I’m sure it’s hard for you to believe that I ran over 1000 kilometres last year since I haven’t done much running this year, especially those who have just started following my blog in the last few months. I assure you, I love to run and I desperately miss adding up all my monthly mileage and sharing it on the blog, IG etc.
I’ve done very little running this year due to my injured hamstring and weak glutes. Lesson learned – don’t just run – do some form of cross training to strengthen all muscles AND always stretch. It’s been a long road but I’m slowly headed in the right direction.
With it now being June, I thought it would be interesting (or embarrassing) to look at my mileage from last year to this year. So, I’m putting it all out on the blog today! This is what I ran in kilometers each year from January 1st to May 31st):
2014: 360 km
2015: 231 km
I packed on the kilometres later in the year when I trained for my half and was super happy with hitting my 1000 km goal by November last year. My goals this year have been thrown out the door. Seriously, I haven’t even looked at them in months because I can’t bring myself to see how my plan unraveled. I have new goals that I’ll write about soon but the biggest one is just getting my hamstring strong and off the injured list. The other goals are far more basic and will happen later in the year….I hope 🙂
Though I am so far behind in where I want to be, I’m thankful I finally am seeing some progress in my treatment. One day I’ll get back to my goals but for now, it’s just one day stronger at a time. I did have a nice 3k run on the treadmill last night 🙂
1 – Rae
2 – Rom K.
Congratulations! Rae and Rom, check your email so I can mail off your Cordskinz!
What’s your 2015 mileage like?
Same as this time last year?
Ever change your goals ?
25 thoughts on “Running 2014 vs. Running 2015”
Hey, your numbers aren’t THAT far off–and for being injured it’s great that you’re able to do any running at all. I’m way behind where I was last year at this point too, because I was training for a mid-summer half marathon. And yay for winning! That’s so exciting, thank you!
At first I thought they were really bad numbers but I’m actually not too disappointed in my numbers. Congrats again on winning!
Wow, 231 is a lot of kms for an injured runner, way to go!
It’s not too bad now that I think about it 😉 It could have been zero!
Gosh my numbers are rarely high, injury or not. I just can’t run crazy mileage like some can or I get inured, QUICK.
I use to run 20-25k a week which was good for me and then it increase as I trained for my half but I don’t know how some people run so much in a week/month!
It’s funny, I’m at 5 more km than I was last year and I thought I hadn’t been running much actually! Right now I’m at 719km… I terms of adjusting goals I haven’t really made goals for myself, I am trying to just ” go with it” lol
Wow, 719 km…way to go girl! You have some amazing races coming up this year!!!
I’m at 700km as of May 31st. I’ve been struggling to run following my first race of the season, fell short of May’s goals by 75km..ops.
Good for you!
I do track my mileage in Daily Mile but honestly, I rarely think about it anymore. I just do what I can so that I am not stressed about it. But you are doing very well with getting that injury healed! #1 Priority!
You are such a great role model for being active in ALL the workouts you do! Yes, right now I am focused on getting better. New goals can be fun and there is always next year, right?
Okay I love your crazy hair running selfie! lol.
My mileage this year is definitely lower than last year and the year before! I’m trying really hard to not get pressured by numbers of social media and just do what is right for me. It’s tough because when I see all the garmin selfies on IG I want to go out and RUN! 😉 lol (but I dont’)
Ha ha, for some reason my bangs go crazy with the sparkly soul headbands (my favourite). It can be tough seeing other’s mileage on IG and not compare.I was feeling bad but have to remember my injury is my priority not my mileage.
I’m definitely way over where I was last year, since this year was spent training for a half and last year was spent doing couch to 5k. Your mileage isn’t bad considering what you’ve got going on. So just keep moving forward!
It’s fun to see your mileage change from year to year (month to month) once you start tracking it. One day at a time.
I think you have done pretty good. You have spent a lot of time recovering from an injury this year which is way more important to recover properly than to add in a lot of km.
As far as my running, thanks for the challenge because I have not even thought about it. This year I’m at 513.21 miles and last year I was at 550.32 miles. I think this comes because I did a different training plan for my marathon which was running less often. Gotta save the body as it gets older! 🙂
Yes, it’s been a long 6 months of recovering but I’m getting there finally!!! 🙂
You are not too far off your miles from last year though!
Being injured is so hard!! I hope you keep getting better so you can get back at your goals
I honestly think that looking at the comparison of those numbers is pretty impressive considering you have been injured so much lately. Definitely nothing to look down on. I know it stinks but those are pretty good!
It’s funny, as I was writing the post I was thinking my numbers were terrible when I look at each month. However, looking at it all added up, I was pretty happy with it considering my injury!
I hope your injury has gone! It seemed like a tough injury to heal.
I know it’s easy to say numbers don’t matter when it’s frustrating to not see that improvement. Be proud of what you have achieved, specially with that injury! P.s. Love that running hair 😉
It’s on it’s way out, that’s for sure! I am happy with my numbers, now 🙂