January 1, 2015

Goals for 2015

It's time to turn the page for another year and we thought it would be fun to do a post about our goals for the upcoming year.

Christine's Goals for Herself
1  Reclaim my joy of running. After feeling less than awesome about running after a disappointing fall marathon, I'm looking forward to finding the runner in me again. And there is no better race than the Princess Half Marathon to help me do this! Training will start soon and this race has long been my redemption race so it seems fitting that I'll be looking to this race for this purpose again.
2  Run some fast short distances. It's been almost 2 years since I PR'ed a 5k or 10k distance so I'd like to drop some time in these distances.
3. See some new places on foot. Last year, I experienced Napa and Dublin through a runner's lens and I'm looking forward to seeing more places this year. Who knows, maybe I'll start the year off with a jaunt through Montreal (where I am ringing in the new year)!
4. Achieve ultimate awesome cheerleader status at the Boston Marathon!

Pam's Goals for Herself
1  Stay healthy and get to the starting line of the Boston Marathon!
2  Run the Princess Half with my sister and both of us place in our Age Groups!
3. Help my friend Lynda finish her first marathon at Quintiles in March, probably running 11-13 miles with her!

Christine's Goals for Pam
1. Drink up the wonder and excitement of the Boston Marathon!
2. Run another fast 10k (for runDisney corral placement of course hehe)
3. Get more age group awards, because if you know Pam (Mom) like I do, you know that nothing brings her joy like PRIZES!

Pam's Goals for Christine
1, Quit looking back at Richmond and look forward to a great race in 2015!
2, Run some fast short distance races to get your mojo back
3. Plan a fall marathon as redemption for Richmond (or a speedy half!)

Our Goals for YOU!
1. Stay healthy and active.
2. Race your way. Don't let other's time goals, number of races, or distance get in the way of you running your best race. When you pin on that bib, it's your day. Own it.
3. Have fun! Running is a hobby after all and it should be enjoyed.

33 comments:

  1. Pam and Christine you both have some great goals! I know 2015 will be a great year! And I just love how you set goals for each other! Happy New Year!

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    1. It's actually easier to make goals for each other. I personally like to keep my goals simple. - P

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  2. I hope 2015 brings both of you great satisfaction and joy. It's sweet you posted goals for us too! I vow to race my way!

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    1. Christine added the goals for our readers and I loved her comments. It is easy to get caught up in how others are doing and each of us needs to encourage others, but keep our own goals in perspective.

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  3. Great goals. Good luck in 2015 in meeting them all.

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    1. Thanks Darlene. Can't wait to see you win lots more AG awards in 2015!

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  4. I have no doubt that you ladies will see much success in 2015, and I love that you have goals for each other as well as for yourselves. I love your second goal for everybody. Its so easy to get discouraged when we see others running faster times, paces, etc., but we're all on our own running journey and each started in different places. Its so important to never forget that.

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    1. Kathryn you are absolutely right. We really try to stay happy with our own successes and learn from the failures, rather than compare to others.

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  5. These are great goals, and I could use some listening from all of them, from getting my mojo back, to getting into some sort of shape for Glass Slipper and dealing with my feet issues. Thank you for always being inspiring! Happy New Year! I hope you are able to accomplish all of you goals you both have set out!

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    1. Good luck with training Maggie and take it one step at a time. I hope we see you during Princess weekend!

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  6. Happy New Year! I'm so exited to run my first Princess races this year! It's going to be a great 2015!

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    1. The Princess Half was our first big race and we love returning for it almost every year. You will love the atmosphere and fun!

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  7. So fun that you made goals for each other! May you each reach them but most importantly have fun doing it!

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    1. Thanks, that was Christine's idea and I loved it.

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  8. Fantastic goals! I particularly like "Quit looking back at Richmond." It's such a mom thing to tell someone to stop beating themselves up over something and move on. Have a great year, ladies!

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    1. You are right....and I will never stop mothering Christine!

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  9. I love that you two set goals for each other.
    I vote Christine's fall race should be Kiawah, but that is for selfish reasons.

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    1. I'd love to do the half at Kiawah Abby....we will see!

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  10. I love that you both wrote goals for each other! Excited to follow both of you as we enter the New Year, I wish you both the best!

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    1. Thanks Jenny and Happy New Year and happy running in 2015!

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  11. Good luck to both of you ladies this year :). Your blog continues to inspire me each time I read it and I know you'll kill 2015 goals!

    And I agree with Abby about doing Kiawah, mostly because I plan to run that one too!

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    1. Oh I hope we can work Kiawah into our schedule. It would be great to see you and Abby! I have two big races planned, Boston and NYC marathon, so the rest will be fit in around those two.

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  12. Love, love, love these goals for both of you and us! Happy New Year Pam and Christine :)

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Mar. Hope we get to meet in 2015

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  13. These are fantastic goals! Good luck in 2015! :)

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    1. thanks so much Whitney and Happy New Year. This will be your year for the marathon you missed in 2014!

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  14. You guys are awesome. Love how supportive of each other you are! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Sue and here's to a great year of running in 2015!

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  15. Happy New Year! These are great goals and I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for both of you, very exciting! :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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  16. Happy New Year! Can't wait to watch you both achieve your goals this year!

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  17. Love how you set goals for each other. So awesome. I hope you both have the best 2015! Sounds like you have some great plans!

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  18. I love that you have goals for each other as well as for yourselves! Princess is a race I'd love to do at some point in the future so I look forward to hearing about your experience there :) here's to 2015 being a year of healthy and fun running!

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  19. Echoing lots of other comments, but I do love that you've also considered goals for each other - I think sometimes others can see what we need more than we can ourselves!

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