As we start a new year, it is common practice to set some resolutions, or what we at Chafing the Dream like to call RUNolutions. I don’t want to lose the good momentum I have from last year, so I am setting some running goals for 2015:
- Dedicate more time to core workouts. Well, considering I never did core workouts in 2014, just one workout will help meet this goal. A couple of years ago I spent time with a personal trainer and really noticed improvements in my running and overall fitness from simply implementing two core workouts a week.
- Eat a more balanced diet. My diet in 2014 consisted of any meat I could put out on the smoker, pizza, hot wings, and adult beverages. My wife thinks I need to eat more veggies for my own health and to set a better example for our kids. So, that is what I will do–but this will be tougher than actually completing those core workouts.
- Get others involved in running. Through a program known as Students on the GO!, which is affiliated with the GO! St. Louis organization, I am starting to work with high school students several times a week who are training to complete their first half marathon in April. Although the group is small in numbers, these teenagers are very determined. I hope this launches into a larger program at the school.
- Challenge myself in a few new races. I have registered for my first ultra-marathon, a 50K trail race in April. If the training program doesn’t kill me first, I am sure the race will be a memorable experience. I would also like to tackle other races I have never run before, so we will have to see what the calendar offers.
So there you have it, my RUNolutions for 2015. Now that I have written them down (and publically shared them) I must now see them through. Keep up with the blog throughout the year to see how I’m doing, and feel free to call me out when I start to slack off.
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