Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 Goals - The Year of Adventures

Happy New Year! I hope you had a fun and safe New Year's Eve. We just stayed at home and ate some food while watching movies and Breaking Bad (we never jumped on that bandwagon, but AMC has been having a Breaking Bad marathon and it is actually really good!).

Yesterday, I recapped and reviewed my 2014 goals. I accomplished a lot of what I set out to do, half-accomplished some things and just plain didn't achieve others. And that's alright! That's the point of setting yearly goals, it gives me something to strive for and helps me stay focused throughout the year. Sometimes I don't achieve certain goals, but that doesn't mean I didn't give it my all!

2015 is the first year after our Ironman, which is a little bit weird. My goals in the past were always connected to the ultimate goal of 140.6 miles, but this year there won't be an Ironman.

So 2015 is going to be the year of adventures, I'm excited to see what comes our way!

  • Finish a 50K with a smile on my face.
  • Run the entire length (out and back) of the Seneca Trail at one time (approximately 27 miles).
  • PR at least one race distance.  

  • Race and train with friends as much as possible. 
  • Swim a total of 110 miles, bike a total of 3,500 miles and run a total of 1,300 miles. 
  • Race in two new states.
  • Ride around two more of the Finger Lakes.
  • Complete a half Century ride a month. 
  • Complete one Century ride, for fun.  
  • Log swimming, biking and running miles every month. 
  • Support Mike and friends at races I'm not participating in at least twice.
  • Place in my age group at least once.
  • Finish a 70.3 in under 7 hours.
  • Become a Survivor
  • Decide on and register for Ironman #2 (for 2016).
  • Set a course PR at Keuka Lake Intermediate triathlon.
  • Volunteer at a race at least once.
  • Make strength workouts a regular part of our training routine.
  • Remain injury-free.

  • See at least one new lighthouse. 
  • Go hiking in Alaska. 
  • Hike at least one new mountain in Maine. 
  • Hike at least two of the 46 peaks in the Adirondacks.
  • Do one thing, that's not planned for 2015 yet, that "scares" me. 
  • Organize and display our race bibs and medals.
  • Get rid of, donate and/or sell at least 10 items in our house that we no longer use.
  • "Unplug" more often. 

I hope that you will stick around and join me during our "year of adventures"!


  1. Cannot wait to see how your year of adventure goes.

  2. Wow! That's an awesome list! And Alaska? Holy cow, I am jealous! Can't wait to watch you crush all of these goals!

  3. Awww, I want to bike around the Finger Lakes with you!

  4. Love your goals and excited to follow your 2015 adventures!