Friday Five – What’s Ahead For 2019?

It’s Friday so I’m also linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.

My Topic this week is: Looking Ahead to 2019

So last week, I assessed my running in 2018 in hopes of planning out 2019.

This was my 2018 Assessment:


Healthy Miles, Quality and Successful Racing, Consistency


Goals, Strength Training, Speed, Leaving my Comfort Zone

Well, change is not easy.

Here’s what I have planned:

1. Run 1000 miles.

It’s just a number.  But that number means two things to me.  I have been running consistently all year and that I have not been injured.
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2. Take some yoga classes.

I’m not good at yoga. I have zero flexibility. But it is relaxing and my life is not. So I think it will help me both mentally and physically.


3. Do some strength or cross training.

I hope to play more tennis starting in June but I do have access to a local free gym. I’d like to get there on some of my rest days.
4. Train seriously for One Race.

Not sure which one but I have already registered for five half marathons so maybe the local one. Or maybe a 5k.

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5. And finally…. Finish a 26.2 mile race.

Yes, you heard that right. I haven’t registered yet (next week) but it seems crazy not to take advantage of qualifying for this year’s NYC Marathon.

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I hope that I can convince some local runners to help me train and some other runners (yes, you bloggers) to meet me in NYC on Nov. 3).

I have also considered registering and then deferring until 2020.

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So there you have it. My plans for 2019 are written.  Now I have to execute them.  Stay tuned for periodic progress reports.

Happy Running!  Any goals or plans for 2019? Please share.

42 thoughts on “Friday Five – What’s Ahead For 2019?

  1. I was wondering if you were going to take advantage of running the NYC! Good for you! I concur on yoga. I am not good at it at all but it makes me feel good and relaxed. It’s a nice compliment to running


  2. I’m planning on running 1,000 miles also. I only ran about 850 last year, so it is a real challenge. Every time I run 10 miles I tell my self that’s 1% towards my goal!
    I’ve also got this crazy idea to run 12 half marathons. That may be the real stretch goal for 2019.

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