Friday, December 23, 2016

Five Things Friday - 12.23

There is only one Friday left in 2016! Wow, what a year! I've been highlighting some of my favorite blog things of 2016 the past few weeks, but I think it's time to look to 2017.

I made no goals for 2016 except to have new experiences and tons of fun. I accomplished that easily. I talked before how the end of 2016 made me feel like I wasted an awesome end of 2015 with not racing in 2016. It's been really hard to make goals for 2017 when you go a whole year without them. So, here are my five goals for 2017!

1. 1,000 miles - I want to get back to an actual distance goal in 2017. I have no idea what my end number of 2016 will be, but I know it isn't a lot. I'm aware its because I took about a month off to heal some nagging injuries, but still. I ran over 1,300 miles in 2015 and I wonder if I will have done half of that in 2016.

2. Sub-1:50 half marathon - That's it. That is the goal. I'm working very hard on my Princess Half Marathon training, and I'm training for a 1:45 pace. I don't know what fall race I will be running, so if I can accomplish this time goal in February (so I have a better proof of time for the Disney Marathon) I can enjoy my fall race while in training for Disney in January 2018.

3. Finish the Pittsburgh Marathon - Yes, finish. I don't want time goals. I want to finish. I want to have a better experience than the first time I completed the Pittsburgh Marathon. I am so excited for you all to take the journey with me. If you want to register use promo code RUBEL17 for $10 off the half or full marathon.

4. Attempt a 5K PR - The 5K was the only distance I PRed in this year. It was only by four seconds and it was in the middle of a long run. I'm hoping after Pittsburgh I can run some fun 5K's and give the PR another shot.

5. Complete a Triathlon - There it is! I am committing myself to completing a sprint tri! There is one at North Park in August that has you swim in the pool and that is what I have my sights on. So here is to a year of getting over my fear of the water and diving right in! (lol pun)

So that is it! Five goals I plan on hitting. I hope they push me to finish out my 20's in the best way possible. Thank you all again for taking this strange but exciting journey with me in 2016. I have loved getting to meet so many of you. Cheers to 2017!

What is your scary but exciting 2017 goal? 


  1. YAY for triathlon, you're going to love it! My big exciting goal is doing my first 70.3 in August!

    1. I'm so excited for you! I'm terrified but looking forward to the challenge!

  2. I want to do the north park tri too!!! Will you be my accountability partner? I don't think I can get myself to do it so I need someone pressuring me!