Running Goals for 2013

I’m not sure “resolutions” is the word, but I do have several goals for 2013 and beyond. However, I think that fitness goals are easier to quantify than others (because how do you measure “be a better person”?), so here are a few of my fitness goals for 2013.

For starters, I’m trying out a Title Boxing Club class tonight with a friend, and I’m thinking about joining. I’ve heard the classes are pretty good cross training for runners. I’ve also heard they are fairly intense workouts, so we’ll see if I can handle it!

Upcoming races I’m signed up for:

Chocolate Rush 5K in February
Diva Dash 5K in March
Rock the Parkway 5K in April
(Anybody want to do any of these with me?)

My first goal is to get my 5K time under 30 minutes. This was also a goal of 2012, but my best time so far is 30:45. (lol, right?)

Another goal is to run this 10K in April.

The truth is that I’m kind of dreaming of a half-marathon in October, but I’m really not sure it’s possible this year. I don’t run more than 12-14 miles a week, so I’m not too confident I could run 13.1 miles in one day.

I’m still really slow, and it seems no matter what I do my body just won’t go faster than a 10:30 or 11 min mile. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that on the Internet. It bothers me that I’m not really competitive in races — that I’ve been consistently doing this for about a year and a half, and most beginners run faster than me.

But I also need to remember that I’ve come a long way.

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6 thoughts on “Running Goals for 2013

  1. You look GREAT, Erin! I love your blonde hair too! I think that the fact that you can run a 5k without stopping is an amazing accomplishment since I can’t remember the last time I could run even half of a mile without stopping, even when I was sort of in shape (stupid asthma). Keep up the good work and you’ll get there girl!

  2. I don’t know why I am just now seeing this blog but it is amazing! You are amazing! I feel the same way though about pace. My body doesn’t like to go much faster than 10-10:30 minute miles either. I think a half marathon would be so fun for you! I know you can do it! My only advice lol… Don’t do your first one focusing on time. It makes it a lot less fun! You have come so far, and you look happy and healthy! Congrats girl! I am proud of you!

    1. Thanks, Caitlin! I definitely would not be worried about the time if I do take on a half marathon. Just finishing would be incredible! I guess I just thought after five 5K races, my time would be better in that distance, but oh well. I’ve still come a long way! Hope wedding planning and all that is going well!Thanks for the encouragement! 🙂

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