Happy New Year!!
I love the start of the New Year. There is something so exciting and invigorating about setting goals for the next 365 days and hearing about all the goals others have set.
13 has always been a lucky number for me (it was my high school basketball number for a few years), I decided to create my #Lucky13 Fitness Goals. Some of them are the same goals as I had for 2012…I found out I was pregnant only a few weeks into 2012 and so almost all of my fitness-related goals had to be postponed until post-baby.
1. Complete 50 miler: JFK 50 miler (Nov 16) This was one of my 2012 goals but pregnancy put it on hold. The JFK 50 miler is the largest 50 miler in the world (over 1,000 finishers) and I have heard nothing but amazing things about the entire race experience. I ran my first ultra distance in 2010 and my first ultra race in 2011 and have been itching to do another one. Current distance PR: 60k (37.2 miles) in 5:41 (Knickerbocker 60k, 2011)
2. Sub-3:10 Marathon: NJ Marathon (May 5) I was able to defer this race last year when I found out I was pregnant. Taking 11 minutes off my previous PR may seem a bit of a stretch – but I haven’t actually “raced” a marathon since 2009 – between training for my first ultra, two pregnancies/childbirths, and the Foot Locker 5 Borough Challenge, racing a marathon never seemed to be in the cards for me. Current PR: 3:21:32 (Boston, 2009)