Monday, December 22, 2014

Runners Tell All: 2015 Goals

It's that time again for our monthly Runners Tell All link up! Sadly, this is also the last one. I have to thank Amanda and Beka for being wonderful hosts. This was such a fun thing to participate in, and I enjoyed making some new running/blogging friends this year!

This month, we're reflecting on our year of running in 2014, and setting some goals for 2015.

Pretending that I like trail races - I do not. 

2014 has been my biggest running year to date. Since it was technically only my third year of running, too, then that seems kind of natural. I went a little race crazy in 2014. My race list includes:

1. Hope Springs 5K
2. Sour Grapes 10K trail run
3. Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
4. Red Ore Run 10K
5. Ragnar Relay (in which I learned that there is a thing as too much running)

6. Minnesota Mile
7. Tunnel 10K
8. Rock'n'Roll St. Louis Half Marathon
9. Gobble Gallop 5K

Just shy of 10 races!

I also set some new PR's:
5K - 25:15
10K - 53:03
Half - 1:52:49

Heading towards my Half Marathon PR!

It was a great year for me in relation to running! Although this year, I think I'm going to tone it down a bit. Just a few races. The big goal for 2015:

Run a Marathon

That's it. My one and only goal. I will do a few races along the way to help prep me for the 26.2. I already know that I'll be doing Hope Springs (free entry!), the Garry Bjorklund half (guaranteed spot!), and the Red Ore Run because it's local. Then on to the Detroit Marathon.

I have a training plan to follow. I've already booked a hotel room. It is happening.

I'm so thankful for this past year of running, which has really taught me a lot about myself. I can't wait to see what 2015 has to offer!

Come join our link up to see what the other ladies have in store for the next year!

What are your goals for 2015?


  1. A marathon is a great 2015 goal. I know some people who have run the Detroit Marathon. They said it was a great race!

  2. I'm so excited that you are doing your first marathon in 2015 AND that it is the Detroit Marathon. Yippee! I think you are really going to love the race. It's organized really nicely.

    I'm curious to see if you have any interest in doing a second marathon after you finish your first. It's been a year since I did my first marathon, and I still go back and forth on whether or not I will ever do a second one. For now, I'm sticking with half marathons. 13.1 seems to be my perfect race distance! Congrats on a great year of running in 2014 and cheers to another great year of running in 2015!

    1. I will be interested in that as well! It might be a one time thing, or I could get addicted. We'll see!

  3. Woo for new PRs! That's exciting. Here's to an awesome year of running in 2015. Thanks for being such a huge supporter of our linkup this year! Merry Christmas!