Now that this new year has begun – let’s talk about what you want to do with it! I always love January… fresh starts and high hopes!! I’ve laid out a few goals I have for myself for 2018 – including one BIG one that comes with a Run the Edge Run the Year 2018 Promo Code– and would love to hear yours as well!
- Jan 2 – Goals for 2018
- Jan 9 – Running guilty pleasure
- Jan 16 – Predictions for 2018 in January
- Jan 23 – Show me your shoes
- Jan 30 – Favorite hometown race
- Feb 6 – What’s your fuel of choice?
- Feb 13 – Running Valentine – what you love about running the most
- Feb 21- least favorite part of running
My Running Goals for 2018
New year, new goals.
Last year, my goal was to just run. I had a love/hate relationship running through two back-to-back pregnancies and really started to hate running while training for The Dopey Challenge in 2017.
So, I just wanted to keep it up.
And I did! Kind of.
Whatever, I’m still running so it was a success!
This year, I want to make some actual goals. So at the end of the year, I can look back and see what exactly I have accomplished!
1) Not die during the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon
My training has been sooooooo less than stellar. I was able to get in one 10 mile/20 mile back to back training run, so I am confident that I won’t die. But you never know.
I know I will finish this race (races) in the upright position and I will be super proud of my accomplishment.
However, I am kicking myself for, once again, not properly training and preparing for a HUGE race.
A part of me wants to sign up for 2019 so I can do it the right way – but that’s what I did for THIS year after LAST year and it didn’t quite go as planned.
2) Shave a minute off of my average per-mile pace
Right now, I’m anywhere between a 12-minute mile and a 14-minute mile.
Back o’ the pack! Represent!
I’d like to see that change – just a little bit.
If at the end of the year I am averaging 11-minute mile to 13-minute mile… that will be a huge success for me!
I’m planning on adding some more strength training and trying to really mix up my workouts, especially over the summer. If I want things to change, then I need to change up what I’m doing, amiright?! Which leads me to my next goal…
3) Do more non-running fitness activities
It’s a running goal, but not a running goal.
I know that my running will benefit a LOT from mixing up my fitness routine.
I just don’t know what I want to do!
I used to be the workout DVD QUEEN – but our new house doesn’t really have a good “place” for me to do it, so I have been using that as an excuse.
Time to whip out some old DVDs and get to work.
My gym also has so many classes, and I can even take my kids to the daycare there… so I am really running out of excuses!
I also want to try to do more yoga – for the body AND the mind.
4) Run more non-Disney races
Blasphemy – I know!!! But it’s true. I really want to mix up my race schedule and do MORE!
I am already signed up for Rock-n-Roll Dallas, and have my sights set on New Orleans, San Antonio, Vegas… and maybe even Seattle! Stay tuned here, I will have discount codes for you to join in on the Rock-n-Roll fun, too!
I also want to participate in more local races. DFW has a lot to offer, and I need to take advantage of that!
5) 2018 in 2018
THIS one is the BIG one!
I am so so so excited about this.
Patty and I – along with 2 other friends – are going to run 2018 miles in 2018.
Yes, that’s right. 2018 MILES. That’s a big deal for this average runner…
Run the Edge is this awesome company that puts together these virtual challenges each year. This year, we are ON BOARD and have partnered with them for 2018 in 2018.
You can read about our partnership with Run the Edge Run the Year 2018 Virtual Race here.
They even have some additional perks for this year you can take advantage of:
- Updated tracker allows you to follow other teams and individuals (like us!!!!! get your team together and let’s get to work!!)
- Customize who you see and follow in the tracker
- An interactive poster to track your progress
- New and completely awesome motivation/finisher medal
- Legacy Coins (get one for each year you participate)
- FREE training plans from 5K to marathon
- NEW quarterly resets with Simple Green Smoothies (get a custom smoothie plan every quarter just for Run The Year participants)
- More motivation and community support than ever!
I am SO STINKING EXCITED about this – so please sign up and we can run 2018 in 2018 together! Psst… we have a Run the Edge Run the Year 2018 Promo Code too!
Here’s how YOU can sign up:
Step 1: Register
Each participant MUST register individually for Run The Year 2018. You will connect with partners and teams in the tracker after registration! Registration is still open and available – there is no deadline to register.
Step 1 Part Two: Use Our Code!
Use the Run the Year 2018 promo code NOGUILT2018 when you register so we can all run together!
Plus – using our code will save you $5 on your registration.
Step 2: Join The Community
Join Run The Year 2018’s private Facebook group for motivation and encouragement all year long. There will be a link to the Facebook group in your registration confirmation.
Step 3: Log In To Mileage Tracker
Log into the Mileage Tracker to begin tracking your miles. The tracker makes it super fun to enter your miles manually or sync with Garmin and Fitbit. You can also create or join a team from inside the tracker starting January 1st. Earn Milestone Bibs and use the tracker on your computer, tablet, and mobile device.
Step 4: Bask In Your Glory
When you (and your team) have completed this challenge you will have covered miles equal to 77 MARATHONS! You can’t help but be in the best shape of your life! Check out their FAQ Page for more information.
Sarah is a minivan driving, coffee drinking, runDisney running, business owning, Netflix watching, mother of two little girls. She married her big burly husband, Brandon, 8 years ago in a small chapel in Maui. Then she had 2 babies in 2 years – Evelyn and Olivia. She lives way too close to her parents, and her toenails are always painted red.