Mid-Year Goals Update

We are at the half way point of the year so, of course, it seems like the perfect time to check in on 2015 goals, right? So I’m linking up again with Erika, Patty and April for Tuesdays on the Run as they invite everyone to join in on the mid-year check-in.

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Back in January, I laid out the following fitness/running goals:

  • Run a 2:15 – 2:20 half marathon — There were no half marathons, or racing of any kind for that matter so I’m still waiting on this one – we’ll see what the fall races bring.
  • Set a new 10-mile PR  — Again, no racing…but I do have the Wicked 10-Miler set for September.
  • 1,000 Miles — Nope – not gonna happen. Once I started tending to my left knee issues I quickly let go of any mileage goals for this year…and I’m ok with that!
  • Continue my strength program — Happy to say I have fully embraced this one! Monthly sessions with Trainer Stacey have helped keep me accountable and on track.
  • Actively manage recovery – Hmm, this one is a mixed bag as I’m still not consistently rolling after runs/workouts, and I haven’t run long enough to require Epsom salt baths, etc.
  • Have fun! — I had a ball running the BAA 5K with my husband and son this spring and am hoping for some fall family racing as well. Coming back from injury has slowed my roll a bit, but there are lots of fun blogger meet-ups, Black Girls Run group runs, and destination races on the horizon!
  • Be kinder to myself — this one is still a work in progress for me. Rebuilding mileage has been a slow process and I’m generally not a patient person.

It probably goes without saying that I was hoping to be further along in some of my goals by this point. But, I’m thrilled to be on the other side of the injury and working my way back. I’m itching to shake things up to help re-capture that running fire — taking a step back from running has a way of making you re-access things —  but still haven’t quite put my finger on what that “shake-up” will be. Looking forward to seeing what the second half of the year brings!

So, of course I have to ask – how are you doing with your 2015 goals?




  1. Deep Breath. …. I think I’m doing pretty well with my 2015 goals. I just reviewed them. This motivated me to check them, and I would say they are in progress. They are definitely not done, but I’ve made good progress, and I’m happy where I’m at in the 2015 journey! 🙂
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  2. April @ RunTheGreatWideSomewhere says:

    It’s tough when you have to reset the goals but it sounds like you’ve made the right call! I hope the rest of your year goes awesome!

  3. It just goes to show: one just never knows what lies ahead with this running thing. I’m glad you have answers on your knee and are able to move forward. Nice job on the strength work!
    If I recall, my only real goal for the first half of the year was learning to swim enough to complete a tri. Check!
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  4. I can’t wait to get rid of this nagging injury and see where I end up pace wise. I may be sharing your half marathon goal!

  5. Looking forward to what the remainder of 2015 is in store for you (hopefully injury free). Goal wise – I think I am so-so, haven’t reached all my time goals (last year was a different story), but I know I need to reset my expectations a bit.
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  6. I got through my spring races and hope to be back in action for the fall!
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  7. Most important point here: that you are on the other side of that injury, as you said. Now you can “catch up” on some of those running goals. Well done!
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  8. So happy to hear you are on the other side of injury! You are doing great with your goals, the running will come back. I love how you ended with “be kind to yourself”. That is so very important.
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  9. I’m all for having fun and we can all be a little kinder to ourselves. I had the realization that I will never be chosen for the olympic team or be featured on Sports Illustrated so I might as well enjoy myself 🙂
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  10. I would love to run a 2:15-2:20 half marathon too! Maybe at the fall Rock N Roll races! 🙂
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