Well, a third of 2015 is almost over - the perfect time for a quick check-in to see how we're progressing with this year's running goals, right?
I dubbed 2015 my year of running fun, and I honestly couldn't have done it at a better time: I'm really struggling to consistently get in some good quality runs these days. It turns out that two kids in two years is quite the adventure, haha! But it's an adventure that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world - I'm loving every chaotic, precious minute of it!
So here's a recap of my running (fun) goals for 2015, and an indication on how I've progressed with each one to date:
1. Complete parkruns at five new-to-me official parkrun venues. 60% complete, whoooop! I did the Rondebosch Common, Hartenbos and Kimberley parkruns during March and April - all of them new to me and all of them lots of fun. Two to go!
|Rondebosch Common parkrun with Lisa.|
|Hartenbos parkrun with the family.|
|Kimberley parkrun with Tanya and Annemarie.|
2. Do one international run or race in a country where I've never run or raced before. Zero percent complete. I honestly don't even have any definite plans for this one in place yet! I'm tentatively thinking about Swaziland in September... Or perhaps a quick jaunt over the Botswana border while visiting Grandma and Grandpa on the farm? We'll see. But I'm as determined as ever to run the world!
3. Get a local parkrun up and running in our new home town. 100% complete - hooray! This was honestly the biggest goal for the year and I cannot even begin to tell you how much I'm enjoying Kimberley parkrun. You know when you find something that you love, and doing it requires work, but that work doesn't even feel like work at all? That's Kimberley parkrun for me: I absolutely love it and always will.
|The inaugural Kimberley parkrun. [Photo by Jaco van der Walt.]|
4. Complete our first race as a family of four. Zero percent complete. And in a new plot twist this one might become a bit trickier than anticipated: Baby J wants nothing to do with a jogging stroller these days. Nothing. Most of our family runs now end up in either Will or me carrying J Bear home. Hopefully it's just a phase...? Or perhaps we're nearing the transition from jogging strollers to push bikes and bicycles? Whatever the case may be, we're just going to go with it and try to find a way to make sure that everyone has some fun.
|"Mama, I want out!"|
5. Do a fun costume race (a first for me!). Zero percent complete. I'm tentatively planning on doing a 5 km fun run with Miss K (in the stroller, and perhaps with her doing a bit of walking here and there) in August, with the two of us all dressed up in tutus and tiaras... I absolutely cannot wait!
How have you progressed with your running goals for 2015?