These were my goals for 2016:
> Do at least one strength workouts per week.
I'd say I accomplished this more than 75 percent of the year, which is a huge improvement from the previous year.
> Once the weather is nice, go on at least two bike rides per month.
I only rode my bike about a handful of times this past year, but at least she got to go on one large journey - RAGBRAI.
> Complete one race each month, including one race in a different state.
I did this. Except for the different state part. I ended up completing 14 races, including 10 5Ks, one 10K, and one 8K.
January - Commitment Run 5K
February - Red Flannel Run
March - Leprechaun Chase 10K
April - Loop the Lake 8K and 80s/90s 5K
May - Woofin' It 5K
June - Run to Exile 5K
July - 5! on the 4th and Diva Dash 5K
August - Get Your Rear in Gear 5K
September -Virtual 5K
October - Superhero 5K
November - DSM Turkey Trot 5K
December - Jingle Bell Run 5K
Here are my fitness goals for 2017:
> Do more yoga.
Every time I do yoga, I enjoy it. But I haven't made it a consistent part of my routine. I think my body and mind would be grateful if I added it into the weekly rotation.
> Conquer push-ups.
These are my least favorite workout move. Ever. I think it's because my upper body and core are so weak. But maybe with this goal, I can work on strengthening those areas. I'm going to aim for being able to do 37 (for the age I'm turning this year) on my toes without stopping.
> Join or find a running group.
My race budget is going to be much smaller in the new year (I just have too many other things to take care of), but I want to keep running. I think having a group would give me accountability, support, and maybe even a bit of a challenge.
What are your fitness goals for the new year?
Another note -- I will be moving my fitness posts to Sunday in solidarity with Holly.