Before the year started, I composed some goals that I would like to reach this year. And since it is the halfway point of 2014, I decided that it would be a good time to look at them once again. Consider this an accountability exercise.
- Run a Marathon. This was not an exact goal since the marathon was 12 days into the year, but it was my first marathon and warrants some mention.
- Redeem My Germantown Half Marathon. I did not exactly set a land speed record this year, but I was not injured and I did complete the race, so this goal is complete!
- Become a Tough Mudder and a Spartan. 50% complete with the Tampa Special Ops Spartan Sprint in February. I ended up missing the Tough Mudder event in June.
- Try New Races. So far this year I have run in 11 new (to me) races. There was a full marathon, a Spartan Race, 10 nautical miler, and multiple half marathons.
- Run More Half Marathons in 2014 Than My Entire Life Prior. Speaking ofhalf marathons, so far in 2014, I have completed 5 half marathons which is the same number for my entire life prior to this year. And with 6 more half marathons on the horizon, I should have a couple of chances to eviscerate this goal.
- Run At Least 1,000 Miles. Well, at this point to be on pace for this goal I should be at 500 miles. I am actually at 439.09, so I am 60.91 miles short, so I will need to pick it up in the second half of the year to reach this goal. February, March, April, and June were all sub-par months. I need to average 93.485 miles per month for the next 6 months to reach 1,000.
- Focus On Cross Training. By joining the USMC Fitness Boot Camp, this goal will be realized by the year’s end, I just have to stick with it.
- Continue My Race a Month Schedule. So far in 2014 I am 6 for 6, so this goal is going strong. And I have already paid for at least 1 race in each of the next 6 months, so it is all on me now.
- Complete At Least One Pull Up. Well, this goal has been completely ignored. I am no closer today that I was at the beginning of the year. Completing this goal is not looking good, but there are still 6 months left to realize it.
After looking at the data, 2014 has gone rather strongly for me, even if my running times have been somewhat lackluster. There are some areas that I have lagged, but I have realized quite a few goals as well. With a few tweaks and adjustments, I should be able to improve on my 2014 results.