Happy New Year!!!

Hello New Years Eve. Good to see you.

Ah New Years, when everyone vows to get fit, the gym becomes irritatingly busy for month, then life resumes like nothing ever happened. Like an old friend.

We’ll be ringing in the new year at a friend’s house tonight, clinking out wine glasses and cheering for the ball drop just like everyone else, so don’t worry. And I’m very much looking forward to it in fact. But it also means it’s time to think about goals for the new year. First, let me refresh everyone on my 2014 goals-

  1. Finish my first 70.3 (preferably sub-6 hours)
  2. Place top ten in my age group at Iron Girl Syracuse
  3. Run a minimum of 1000 miles for the year
  4. Bike/spin at least 2500 miles for the year
  5. Learn to swim like a non-loser
  6. Volunteer at Ironman Chattanooga (and secure 2015 race slot!)
  7. Workout at least twice per month with the tri club
  8. Lose weight
I’m thinking all of these are pretty doable with some work ethic. The biggest question mark is definitely that sub-6 hour 70.3. It’s possible for sure, but with how hilly the Ironman Syracuse course is it will definitely be a difficult one. I know I’ll be happy just to finish and realistically sub-7 is very achievable for me, but damn if I wouldn’t love to run a sub-6 half iron out of the gate.

Right out of my own mouth, you can get a good laugh about it here. So how’d I do on these things?

1. Finished Ironman 70.3 Syracuse, successfully and feeling great, in 6:52:52
2. Place top 20, did not make the top 10
3. 310.2 miles ran. Damn injuries.
4. 1682.8 miles cycled. Nope.
5. I’d say I did this to the best of my abilities. Having a kick ass swim coach makes a big difference
6. Nope. New job meant deciding between Disney and Chattanooga and Disney won
7. Nailed it! Love my tri club, they kick ass!
8. Oh, I lost weight. And then I put it back on. Story of my life. I yo-yo, so goes it

So with that in mind, knowing I only reached roughly three and half or my goals (I’m looking at you weight!) what will 2015 hold for me?

Honestly, I haven’t put a whole heck of a lot of thought into it. But here’s what I know I want out of 2015 for now-

1. Rebuild my run (I’m still inconsistent an very slow since my calf tear)
2. Lose weight (…again)
3. Workout with my tri club once a week (new work schedule makes this one difficult)
4. Run at least 500 miles (going easy on myself this year)
5. Cycle at least 1500 miles
6. Get certified to teach spinning
7. Workout three times a week minimum

 I may come back and ad more. I still don’t have a race schedule for 2015 yet, so I suspect my goals might change quite a bit as I start scheduling races. But for now, that’s what it’s going to be.


Anyways, cheers to you all. May your new year bring you love, happiness, health and fitness. I hope you all ring in the new year and enjoy your night. And we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled fitness banter soon =)

6 Replies to “Happy New Year!!!”

  1. Even with injuries you accomplished a lo this year Courtney and you should be VERY proud of yourself. I love that you come back to re-evaluate your goals, sometimes, our best intentions just can’t be carried through for a whole host of reasons (like a new job) and there is nothing wrong with that, you are still moving forward and that is the only thing that matters! Happy New Year!!
    Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles recently posted…What a year…2014 in ReviewMy Profile

  2. I don’t think I have ever actually reflected back on the goals I set the year before. This is a great idea though. Life definitely happens and you had a lot of great accomplishments this year, despite the injuries and unexpected life changes.

    Is your tri club free or do you have to pay a membership or club fee?

    Happy New Year and cheers to a great year in 2015!
    Kristen @ Glitter and Dust recently posted…2015: The Year of the IronmanMy Profile

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