Sunday, January 8, 2017

2017 Goals : Fitness + Giveaway from XShadySide Pilates

If you missed it, I shared my 2017 personal goals last week. For the first time ever I'm breaking out my 2017 goals into several different categories. Today I'll be talking about my fitness goals - and I'll be back with my blogging goals & financial goals soon! And, don't miss it, at the end of the post I have a fitness related giveaway!



Take 4,000,000 steps in 2017 | I made it my goal most months at the end of 2016 to get 80,000 steps each week - and for the most part I was successful. It got me up and moving during the work day and made sure I continued to move after my runs each weekend. To make it to 4 MILLION steps in 2017 I'll need to average 76,923 steps each week, and while it's a lot, I think I can do it! Luckily my FitBit makes it easy to track. P.S. If you wanna be Fitbit friends, holla at.

Track my 2017 running mileage | I tracked my mileage old school back in 2011 when I was training for my first two marathons. I had pretty much no idea what I was doing - did 99% of my runs on the treadmill and insisted on writing everything down to 2 decimal places, which made adding it all up such a nightmare. I'm so curious to know what kind of mileage I'm running in a year. I'm not ready to make a mileage goal yet, I would guess I'll run around 500 miles next year, my first step is to track it all & see where I come out. I'll track via GoogleSheets so I can access it anywhere - and I'll use this to keep track of my weekly steps too.

PR in 2+ distances (HM & 5K) | I'm trying a spring training plan totally different than anything I've tried before (more on that to come in the next few weeks) so I am expecting big things. I've picked a spring half that I think will increase the chances I have good weather. And y'all know I am still chasing that sub-25 5K time - but 2017 is my year, I know it.

Race another TRI | I raced a sprint triathlon in 2015 & I LOVED the process. The training was so much fun and it made me such a strong runner. While I'm not 100% sure I would re-race my first tri, since the RD can't seem to pull it together, I'm excited to tri train again. I mean, talk about built in cross training!

Now it's giveaway time! I'm partnering with XShadyside, Pilates in Shadyside to host this giveaway! One lucky reader will win a $25 Giftcard to Dick's Sporting Goods - which you can use towards whatever gear you need to make your 2017 fitness goals a reality. It's simple to enter with the widget below, plus there are a few ways to earn additional entries for even more chances to win.

Giveaway will run through 1/16/17 - and winner will be randomly chosen.


What are your 2017 fitness goals?
Local folks - any TRI recommendations?
Runners - do you have a 2017 mileage goal?

Linking up with :Holly & Tricia for Weekend Highlights + Marcia x Patty x Erika for Tuesdays on the Run

69 comments:

  1. 4 MILLION steps is such a killer goal, girl!

    Actually, all of your goals sound perfect!

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  2. Wow 4 million steps. I wouldn't have even thought that would be within reach of anyone. It sounds really doable for you thought!! Good luck!

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  3. Get back to running more 5k's and 10k's!

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  4. 4 millions steps seems incredible! But sounds like you have a good plan to accomplish it. My running goal this year is 600 miles. :-)

    I'm also using GoogleSheets to track my mileage. It's nice to have it to the summing. LOL.

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  5. I always try to get 10,000 steps a day or more but never calculated how many I get in a month or even a yr. That is a great goal. Good luck reaching that!

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  6. I always track my miles (old school...pen and paper LOL), but never set mileage goals. My mileage fluctuates all the time, due to injury or the timing of races, etc. I'm the kind of person that would have OCD on the "numbers" and would lose a lot of the "quality" in the process (and probably get injured trying to do so!).

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  7. 4 million steps?! you beast!!! you know i'll be coming to you when its finally time for me to start training for a Tri (2018) YAY fitness goals!

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  8. WOW, you are such motivation to get moving!

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  9. Will run at least 1200 miles this year, look to run my first trail race this year. Thanks for the giveaway

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  10. The google doc are nice so you can access it easily. I love your giant step goal, my Garmin tracks steps but I rarely wear it all day and I have not joined the fitbit nation yet, but motivation to get up and move is good. Sitting kills me at work.
    Garmin tracks my miles but I am trying to not make a running goal, it tends to make me push myself a bit too much, so I am trying to have a chill year. I'll have to see how that works out lol
    You are so close to that sub 25- this is your year!

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  11. Great goals and ambitious! I love tracking steps with fitbit but I've been bad about tracking running mileage. Good luck with 2017 :)

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  12. I'm hoping to make it through my half marathon training without a horrible injury. Fingers crossed.

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  13. I'm still working on my goals haha (January is a super busy month at work for me) - yours have given me some inspiration!

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  14. You've got some great goals! One of mine is to finish a half marathon in under 2:15. I'm nervous to say it out loud, but there you have it, lol! I think it's going to be a great year :)

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  15. I really want a sub-1:50 Half again. My goal race is the first weekend of January 2018 so I want a really great marathon training cycle through 2017.

