Let’s chat about running.
Happy Friday and welcome to the first Fitness Friday of 2015!
I love the sound of 2015. It feels energetic!
That may have to do with the fact that after a year of minimal running, a recurring injury, correcting muscle imbalances and getting stronger my fitness focus for 2015 is returning to what I love and enjoy most, running!
The change in focus for 2014 was good and it needed to happen!
Check out this inspiring video featuring an inspiring mom, friend and runner, Nancy at Little Fancy Nancy.
Feetures! performance socks created a fantastic new video that follows two ZOOMA Ambassadors as they run the 2014 ZOOMA Cape Cod 10k race. Instead of using the video as a sales tool, Feetures! took a different approach. The video highlights the beauty of the sport of running and the moms, wives, and everyday women who have a passion for it.
That’s what it’s all about!
Makes you want to go for a run or sign up for a race doesn’t it!
Managing 14 in 2014 last year on my own became too much. With almost 700 runners signed up it was
tough impossible to stay on top of it all and dedicate the time deserved and needed.
After giving it a lot of thought I’m so so excited to announce that instead of 15 in 2015 I’m teaming up with Tiffany at Running Hutch to bring you a year long running challenge, Run This Year 2015!
I met Tiffany last year at Blogfest. She’s wonderfully energetic and I’m looking forward to working with her to bring you runspiration, support and encouragement throughout the year!
We have the same vision for the challenge and with co-hosting there will be 2 of us motivated and driven to bring you an exciting and rewarding year long running challenge!
What is RTY 2015?
Run This Year is an online community of runners who are focused on a year long running goal. Each of us pick a number of miles that we want to hit by the end of 2015. Some will run 2,015 miles this year. Some will run 2,015 kilometers (1,252 miles).
You pick whatever mileage works for you.
What can you expect from RTY 2015?
- Monthly giveaways. They’ll be a small monthly prize (or 2).
- Monthly twitter chats.
- Monthly mileage logs. Lessons learned in 2014 by both of us with logging races and miles. We’re using the easiest/quickest way to keep up this kind of accountability report that will run smooth (pun intended!)
- Monthly newsletter. This will be for RTY Members only and include special discounts from sponsors and reminders to participate in giveaways/log miles.
How can you participate?
Are you ready to join? Go to Run This Year and complete the registration form and start logging the miles!
Still not sure? Join us for the first 2015 Run This Year twitter chat, How To Run This Year. It can be done and successful RTY participants are going to share how they did it.
A Race Calendar
A race calendar for the year is still in the works, but the one date that is taken for sure is October 15.
Chad and I are planning a runcation to run one of my all time favorite events in my second most favorite city, the Chicago Marathon.
My first goal race of the year will be a spring half. I’ve narrowed it down to 2, the Earth Day Half on April 19 or the Columbus half on May 2.
What’s working for training and what I’m enjoying is a balance of 3 days of running with a combination of yoga and strength training. Balance? There was a time when all I wanted to do was run, but, as it turns out, a balance makes me a better runner.
I’m also going to try using a training journal. I’m committing to using it for at least 30 days and then deciding if it will be an ongoing part of training. I think the Believe Training Journal suits me:
The Believe journal is much more than a workout log. It’s a personal diary that will help keep you honest and motivated for running, while improving your mind and spirit alongside your body.
I’m looking forward to many things, known and unknown, in the new year but, back to training and racing is what I’m looking forward to the most!
Now you can see why I think 2015 feels so energetic!
If you had to pick one thing that you’re most looking forward to in the new year what would it be? Do you have a running goal for this year?
Help us spread the word about Run This Year 2015! Tell your friends and family. Runners of all levels welcome to join the fun! Tweets, blog post mentions, Facebook posts, Instagram images would all be awesome!
Help make this the biggest Run This Year event ever!
be he best version of YOU
Let’s stay in touch!
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