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Well, the ball has dropped and 2016 is HERE!  Dang where in the heck did 2015 go?!?!  It sure went by quickly.  2015 was a wonderful year for me.  I took on the Cleveland Half Marathon in May and crushed the Akron Marathon in September (with a PR of 3:49) AND THERE WASN’T A FLAT MILE!!

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Pretty fantastic if you ask me!

 

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The course elevation, maybe should have looked into this before the race…yep not one flat mile!

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When you crush a Marathon, you EAT ALL CUPCAKES!

Oh and I placed 3rd overall female in the Akron Race for the Cure (I was beat by two college cross country racers so I am pretty pleased).

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Top 3 finishers, Akron Race for the Cure 2015.

2015 was a huge year mile wise, I crushed 2060 TOTAL miles for the year.  That is over 5.5 miles a DAY, WOW!

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Not only did I have a great running year but 2015 was pretty fantastic for my family.  We didn’t have any huge things happened and everyone remained healthy…yep pretty fantastic.

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My amazing supportive husband and I.

 

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My two Furbabies, Reese and Emma Jo!

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In 2015 I even won our friend’s Italian Sauce Off!!  =)

So now we enter 2016…now what?!?!?!?!?  Well, I am not one for resolutions, if that is your thing good for you.  I personally think to resolve means to find a solution to a problem.  I don’t really think I am a problem, nor do I have a problem.  I do however think now is the perfect time to reflect, to learn, and to create intention.  ALSO I am ONLY in competition with myself…

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Look in the mirror, that’s your competition….I NEED to BEAT HER!

So with that being said I do have some pretty exciting GOALS for 2016 as I am a #goaldigger!  So here they are:

1.) Focus on nutrition!!! – I know you are thinking, what?!?!  You already eat pretty healthy why would this be a goal for you.  Well the truth is I always feel like my nutrition is all over the place.  I either am right on track, usually only eating certain things and restricting myself of other things OR can be compared to an unsupervised child at a Birthday party. 050f2bb858c775389621383955d3561e506204-wm

I need to find balance!  It’s ok to have a cookie once and awhile and a cheat meal doesn’t mean to go completely off the rails.  I need a better relationship with food.  I need to be able to enjoy it and rid myself of any guilt when I do .  I have much room for improvement here, BUT it will happen. *****Disclaimer, I know I have already grown in this area as let’s face it I have come a long ways from my McDonalds Breakfast, full chipotle lunch, and pizza dinners =)

2.) Enjoy the moment!– I am very much a person that is always looking forward to something.  Looking forward to my next vacation, or life event but never really truly enjoying the moment I am in.  Life is too sort for this crap, I need to enjoy the moment I am in!

3.) Blog more! – I am once again an Ambassador for the Cleveland Marathon…HECK YES! So this means I need to blog more about my training process, so here I am once again committing to blogging more (make sure to check out all the ambassadors here). My goal is to blog at LEAST once a week.  Twice would be ideal but I am going to start small here.  I hope to keep you all posted about my training on the blog.  Also check my training out on instragram @cupcakesforPRs

4.) CRUSH CLEVELAND!!!– Yep this is a really lofty goal BUT I hope to crush the Cleveland Marathon.  For the past 3 years I have tackled the Cleveland half, this year for the first time I really have my sights on the FULL.

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It’s go time! Cleveland Half Marathon 2015

This is MY RACE and MY TIME.  I have the training program, I am getting my nutrition on lock…..Its go time.  I have NEVER felt more ready.  I have a BQ dream, time to get after it!

PLUS, how cool would it be to CRUSH CLEVELAND and get a BQ WHILE running for my Irun4 buddy RY!

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My AMAZING buddy RY!  I dedicate my miles to this sweet boy. He is always encouraging me and supporting me.  I can’t crush this thing without him!

5.) Be NICE to ME!!–  I am terrible to myself in my head.  I always see extra fluff on my body and am really MEAN to myself.  This needs to improve and is no way to live.  I am going to work on this.

So there you have it folks!   My 5 goals for 2016!  I don’t take my goals lightly, so I plan on crushing them.  What goals do you have for 2016??

Best to you for 2016!!

XX,

Jamie

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