Monday, July 1, 2013

2013 Goals - Halfway There

How is it July 1st already? Time flies!

I'm going to do the same thing that I did last year with my goals, and re-vist/re-evaluate them now that we are halfway through the year. I don't think I am going to accomplish as many of my goals as I did last year, but there still is plenty of time.


  • Run a smarter and faster marathon than Wineglass. Check, the Cleveland Marathon.
  • Run a sub-5 hour marathon, at least once. Check, my current PR is 4:46:58
  • Run a sub-2 hour half marathon. I WILL do this if it is the only thing I accomplish in 2013. Working on this, my sub-2 attempt is in September.
  • PR in the 5K with a 24:xx time. Not yet, but we might race a 5K in a few weeks.
  • PR in the 10K with a 53:xx time. Not yet, I ran a PR of 54:42 in Boston.
  • Run a 30K, automatic PR. Check! Around the Bay 30K completed.
  • Finish a marathon with Mike by my side. He might need some convincing but I hope he will run the MDI marathon next to me, rather than ahead of me. Not yet, I'm still working on this.


  • Run at least two races with friends by my side, whether I am pacing them, they are pacing me or it is just for fun. Check! We paced Crystal at her marathon and Amber paced me at Flower City half.
  • Participate in at least three running relays, gotta keep up my status as a relayniac! This is probably not going to happen, we've done one so far and have one scheduled.
  • Race in at least two new states.  Halfway there, Ohio is done and we have Vermont and Maine scheduled.
  • Volunteer at a race at least once. We will be volunteering in three weeks.
  • Be Mike's cheerleader at a race where only he is participating.  He did this twice for me this year and I need to return the favor, hopefully he picks a race that I won't be too jealous I'm not running! Does the Corporate Challenge count? This may happen if he doesn't do Musselman.
  • Run 1,500 miles for the year. I'm currently at a little over 610 miles, I don't think I'll hit 1,500 it may be closer to 1,300 miles.
  • Race at least 13 times, I'm doing 13 in 2013 (variety of distances). So far I have raced 9 times this year and we have five more races we are registered for.
  • Run another trail race. Not yet and we don't have one planned. 


  • Complete a 70.3 distance triathlon, with a smile on my face. On my way there, Musselman is in less than two weeks!
  • Participate in at least four USAT sanctioned events. This is mainly so that becoming a USAT member was worth it! So far we have done two events with two more scheduled.
  • Compete in a cycling-only event. Most likely not happening this year.
  • Compete in a triathlon on a relay team. We are registered to do the HITS Hunter Mountain 70.3 relay with Crystal. I'll swim, Mike will bike and Crystal will run.

  • Go for a group bike ride. I'm counting my 60 mile ride with Solveig as a "group" ride.
  • Ride around at least two more of the Finger Lakes. Not yet, but I know we will.
  • Become comfortable with general maintenance of my bike, and buy accessories that we need for them. We bought new bikes, so I am not comfortable with it yet.
  • Become faster on the bike, my weakest leg of the triathlon. Check, but I can still be faster!
  • Swim, bike and run a total of 2,013 miles for the year (with my goal of 1,500 for running that means I need to swim and bike a total of 513 miles). I will achieve this most likely, I am at a total of 1,631.78 miles so far. 

  • Remain injury free! I think this is a yearly goal. Other than some hip issues after our marathon, so far so good.
  • Organize and display our race bibs and medals. Halfway there! I put our bibs on a bib display board.
  • Start scrapbooking our running/triathlon journey.  I fell off the wagon with scrapbooking and hopefully this will get me back in the groove! Not yet.
  • Strength train as much as possible. We were doing well before 70.3 training started and we'll start back up in the late fall/winter. 
So I guess overall I am doing pretty well. There are a few goals that I probably will not complete and the 1,500 running mile goal is going to be hard to achieve. As long as I am well over 1,000 miles I will be happy and I'll try for 1,500 miles again next year!

How are you doing with your goals?


  1. Wow, you have accomplish a lot of your 2013 goals so far. Good luck with the 70.3, I can't wait to read the recap!

  2. Great job so far on your goals Jamie. I am looking forward to reading about your first 70.3

  3. Great job! Moving right along through the year. I need to take a moment and reflect on my goals. I know I'm slacking in some areas, but less in others.

  4. Wow so many goals! And you're doing great! Here's to an equally awesome second half. Gosh time flies.

  5. You're doing a great job accomplishing your goals! I need to look back at my goals and see how I'm doing in the big picture and not just running goals :)

  6. I'm so excited for Musselman--on your behalf of course! ;)

  7. HEY NOW, Mike, you, and Me went for windy, short group bike ride!!! ;)

    You are amazing. I can't believe all of your goals and how you've already crushed so many. I will be pleased if I get my few goals for the year. ha! I REALLY hope to cheer you on in person at MM, but if that doesn't happen than you know I'll be there in heart. Plus I'm hoping Amber will keep me updated. ha!

    Keep up the epic work friend.

    1. Haha I did think of our group ride after I wrote the post, when I do my year review it will be there I promise!! That's more of a group ride anyway :)

      I hope you can make it, but yes if not I will be thinking of you anyway! :)

  8. Will you be volunteering at the 0 SPF trail 1/2? If so, I'll look for you!

  9. Your goals are really similar to mine! I am about to train for my first full so that goal is to just finish!
    But I just completed my first sub-2 half and I'm chasing a sub 24 minute 5k....I'll get there!
    Good luck to you in your goals!

  10. I am absolutely amazed at your ambitious goals and how you're knockin' them out the park. Way to go :) I defintiely have a 5k PR on list this fall/winter. I've only run one actual 5k race that was timed when I first started running so I would love to see my PR in the low 20's!

  11. Wow. You have such amazing goals and are done with so many of them already. I am shooting for injury free at some point and a 5K PR next week and marathon PR this fall!

  12. You are well on your way to your goals- awesome!!