Happy New Year everyone!
The race calendar is already filling up for 2017 and I'm excited to push myself even further this year. Although I've never been huge on resolutions, I have some goals for 2017:
Run a sub 2:45 half marathon
- The United Airlines NYC Half in March is ideal for this - the second half is flat, I'm familiar with the course, and the cold motivates me to run faster. The Airbnb Brooklyn Half in May is also a good candidate for similar reasons.
Run a sub 6:00 full marathon in Chicago
- I feel confident that I can make this happen. Chicago is far flatter than New York and mentally I will come into my second marathon better prepared. I have friends running and family traveling to cheer me on, so I won't be alone in a strange city!
Practice more yoga
- I have practiced yoga sporadically throughout the last several years and always feel much better when I do. I am going to Tulum, Mexico for a week later this month on a yoga retreat and hope that will kickstart some better habits. I can't wait for the free yoga sessions at my local park to start up again in spring.
Read 52 books
As an aside, I have also updated the fundraising link on this site for my Chicago Marathon fundraising page. My goal is to raise $1,000 for Team for Kids. I hope you'll join me in supporting this fantastic organization!