2 Goals I Did Not Meet In 2013

While you are probably thinking re-qualify for Boston or PR in the marathon, you are on the right track with running.

Goal #1: Run 2,500 miles

One of my goals I set was to run 2,500 miles. I used to do this fairly easily up until the IT band monster struck. This year I was finally feeling well enough to push my training a little more and thought I had a good chance at hitting that goal. It’s about 48 miles a week.

Park2Park_Jess9After asthma attacks all summer and illness after illness this year (Allergies, colds, bronchitis, strep, and costochondritis) my running goal slipped away. I still managed to PR in the half which I was very happy about. However, my ending mileage for the year was only 1,284.9. I’m sure I may have missed logging a run here or there and probably didn’t log the miles I ran on our honeymoon. But I look at that and it’s only 24.7 miles a week!

Goal #2: Read 24 books

Actually I’ve set this goal for myself multiple times but don’t ever hit it. However, this year I got a kindle for my birthday so maybe that will get me to read more. Don’t get me wrong I read A LOT! I read at work most of the day and I read blogs almost daily so sometimes I just run out of time to read. Sometimes I just can’t read anymore and just want to veg out on some TV time.

This year I made it through 14 books, I keep track of my books in Good Reads. My Mom got me hooked on the House of Night Series so I read books 1-7. I read the Eve series (3 books) which I loved! I read the Kill Order to finish off the Maze Runner Series. I read the City of Bones because I heard the movie is coming out soon and wanted to read the book before the movie. I finished off the Divergent series and read Allegiant, can you tell I like series. I also polished off the last 2 Gillian Flynn novels Dark Places and Sharp Objects, I love how descriptive Gillian Flynn is but I find her books extremely predictable.

Bodhi also likes when I curl up with a book

Bodhi also likes when I curl up with a book

So I am not one who makes New Years Resolutions normally. I prefer to set a goal and get to it and once I get that goal I set a new one. So for 2014 my goals are to run 2,500 miles and to read 24 books.

Do you set New Years Resolutions or have any random goals?

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About Jessica M.

30 year old runner from Cleveland, OH. I am an avid runner, marathon maniac and Boston Marathoner. I have completed 11 marathons and am an Offficial Blogger for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. I enjoy traveling, running, Nike Lunar Glides, baking, reading, sno cones, anything pumpkin flavored, swedish fish, Kinder chocolates, racing, marshmallows, my amazing husband and our puppy Bodhi. Contact me at: MojaMala2blog@gmail.com
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4 Responses to 2 Goals I Did Not Meet In 2013

  1. Congrats on the miles you DID get it! I bad at reading….need to get better this year! I’m going to add read X number of blogs per week. Happy 2014!

  2. annarnorris says:

    I read a little more than half of “Sharo Objects” but failed to get the book back to the library on time to renew before it was overdue (fail!). I need to download it on my kindle app so I can finish reading it. I really did enjoy it and want to know who the killer is!

  3. olivetorun says:

    Nice work on running in 2013.. even with IT band issues.
    I set goals, not resolutions and this year I am focusing on one word daily to help push myself out of my comfort zone.

  4. Pingback: Fingers on pages, 24 books this year… | Am I There Yet

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