Happy New Year! I hope you had a marvelous time ringing in 2016! We arrived back in Ottawa today after a week and a half in Montreal and Halifax. From Christmas with my family, to New Years with G's family, I'm definitely feeling recharged and ready to get started with 2016!
To kick it off, I'm taking part in Run Ottawa's run streak #ROrunstreak. Basically, you need to run at least 1.5km every day from January 1st to the 31st. I squeezed in my first 2km on New Years Day and 8km today in Halifax before heading to the airport. I'll admit, I've never done a run streak before, but I'm excited for this challenge. Who knows, maybe I'll keep the streak going.
I'm pretty fired up for what 2016 holds. Besides our wedding (!) in September, I'm going to focus on chiseling my race times down some more. I've done a lot of thinking about my DREAM BIG goal of Boston, and know that I will get there with commitment to *relentless forward motion* (regardless of how big or small those steps are). So for 2016, I'm chasing a 3:45 marathon and a 1:40 half marathon. I know I have these times in me. Time. To. Get. To. Work.
Outside of running, I'm going to aim to strength train at least 3 times a week. I'm also going to focus more on my nutrition and will aim to cook and bake two new recipes a month (four recipes total). Beyond that, I'm going to take my coffee to work at least 4 days a week. That last one may be the one that kills me.
So with that said, this week I'll start training for the Ottawa Marathon. Eeek. It makes me SO happy to be back in marathon training mode. While I've enjoyed the time off, I love the structure of my marathon training.
If you use Strava, I'd love to connect! Find me here. I'll be posting my training for upcoming races. If you're training for the Ottawa Marathon, there's a Strava group to connect to connect with other runners.
Let's do this 2016!!