Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2015 Goal Update with TOTR

The gals from TOTR had a great topic for today: 2015 Goal Update. Since the first half of 2015 is coming to an end, we though this topic was fitting.


I never imagined this year would go by so fast. I was just reading some posts from last year at this time to see what we had been up to. I was of course just coming off an injury but was able to run 4 pain free miles by this time. Looks like I was better off last year than I am this year. So where do I go from here?

Goals for the rest of 2015:

I am currently going to the PT workout center 3-4 days a week. I will continue to do that. In addition, starting in July I am going to try to go twice a day.

I got a massage last week and the lady I'm working with has been really good with her techniques and doing research to see how she can better help me. I have scheduled a massage with her once a week for the next three weeks and will continue to get them
once a week until I feel I am back to normal.

I am still planning on running VA Beach in September, whether or not it's the half marathon or the 5K is yet to be determined. I kind of feel bad that I even mentioned running the 5K because one of our friends will be running with us ( his first half) and now he thinks he wants to do the 5K if I do it. He is not injured. He needs to run the half....lol. He is just nervous about running 13.1 miles but I know he can do it ( YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE...lol)

I'd like to run our local Harvest Festival 5K this year with my dad. I didn't do it last year because I was already in marathon training mode and was training for longer distances.

If all goes well, I will spend the rest of the fall training for the WDW marathon again. If I'm still injured then I will just sit down with a box of markers and some poster board and make the best dang disney signs to cheer on the rest of you who are running!

As far as Lacey's 2015 goals: Her next race is also VA beach. She will definitely be running the half marathon (with a friend so it won't be a goal race). She may pick up a fall race too depending on what her schedule is like.

What are you working on for the rest of 2015?



23 comments:

  1. Good luck with your recovery! I know it can't be easy, but having all those days in PT definitely make a difference!

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  2. I can not believe tomorrow is July 1st. I didn't really make a list of goals this year. I made a few when I turned 30, but my biggest focus is being adaptable and finding balance.

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  3. Oooh I hope the massages and the extra PT help! I love that you're keeping such a positive attitude about the whole situation....that makes a world of difference in recovery, too. Hugs to you!!

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  4. Good luck with your PT, sure hope it helps!!!! I've been working on the same goals for a couple years now, and now that my full marathon is complete I plan on refocusing on them.

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  5. I'm so glad that I'll see you both at RnRVB! Make the race decision that is right for you, and if that means that you need to run the 5k instead of the half, then don't feel pressured to not make the change.

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  6. Good luck! I'm just starting my marathon training back up in July, so that will be the goal for the res of 2015 for me!

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  7. Training for a fall half. Secretly hoping I can remain injury free & do another before the end of the year but that is probably pushing my husband too far.

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  8. I hope you're able to keep up the running! Good luck to both of you with your goals :) Cant believe the year is half over!! WHAT!?

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  9. I can't believe that half of the year is already over. It sounds like PT and the massage sessions are going well!

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  10. I am trying to figure out exactly what I want to do in the fall this year. I'm leaning towards a half in October, but not sure if I want to try to do a late fall marathon too. I'm glad that you have a solid recovery plan involving PT and massage. Hopefully that will allow you to meet your goals this year!

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  11. I'm proud of you taking care of yourself! That should always be the number 1 goal!

    I need to get a massage appointment. BADLY!

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  12. I had to find a certain type of massage technique to finally get my leg to loosen up. Good luck!

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  13. I hope all the cross training/PT and massage gets you going in the right directions soon. You are certainly working as hard as you can, hang in there. I hope you can can enjoy running WDW, there's still time.
    I have a bone density test soon, and then I can decide if I going to get to run the Richmond Half. Hopeful!
    I hope your friend does the half. My first half was awesome feeling, everyone should have that fun moment (it's addictive) :)

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  14. best of luck with your recovery! it will definitely be worth it when you are injury free! :)

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  15. Looking forward to Virginia Beach too and hopefully we will both be healthy by then. In the meantime, I am cross training like crazy. This year has been a good one though, with both Christine and I earning PR's at the 10k distance and some runDisney awards too!

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  16. I am completely out of sync with the link ups this week! My goals post is ready to go, but I"m publishing it on Friday. Anyways, I hope you get to run WDW! Hoping therapy continues to go well for you!

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  17. I've had great success with sports massage for treating injuries; of course yours has been pretty tenacious! Sounds like you have a great plan for getting it under control. Thanks for linking up with us!

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  18. Sounds like you have lots of good options depending on how things go this fall. I have been thinking about trying to fit in training for shorter distances. I don't think it can happen this year but maybe next year.

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  19. Lol at you calling out your friend! I hope you ladies get some great weather for Labor Day weekend in VA Beach!

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  20. I hope PT and recovery go great. Listen to your body.

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  21. Good luck with recovery! I want to run VA beach, but I'm not sure I can fit it into my calendar...

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  22. Finger crossed that recovery goes well!

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  23. I went through a phase where I had massages once a week. It was bliss!

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