5 Fitness Goals

Happy Friday!  It’s been a busy, busy week!  

almost all packed up!

almost all packed up!

This week I decided to participate in the Friday Five Link Up hosted by Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar on the Run.  I really enjoy reading these gals’ blogs and thought it would be a fun way to end the week.

DC_linkupThis week’s theme is “5 Fitness Goals.”

1.  Get Stronger.  I’m currently in Stage 1 of The New Rules of Lifting for Women and loving it.  Even though this week was a bust and I didn’t get to lift at all (I’m going to go with 9-10 hour work days and packing up our apartment as my workouts this week!), I plan on picking up right where I left off tomorrow morning.

from last weekend's 5k…race report coming soon!

from last weekend’s 5k…race report coming soon!

2.  Get Faster.  I have some running goals, both long and short-term, and speed is numero uno on my list.   I want a PR this year, particularly in the 10K distance and hopefully sub-50 minutes.   I was thisclose to sub-50 in 2012 at the Wicked 10K, but marathon training and injury has set me back big time.  This summer will be devoted to speed work, but first I need to…

3.  Get Healthy.  I’m still getting a little soreness to my left IT band after running, but at least there’s no true pain.  I am confident lifting and gradually increasing my mileage will get me there.

sunrise runs are the best

sunrise runs are the best

4.  Get Moving Early.  One of my major goals this spring/summer is to run in the morning.  We are moving in 5 days to a new apartment that has a running path right outside the door, so this should be an attainable goal.  Also, I love the second wind I get around 3pm after running that morning, and I sleep so much better :)

need to start making time for mat time!

need to start making time for mat time!

5.  Get Flexible.  I’m the queen of inflexibility, especially in my hamstrings.  I need to start doing something to stretch, whether it’s (duh) basic stretching or yoga, I’ve gotta get it done.

So there are my 5 fitness goals, what is one of yours?


13 thoughts on “5 Fitness Goals

  1. My biggest goal on my Friday Five list is to get a stronger core. Hopefully that will help improve my running too, especially finishing races strong!

  2. Oh man I could definitely use some work on all of those things–especially flexibility. I’m the least bendy person ever and definitely want to do more yoga to fix that.

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