2019 kick off

Well, here we go again! It’s hard to believe that the year is 2019! This marks the 5th year that I am excited and honored to say that I am an ambassador for the Cleveland Marathon. The past 5 years have been so much fun to be part of this race for me! I love this race, I love this city and I love the people that I have met thru this race! 

The past year I was nowhere close to the peak of my running prime. My grand total for the year was 500 miles. It’s not terrible and I had some months that I focused way more on strength instead of running too. But this leaves a great opportunity for growth and January is the perfect time to grow! This year I plan on doubling my miles to finally hit that 1000 miles in 2019 and then next year in 2020, when I turn 40 I have been dreaming of running a big out of town race. My dream is the New York City marathon! But I really want to put in the miles this year to get my training up for another marathon! This year, I'm working on consistency. I'm going to stay more consistent with my training and stick to the training plan more than I have in the past.

I'm also way more focused on moving throughout the day. I have a desk job that keeps me focused and mainly in one spot for most of the day so I don’t always get the daily movement that I should be getting. Santa gifted me a sweet new watch this year that has a pedometer feature that can count my daily steps as well as give me an hourly reminder to move. I have been using that opportunity to just get up and move and take a walk to the printer, or bathroom or just a quick minute lap around the office to keep moving throughout the day and I really think that has been helping!

My week
Mon: Rest day/ family day/ New Years eve!
Tues: 4 miles outside in my neighborhood to ring in the new year
Wed: 3 miles lunch break treadmill                      
Thu: 2.5 miles lunch break treadmill
Fri: Rest day
Sat: 5 miles split into 2 different runs, one on the way to visit my sis in law and one on the way home
Sun: 3 miles with my running bestie and another 2.5 around my neighborhood because its sunny out!

Total: 20.2 miles

The plan
I'm going to hit 1000 miles this year! I'm on track so far! I bought a new notebook to track all of my miles in too and so far I love it!

What you need to know this week
There are 2 kick off runs coming up for the race training- The 12th on the east side and the 19th on the west side. They are both free, but please register so we can plan on how many people will be attending. These are really fun and motivating to go to! I'm planning to be at the one on the 19th!

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