A couple of December goals

It’s amazing to me to think that we are in the final days of 2016. I feel like the year kicked off a sprint pace and never let up. So now that my race season is over, it’s the perfect time to regroup and refocus before diving into training again. With that in mind, I’m setting just a couple of goals for this month.


Strike a balance….Without a race to focus on, it seems like the perfect time to up my strength game. So the goal is 3 days of strength work and 3 days of running.

Keep a good base….In the past, I have slacked off on my mileage at this time of year, but this time around I’d like to keep my weekly mileage around 18 – 20 miles.

Roll & Stretch….Daily rolling and stretching are necessary, and with things being more low-keyed I can make the time for this. (And my body will thank me for it!)

All things in moderation….I’ve done really well with my weight loss goal this year so why go and blow it in the last month, right? But, I also don’t believe in denial…so I will enjoy all the tempting holiday treats in moderation 🙂

So tell me, how are you planning to wrap-up the year?



  1. Your plan looks like my plan! After the holidays, Becky has me doing a strength cycle again. Looking forward to building back up. I’m also going to be keeping my base until I start marathon training again.
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  2. Looks like a great plan Michelle! I’m not sure how much of a running base I’ll keep with this hamstring but strength and swim were the focus anyway. Yeah this year flew!
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  3. It is crazy that we’re already in December! The year really flew by. You’ve got some great goals for December. Mine are definitely to spend quality time with family and friends but also maintain my base. I’m lucky that I have 2 close friends I run with so I can get both goals in at the same time with them 🙂
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  4. looks like a great plan. I need to get back to daily rolling I was so good for a while.
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…“Tri” ing to Organize my 2017 Race ScheduleMy Profile

  5. Congrats on doing so well with your weight loss this year! I’m down to 2 days a week running with OTF, spinning and 3 days of strength, and I’m ok with that for a while!
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  6. Excellent and realistic goals, Michelle! Happy December 🙂
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