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  16. Being able to run for at least a few weeks (5x a week) and not ending up with a million injuries (achilles/hamstring/etc..) no matter how much I stretch which is my M.O. :)

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  17. I think these are great goals for you, Jessie! That sub-25 is right around the corner, and I'm interested to follow your tri training!

    I've never set mileage goals for myself. I'm just not that interested in yearly mileage so I know I wouldn't be motivated for it, plus, I'm pretty bad at tracking when I'm not in full on training mode. The Chicago Marathon is really my only running goal for the year!

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  18. To lose the last of my baby weight and complete at least three olympic triathlons. I've already signed up for number 1 in June and can't wait!

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  19. Excellent fitness goals!!

    How do you track your runs now? gps watch? app?

    4 million steps is totally doable!! I'll have you look you up on Fitbit.

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  20. You have great fitness goals! I also working on a mileage goal for this year I'm upping it about 100 miles from 2016 and this year my goal is 850.
    I want to enter more races but not necessarily distance ones. I'd like to up my number of 5k's and maybe some 10k's. Training with my family for another 5k is also on my list.

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  21. My goal is to walk more with my family.

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  22. I need your help training for a tri! I don't know the first thing about them and the transitions freak me out so I need advice from a seasoned pro ;)

    Also- you should join daily mile! That's what I use to track my runs and it's amazing. It's also great to connect with people and get motivation!

    Oh, and one of my goals is also to PR in 2 distances! To be honest I want to PR in every distance that I race, but I'll be happy with 2 :)

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  23. I've tried tracking my mileage but I'm a little OCD and I become obsessed with it. Most of my outdoor miles are tracked with the Nike run app. I track workouts when I'm training for a race.

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  24. I don't do mileage goals at all. While they're cool to see, it's not what motivates me. What motivates me is racing & doing my best -- and that's why I'm usually following a plan.

    Good luck with your goals!

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  25. My fitness goal is to be able to jog up hills and keep going once I reach the top instead of needing to stop for a few seconds.

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  26. More beach walks will be perfect for me.

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  27. My fitness goal is to start exercising 30 minutes a day.

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  28. I want to run a marathon in 2017.

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  29. I always aim for a minimum of 1000 miles for the year. Right now I'm focused on making cross training and strength training more of a habit. Good luck with your goals this year!

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  30. dang girl, that's a lot of steps! you go. my goal was to make 10,000 every day this year but then i hit a speed bump in life at the beginning of the year and i said screw it. but i'm still gonna try and get a certain amount each week. i have never tracked my running miles though. i always mean to, and then i just.. don't.
    good luck with your goals!

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  31. My fitness goal for 2017 is to continue running 5 k and try a 10k.

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  32. Ideally, I would like to do my first half marathon.. but I'm not positive it will fit in my schedule for this year yet, so if nothing else definitely get back into running some 5ks and 10ks!

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  33. I'd like to build more upper body strength!

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  34. To tone up and lose some of my belly weight.. sit ups and crunches would handle that.

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  35. Hmm. I hope my running the same spring half doesn't jinx the chances of good weather. I rarely get good weather for my races. :( But yay for going for HM & 5K PRs! This is the year it will happen!

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  36. You have some great goals! I just want to get in better shape and tone up!

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  37. My goal is just to live more healthily and lose 20 pounds.

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  38. have been working out at least 3 times a week.

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  39. I am working on toning my arms and stomach. Those have always been my problem areas!

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  40. I need to get back to swimming at the gym this year.

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  41. I want to improve my health, posture and patience.

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  42. I'm on a mission to increase my stamina and to do another 5K, possible a 10K.

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  43. One of mine is to learn to cook healthier for my family!

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  44. Continue mixing regular yoga into my usual running schedule!

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  45. Working out at least 3 times a week. Playing doubles in ping pong and walking.

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  46. One of my goals is to improve my stamina.

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  47. To start exercising and walking more

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  48. My 2017 fitness goal is to exercise 3-4 times per week.

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  49. run first 5K. i was hoping in 2016 but it didn't work out.

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  50. My 2017 goal is to be able to jog 5 miles.

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  51. You've got some good goals for 2017!
    I just want to stay injury free, land some PRs and reclaim my abs
    🙂

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  52. I have not set a goal weight, but I do want to start working out more. Getting in shape is something I need to do.

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  53. I want to eat healthy and get stronger

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  54. I want to build up enough endurance to participate in a 10 hour run that happens in my state.

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  55. My goal is to run a marathon without getting injured.

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  56. To get outdoors, move more and drink more water

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  57. I really want to tone up this year!

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  58. I would like to lose 15 pounds before next month.

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  59. I want to be able to do the full splits all the way down, almost there but hard again at 47.

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  60. One of my fitness goals for 2017 is to hike more, higher, & in more secluded places.

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