Here's to 2015 - This is the year I Run Confidently
Last fall was a big step for me in my post-collegiate career but last fall was last fall and its now 2015. I can't rest on previous accomplishments and I cant expect for this season to come easy. I like to feel like each season I am starting from scratch working my way back up from nothing with no expectations just goals. So now after a long holiday season of family and lots and lots of eating..I am now regaining my focus and getting my butt back in the gym. To take it a step further I purchased myself one of Lauren Fleshman's Believe Training Journals to push myself a bit further. If there is one thing I have learned from my tough year last year its goal setting and planning! So what's up for this spring? So far its a bit undecided but I do have two goal races beginning with the Gate River Run in Jacksonville on March 14th and then US Outdoor Nationals in June. I plan on doing a 5k in mid February to get myself tuned up going into Gate RIver and then the rest of the spring its back on the track! I am toying with running Raleigh Relays and/or heading out to Stanford. Ultimately I want to do whatever it takes to get myself to Eugene. Whether I qualify in the 10 or the 5 I don't care I just want to be there! I have heard great things about that track but sadly never got the opportunity while in college. My last season at NC State was my one opportunity to run NCAA nationals in Oregon but the pressure got to me and I ended my collegiate career just short of qualifying for nationals. Nonetheless I am going to really work hard this season to be smart and get the work in. My words of wisdom for this season, "Take the "small" that God has trusted you with and make it a success. Each little success will eventually lead to a big success."
February 14th - Sweetheart 5k in Rocky Mount, NC
March 14th - Gate River Run, Jacksonville FL*
March 28th Raleigh Relays - 10k or 5k
April 3rd - Stanford Invitational (maybe), Palo Alto, CA
May 2nd - Payton Jordan Invitational, Palo Alto, CA OR May 3rd - The Rocket Mile, Rocky Mount, NC
June 26-28th - US Outdoor Nationals*
July 25th - Beat the Heat, Winston Salem, NC
August - Sir Walter Mile
There may be some other races in there but so far this is the plan! Here's to 2015!