Wow, another month has flown by so I wanted to take a step back and see how I’m doing with my New Year’s Resolutions. It’s always good to check back in and remember what I’m working for.
Building up my core strength and staying injury free are key goals for me this year. I made core strength my January focus and managed to keep going strong through February doing my P90X Ab Ripper workout everyday. Going back to last year I’m at 63 straight days! I’m sticking with my stretching and foam rolling too to do what I can to stave off any injuries.
February’s focus was speed and I feel like I made great strides on this. (Yes, pun intended!) I reached my goal of two speed workouts per week though track workouts, hill repeats and tempo runs. My times have come way down since my first speed workouts back from physical therapy in January and my pace is steadily improving.
I got to register early for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon through my deferment from last year, so now that race is officially on the calendar. So far I feel like things are right on track to get my Boston Qualifying time this October!
My focus for March is going to be nutrition. To run and workout as much as I do, I need good food to fuel me. I’m going to really try to up my fruit and veggie intake this month. I’m usually pretty good with fruits, but I’ve spent most of my life avoiding veggies so I’m trying to get better at that. I’m also going to focus on my nutrition on the run, and plan to try out some new things to fuel along the way on my long runs.
Are you still on track with your New Year’s resolutions? Tell me about your successes and challenges!
So, not to be creepy, but you came up as someone I should follow on Twitter and I noticed that 1) we are both ‘Cuse fans and 2) we are marathon PR twins. I’m also hoping to drop two minutes and BQ this year, though not at Marine Corps (that’s where I ran 3:37 last year). Good luck!
Thanks for the comment Meghan – love hearing from fellow ‘cuse fans! Best of luck to you too getting your BQ this year. Do you know what marathon you’re planning on doing?
I have a few on the docket, but the two I’ll actually race are Smuttynose Rockfest in NH on 10/6 and Philly on 11/15. Hoping if I manage a BQ in the first one, Boston will still be open–it was up through that weekend last year. (But if you’re as obsessive as I am, I’m sure you know that.) Marine Corps is a great race, though, def BQ-able!
Very cool – I’d love to hear what the New Hampshire one is like.
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