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New Year’s Resolutions from the WalkJogRun team

Last week, we had a few tips to help you stick to your New Year’s resolution. This week, as we count down the final hours of 2013, the WalkJogRun team shares their goals for 2014. Read on and let us know your resolutions in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

ADAM HOWITT, co-founder
My goal is to qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon in April, simultaneously beating my 3:18 marathon PR. I need under 3:15 since I turn 40 next year, but I’ve had my heart set on a sub-3:10. My first big race of 2014 is the Martha’s Vineyard 20 miler on February 15 (brrrr). After April, I’ll take a month to recover and then work focus on shorter races until late November when Marathon training will begin again.
JEFF KENNY, co-founder
I’m a father of 3 that coaches all 3 kids in baseball all summer and basketball all fall/winter – so I’m active but definitely not in the best shape I’ve been in. It’s gotten way too easy to tell myself “I don’t have the time to exercise”. Fitness and good health is important to me – my kids eat well, play sports, and attend youth “bootcamps” which make staying fit fun for them, but for some reason I’m always “too busy” for myself. So this year I’m resolving to *make* the time for myself to get healthy and exercise regularly.
BIANCA STRZELCZYK, contributing editor
After a failed BQ attempt this past September — an effort which resulted in two metatarsal stress fractures in my right foot — I’m focusing on getting back into peak running condition, strengthen my whole body (hello, cross-training), and most importantly enjoying every moment I’m able to hit the road. Injury has made me appreciate running more than ever. So while I’m looking forward to getting back to racing (and hoping for a half marathon PR as well as that BQ), I’m mostly concentrating on my overall strength and fitness.
JEN MATZ, contributor
My resolution is to keep running as much as I can until the end of my pregnancy and then have a healthy postpartum running comeback. I’d love to PR in a fall half or full, but that may be pushing it!
ASHLEY MARCIN, contributor
In the new year, I’d like to PR in the half marathon with a time around 1:40:00. I’d love to break 22 minutes for the 5K. I’d also love to run another marathon, but another goal of mine is to set realistic expectations for myself. So, I’m trying not to tackle too much at one time!
LISA HORVATH, contributor
My new year’s running goal is to beat my half marathon PR: 1:49:09 that I’ve had for the past 8 years!
ANGEL RUSSELL, contributor (video/podcasts)
What I would like to accomplish this year is to run one of those intense obstacle course races. Like a muddy race, military style course or blizzard blast. I will get the confidence to do one this year!