Rounding out 2014 and beginning 2015!

So it turns out I’m still terrible at keeping my blog updated.  2014 was a great running year for me, I was just shy of 500 miles for the year, completed 3 half marathons and many other shorter races. 2015 will be about building off the momentum I gained in 2014 and continuing to push myself.


Cheers! (Recovery Beer – Celebrating my finish at the 2014 Good Life Halfsy)

This year I want to run over 500 miles.  Doing so I hope to run a half marathon in under 2:10.  That would cut about 8 mins off my personal best. I’ll be signing up for the Lincoln Half Marathon and the Good Life Halfsy again. I also plan on pushing my fitness further this year. I just started the new Insanity Max 30.  It’s intense and a struggle for me but that is a good thing as I can only improve! The other thing I want to accomplish this year is to continue to inspire people to live a healthier lifestyle and grow my Beachbody Business. I’ve found I really enjoy helping people and I want to take my little side project further to get my debt paid off this year. I need to focus on what worked this past year and what I can learn from the things that didn’t work

I’ve got my list of goals, now my next step is to make a solid plan that I can follow up on. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you to make 2015 great! I’d be glad to help you in any way, whether it’s planning or accountability. We can accomplish a lot as a team. Leave a comment here or find me on Facebook and Twitter!



2013 fitness goals end of the year update.

Follow up on 2013’s fitness goals.

  1. Run a 5K in under 30 minutes. My personal best in 2012 was 32:03.

Completed: 29:27 on July 4, 2013

  1. Lose 20 pounds. This will help make my other goals easier to complete and get me down to a healthy weight.

Progress: about 14 pounds down.

  1. Become more flexible and touch my toes. Thinking about learning yoga or a good stretching routine. My flexibility is poor and I’m lucky to touch my shins.\

Hard to gage but I think I have made a little progress. I can’t touch my toes but I think my stretching routine after running has helped.

  1. Run 400 miles over the course of the year. I’m at 4.5 miles so far so I will need to average about 8 miles a week to accomplish this goal.

Halfway: I only ran about 200 miles.

2013 brought progress to my fitness goals. I didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to, however, I’m healthier now than I was at the beginning of the year.  Welcoming the birth of our 2nd daughter was setback fitness-wise trying to adjust to the new lifestyle but completing the missing piece of our family is worth it and great motivation to get more active for my girls. My other setback was getting Shingles which was a month of pain and discomfort. Hopefully that is only a one-time thing as I don’t wish that upon anyone.

A couple of months ago I decided to take improving my health another step forward. I’d been wanting to add a fitness workout so my wife surprised me by buying the Focus T25 Challenge Pack I’d been wanting.  Focus T25 is a 25 minute Shaun T workout (Shaun T is the guy who does the Insanity workout.) The challenge pack also comes with a 30 day supply of Shakeology.  After a few weeks of the workout program and drinking shakeology, I’d started to lose some weight and inches from my waistline.

Shakeology has been great for me. I was getting frustrated with lunch. I was tired of packing a lunch or taking leftovers from the night before.  Shakeology, the healthiest meal of the day, has been the perfect lunch for me. I take it to work in a blender bottle, a water bottle that has a spring ball in it to help mix things up.  I feel full and energetic after having a shake and ready for the afternoon.

Focus T25 is a workout that is easy to fit into a busy schedule.  It’s a tough active 25 mins that makes you feel like you’ve had an hour workout in that time. 25 mins a day Monday through Thursday with a double day on Friday (or one workout Friday and one Saturday) is only 2.5 hours a week.  Who can’t find 2.5 hours in a week to get into better shape?  I really like this program and while I struggle though the workouts, it feels great to get slightly better at them every day.

These 2 products are what encouraged me to sign up to be a Team Beachbody Coach.  A coach not only sells products, they work with potential customers to find the right plan for them to get them started or continued on a fitness journey.  I want to help you get in better shape and keep you motivated to get through a program. Becoming a coach is also an opportunity to make a little extra spending cash or even a career out of it so if you have any interest, I would be glad to talk to you about signing you up to become a coach.

I’m finding out Beachbody is a great company with products I believe in. Please check out website and look around.  Hit the contact me button and get a hold of me with any questions.

I can’t wait to make 2014 even better.  My main goal will be running the Lincoln Half Marathon in May. I’ll be adding more goals later.

Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me along the way,