rad 5K
AIDS Action 5K 41:47 Minutes to Finish 13:26 Pace
Runners World 5K 46:34 Minutes to Finish 14:59 Pace
Finish at the 50 48:54 Minutes to Finish 15:44 Pace
Boston Brunch Runners Castle Island
Team Luna Chix run
Boston Brunch Runners Arnold Arboretum 53:47 Minutes to Finish 15:47 Pace for 3.45 miles
No 5ks so I could taper for the Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk
Cambridge 5K – Oktoberfest 44:48 Minutes to Finish 14:25 Pace
New Balance Girls Night Out
Dedham Turkey Trot 43:33 Minutes to Finish 14:00 Pace
Ugly Sweater Run 38:20 Minutes to Finish 15:18 Pace for 2.51 miles
I’m considering the Ugly Sweater Run my December race but 2014 isn’t over yet so I may get a Boston Brunch Runners run in before the year ends.
So what do I think of my running project? I’m proud of myself for sticking with it. I actually identify with being a runner. I have a long way to go, but everyone starts somewhere & it takes practice to improve.
Overall, I feel I set realistic goals for 2014.
In addition to all the running, I took many fun group fitness classes.
I even went from thinking that spin classes would never be for me to loving spin classes and finding a favorite studio – Flywheel in the Prudential Center.
I found a dance class I love too – BollyX!
I want to keep running in 2015.
My goal is to increase the distance raced (adding in at least one 10K) and set a faster PR for my 5ks.
I’ve already signed up for some 5Ks for 2015. I’ll be running in the Frozen 5K & Super Sunday 5K once again. I’ve also registered for the Blacklight Run in August on the “GLOvember Project” team.
I’m going to keep attending Wednesday morning workouts, and any Monday & Friday workouts I can (days off from work). I’d love to attend all 3 days of the week every week, but that isn’t possible with my crazy work commute from Quincy to Natick (about 4 hours round trip).
I’m going to try not to worry about what the number on the scale says and will focus on feeling fit & healthy. I will wear my Fitbit to track my fitness, and their dashboard to track my food – just to keep me accountable.
Did you set goals for yourself for 2014? How did they turn out? What’s your plan for 2015?