Training Goals for 2015: I’m Gonna Run A….!

Let’s talk goals! Last week a reader asked what my goals were, both in regards to workouts and body goals. It was such a great question that I wanted to chat about it with all of you, not only to keep you guys up to date, but also to keep myself attainable.

My biggest goals are of course focused around my training. This fall I tackled a 10k, and it was an amazing feeling. About a month ago after passing by our city’s 1/2 marathon course, I felt motivated to push beyond what I felt I was capable of, which means next year I am going for a 1/2 marathon! After my 10k, my friends and brother both asked what was next, and at the time, I told them I just wanted to soak up that accomplishment, but I changed my mind quickly.


Runner’s Alley, our local running store has a beginner’s fall 1/2 marathon training program for $149. It includes a 13 week training program, with the following included:


It’s a great deal, and I trust these guys so much, that I know I won’t fail. So the 1/2 marathon is my big goal of 2015, and with it being about 9-ish months away, it means I have a lot of time to really get my body in better 1/2 marathon condition. So now towards my body goals. I will continue to work with my “macro” coach, and will aim to really tone up and shed unnecessary body fat. It’s as simple as toning up, getting stronger, and being healthier than I am today. I do not think it is necessarily healthy or realistic to set goals that are so number specific, so mine are more broad, which I think won’t cause stress in working towards.

Mini goals of course are to continue running in possibly 1 race a month. Jaime did that this year, and I thought that it was such a great and fun accomplishment! I’d like to tackle a few additional 10ks next year, along with a 10 mile race, leading up to the 1/2 marathon.


2014 was such a fantastic year, and I am just so stinkin’ excited to see what 2015 has in store for me! :)

What are your training goals for 2015? Or any goal in general. Tell me!

Another goal: don’t be a grandma every single night.


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Target 4 Times This Weekend

Wow, well this weekend proved how boring I can be during the cold season. I will skip all of the ultra boring parts, and just ramble on about the few things that I did do.

Saturday I had absolutely zero motivation for anything productive. I think the only thing I did that was worth mentioning was that I finally caved and bought the new iPhone 6. I dragged my Dad along because I need a man […] Continue Reading…

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4 Words Per Picture. Dear Santa

Hello & happy Friday! After a few difficulties getting yesterday’s blog post scheduled, I decided to just recap Wednesday and Thursday with pictures and 4 word recaps. Here we go!


I can’t help it.

Lunch & side of ketchup.

Book transition & dirty beanie.

Bedtime stories for Nessie.

Washing out self tanner.

Thats plain greek yogurt.

6am. Should be sleeping.

Walked INTO the treadmill.

Perfume. Result of lunges.

Huge ass hacky sack.

Well that’s a letdown.

Santa, please bring me…are you doing What are you doing this weekend?

NOTHING, WOO! […] Continue Reading…

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4 & 5 Things About Me Survey

With no appetite thanks to feeling like I had the stomach bug yesterday, and lack of motivation in the food department, today there won’t be the typical What I Ate Wednesday post. We will pick back up with that link-up next week, so instead, I decided to participate in the latest survey to hit the blogosphere!
Four Names That People Call Me (Other Than My Real Name – Alison

Al — oddly enough, it’s usually men […] Continue Reading…

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Wearing the Monday Blues & How I Don’t Die of Boredom on the Stairmaster

The Monday blues were in full effect yesterday. I rocked my new thermal Duke blue scarf yesterday, along with dark wash jeans, and my blue TOMs. I refuse to admit that the cold weather is here and am wearing these until snow becomes the norm.

Yesterday’s snack –> 4 oz of turkey, 1 perfectly-cooked hard-boiled egg, and 2 oz sweet potatoes.

Yesterday was a rest day for me, so I tried to keep as busy as […] Continue Reading…

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A Fabulous Weekend

What a wonderful, wonderful weekend. It’s funny how when you actually surround yourself with amazing people, good times ensue. :)

I kicked off my weekend on Friday by heading to my cousin, Lindze’s house, to spend the evening with her, her husband Mike, and their son, Lucas. A face you know all too well on this blog. 

While momma cooked us tacos, we tried to play in the living room, but Lucas has a new obsession […] Continue Reading…

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Getting My Mojo Back

I got my mojo back yesterday, and it was really nice.

I finally made it back to CrossFit after about 9 days off. Not good Allie, not good. Yesterday I switched my membership package from unlimited classes a week, to 3 classes per week. This will get me back into the classes, stay accountable, andddddd I save $15 each month, which means I can increase my monthly car payment to get rid of that cloud of […] Continue Reading…

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WIAW: Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars OMG!
pencils and pancakes granola bars

So I am really glad that we all agree that when it comes to Petco (future) boyfriend, that it’s fate. First I see him at Petco, and then smack dab at the gym. I have decided that I am going to buy a goldfish each week. Why can’t he work at a normal retail store like Target. No one ever needs a reason to go there. That or I will just bring Kip to the […] Continue Reading…

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It Was a Really Good Monday

Mondays are meant for staying wrapped up under your blankets and covers.

Not waking up at 5:20 am and going to CrossFit and having to do thrusters. Thrusters on a Monday. No. I had planned to, but when I woke with my alarm, my body said no. And so I threw sparkles and jewels on, and went to work.

On Sunday I headed to Target to spoil myself with a gift card I received for Halloween […] Continue Reading…

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Weekend Recap: Find the Good

Hey guys, long time no talk! I apologize for being absent from the blog on Friday. I had a really bad end of the work week, and the last thing I wanted to do was blog, so I took time to just relax and step away from technology. All is as good as it can be, so let’s talk the weekend!

Friday was as single white girl as you get. I believe I spent it watching […] Continue Reading…

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