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Friday, February 27, 2015

Five Things I Want to Do in 2015

Hola! Time for the Friday Five Link Up with MarCynthia, and Courtney. I missed last week due to a busy work week, but I'm back! This week's theme: Free Friday. I've read a few of the posts, but one about bucket lists stuck with me. I don't really have a bucket list because I have no idea what I'll be up to in 10 years, so let's call this 5 Things I Want to Do in 2015.

1. Figure out if we're going to move or stay in Ohio
This is the big one. We keep talking about our options: moving to another state, getting a bigger house in Columbus, or staying put in our current house and hoarding money. We can see a more exciting and self-sustainable life in another place, but it's far away. We're going to scope things out in November and we're hoping to figure it out once and for all by 2016! (And yes, we're very lucky they are all great options!)

2. Finish the 50 states, or at least cross off Alaska 
I've mentioned this before, but I'm two states shy of visiting all 50. Alaska and North Dakota remain. We're planning an epic adventure near Anchorage in June to coincide with the Mayor's Midnight Sun Half. North Dakota may or may not happen in 2015. I monitor plane tickets and am hoping for a big drop sometime this year. I'm aiming for Teddy Roosevelt National Park in Medora, ND. 

3. Get rid of crap! 
No matter if we move or not, I have so much crap to donate, recycle, or toss. I've made a dent in my clothes, books, and craft supplies, but there is still progress to be made. (Plus, Alex has even more stuff!) I've started giving things to friends and by the end of the year they'll probably get tired of it, but it's nice to see my un-used goods getting love.

4. Run at least three half marathons and get a new PR. 
I've been concentrating on different distances this winter and while it's been very low-key, I'm ready to get back to halves. I'm signed up for two: the Cap City Half in May and the Loveland Half in October. Cap City marks my one year anniversary of running 13.1 miles and I want to improve upon last year's time (2:19), but I'm not sure if I'll go for a PR (2:08). I may save the PR attempt for October. I'd consider aiming for an under 2:00 half marathon later this year, but I'm not there yet. I need to confidently finish a few more races, then I can get ambitious! Plus - let's be real - I'm a very lazy trainer.

5. Get a new 5K PR.  
I know, yawn. But yeah... I'd like to chop off a few more seconds per mile. My current PR is 26:31 so I'll aim for 26:00. For a single mile it'd be cool to get under 8:00, but we'll see. Alex thinks 2015 is the year to amp up my speed, but as mentioned before, I'm lazy. ;) 

Thanks for joining me. This round of Friday Five is complete, but there's another on the horizon. What are your goals for 2015? 


  1. Visiting all 50 states is a goal of my sister's. I definitely need to do some spring cleaning as well. M

  2. i think you should go for a PR! why not?? and honestly, training for a 1/2 mar PR will prob get you that 5k PR - at least it worked that way for me :)


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