We’re back with one of our favorite holiday traditions: sharing our fitness goals for the year with the rest of the world. Yes, we’re jumping into the New Year’s Resolution fray, but we’re naturally a goal-setting bunch at the RunKeeper offices, so really we’re just glad that this is the one time of year when the rest of the world shares our obsession! Nerds, we know. For context, be sure to check out 2014’s goals and the mid-year recap on June on how we were performing against those. Without further ado, check out them goals!
Rebecca, Director of Program Management
- Run a sub-2:00 half marathon. My PR is 2:01:33 and I was running that as hard as I’ve ever run a race. I will focus much more on speed work and getting faster this year.
- Strength train at least 2x a week consistently
- Follow @Rebecca_ODette
Chris, Product Manager
- Sub-2 hour half marathon
- Get back to my fighting weight (lose 10 lbs)
- Follow @CPBulger
Josh, QA Engineer
- Lose 20 lbs
- Increase endurance
- Get “trail fit” for a little long distance hike by September
- Follow @oomaguma
Courtney, Office Manager
My goal last year was to increase my running endurance and run a half marathon, which got side-lined when I got shin-splints, so I decided to make a big goal for myself that will hopefully not include any injuries
- This year’s: eat more leafy greens and walk 2,000 miles by next year. So far, I’m 24% in, and according to RunKeeper I am on track to hit that goal as long as I keep up with my walking!
- Follow @CourtCDavis
Danielle, Software Engineer
- Run a sub-1:40 half marathon—I’m coming back from a foot injury and a four-month running hiatus, so this’ll be fun.
- Follow @FonziePants
Saul, QA Engineer
My 2014 goals were to bike 1000 miles, to run a marathon, and to run a total of 350 miles. I biked over 1600 miles, finished my marathon in 4:35, but I fell short on the running goal (about 265 total miles so far).
- For 2015 I’d like to run another marathon in under 4:20 (I’m signed up to run the VT City Marathon in May), and to bike a total of 2000 miles.
- Follow @texastorso
Terry, Program Manager of Brand Partnerships
- My fitness goal for 2015 is to hike 10 of New Hampshire’s 4000-footers. My husband and I have a long-term goal of summiting all 48 of the 4000-footers in New Hampshire, and I’d like to take our count from 26 to 36 by the end of the year.
- Follow @TerryTrail
Jim, Marketing Coordinator
My 2014 goal was 52 runs, which I hit! Sure, some may only be half-mile runs to and from places, but 52 is 52! I also ran the farthest I’ve ever ran before, which was a 10K over the summer. I’m also pretty happy as I tracked 181 trips overall this past year, and 104 of them were walking! So even if I wasn’t running everywhere, I was certainly getting my steps in.
- This year, my big goal is to run a half marathon! As I said before, the farthest I’ve ever ran is 10K, so I figured 13.1 is my next step. We’ll see where it goes from there! I’m already signed up for the Providence Half at the beginning of May, so wish me luck!
- Follow @JimRedding
Jamie, Senior Software Engineer
- 2015 is going to be a big year, maybe the biggest .My first goal (same as last year), stay injury free. What will I do differently? Still working on that and taking suggestions.
- Assuming I can succeed at Goal #1, the next goal is to get back on the train to marathon town. I’m currently targeting spring and fall marathons (I’m coming for you, Chicago).
- Run more team relays. The RunKeeper ‘Reach The Beach’ team was great this year and I’m looking forward to running many more relays with them.
- Last but not least is to complete a triathlon. I’m a terrible swimmer, but I think I can make up for it on the bike and run legs. I’m also looking to find a not-so-expensive place to learn to swim better.
- Complete a 50 mile ultra marathon by end of year (stretch goal)
- BQ (stretch goal)
Samantha, Program Manager
- My first goal is to try out one new fitness activity or class per month—I’m looking at you Barre, Indoor Climbing, and Skyzone…
- This year I’m committing to an ambitious (for me at least!): 500 miles of running, 500 miles of walking, and 500 miles of cycling. And 20 miles of swimming!
- I also plan on doing at least one race every month. Here’s my current list of 2015 road races! I think I’ll be able to make this one!
- I have one speed goal—a 26 minute 5k. Last year I ended up focusing on endurance (and ran my first marathon!) This year I’m actually going to work on some speed!
- Follow @alphaprep
Tim, VP Business Development
- Run my 38th marathon, hopefully San Francisco!
- Follow @timleedom
Erin, Marketing Director
- Run the 2015 Boston Marathon and have a ton of freaking fun doing it! People keep asking if I have a time goal for this one, and my answer is consistently, “nope, I want to have fun.” That’s not to say I can’t have fun and PR, but I don’t want to beat myself up along the way if I’m going slower than expected. It’s my dream race and I want to put every bit of energy into enjoying the sights, sounds, and and energy of it all. Also, I really don’t want to crash and burn on Heartbreak Hill…
- Eat more vegetables. Whenever I marathon train I want to eat mainly carbs and cheese. I need to get more greens in my life!
- Follow @ErinGlabets
Nicholas, Data Scientist
- To run 1,000 miles in 2015,
- To run the Boston Marathon as part of the Boston Children’s Hospital charity team (and to set a new marathon P.R.)
- To finally achieve my weight goal and get back under 200 pounds!
- Follow @arcolano
Matt, UI Manager
In 2014, I ran 750 miles, ran two marathons (one unofficial one), and bought a bike! For this year’s goals I want to:
- Bike over 750 miles
- Run three marathons (again)
- Go to the gym 2-3 times a week
- Get to bed earlier to be able to get up earlier
- Follow @mattwilson
Steve, DevOps Engineer
- Before September 16, 2015, get my weight down below 200 pounds and keep it there for at two continuous weeks (this is my Earn Your Kicks goal at the RunKeeper office: lots more information and status update is here.)
- Complete the Jeff Galloway Beginner 5K “To Finish” – Run Walk Run training plan
- Complete a 5K
- Follow @hakamadare
Doug, VP Engineering
- Bike the 150 mile Ride to Cure MS in June for MS research
- Bike the 160 mile Pan Mass Challenge for Dana Farber cancer research
- Learn to run (correctly) again, keep running 5k’s, maybe some sprint tri’s – “win the fun”
- Aim for 3500 miles next year logged on RunKeeper
- Follow @dcwusa
Now do tell! What are YOUR fitness goals for 2015? Can you relate to any of ours? Let us know in the comments!