SPRING is here! Living Fit Columbus Miles & Mats 2015

Well, training season has truly began!  Everyone is into weeks 2, 3 or 4 of their training schedules, #ptownrunclub kicked off and… its SPRING!  Longer days, more sunshine, better running conditions all together.  Minus any potential rain storms, of course.  But we’ll take raindrops over ice & snow any day!


As part of our winter fitness challenge, many of our regular runners reflected on goals for their 2015 year.  Since we are all lovers of running and yoga, all for different reasons, we thought it would be fun to write our goals down and share them with each other and well, anyone reading this post!  So here goes, check out our goals below…


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Teresa [Burris] Gellenbeck

Miles goal:  12-15 miles/week = 50+ miles/month

Mat goal: 100+ minutes/week (2-3 sessions/week; 1 class at a studio, 1-2 sessions at home)

Other 2015 fitness goals:  2013_PFC_Logo

  • Taking the Personal Fitness Challenge through the Road Runner’s Club of America & challenging myself to log 300+ miles in 6 months
  • PR for a 5K, 10K and/or quarter marathon
  • Participate in five or more races, at least one of which is with my hubby.
  • Continue to educate myself on…
    • running [hoping to do a certification course this summer!]
    • yoga for runners [reading two books right now and attending several workshops this spring]
  • Continue my path to becoming a stronger yogi
    • work on hip & hamstring flexibility
    • master poses including side crow, headstand, side plank with leg variation & eventually handstand
    • improve core strength
  • Continue to Tour Columbus, meeting great people, awesome studios and undiscovered running paths

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Deedra Nicolet  Ride with the Pelotonia Student Team
Miles goal: 12+ miles/week
Mat goal: 120 minutes/week
Other 2015 fitness goals:
  • PR in a half marathon [hoping to run a sub 2 hour time at Indy this spring!]
  • Participate in Pelotonia
  • Run a sub 7-minute mile [Deedra was a sprinter in high school, she misses the speed that long distance running sometimes doesn’t allow]

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Lan Nguyen

Miles goal:  15/week (with exception of 2 weeks following marathon)

Mat goal:  120 min/week   Screen Shot 2015-01-03 at 5.49.27 PM

Other 2015 fitness goals:

  • Nail forearm scorpion
  • Complete teacher training at THANK
  • Complete two marathons
  • Improve speed during short distances
  • Try/find new running routes
  • Continual improvement of proper fueling

Lan is one of our regular LFC Guest Bloggers.  Check out some of her previous posts, including her feature on #whyirun

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Peggy Bohn    IMG_5071

Miles goal:  12-15 miles/week = 50+ miles/month

Mat goal: 100+ minutes/week

Other 2015 fitness goals: 

  • Support my daughter in her fitness and life goals, as well as the other ladies (and any guys too?!) in the group
  • Play the role of “caboose” at most of our training & race events
  • Continue to raise awareness of clean water sources, MS, Alzheimer’s and all the benefits of fitness & nutrition

Check out our previous post on Peggy & Fitness after 50!

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Amanda Racanelli

Miles goal: 20+ miles/week  1069232_10201722542650003_114526466_n

Mat goal: 60 minutes/week

Other 2015 fitness goals:

  • Complete the 2015 miles challenge with Jen B. (1007.5 miles for each of us, this year)!
  • PR for a half marathon.
  • Commit to another half for the fall (Disney’s Wine & Dine Half, Rock & Roll Savannah or Las Vegas, or St. Jude’s Half are all on my radar).
  • Continue to become a better yogi, which has significantly helped my running! Work on side crow, headstand, and bird of paradise (specifically the leg extension).
  • Make time in my schedule to complete these goals!

Check out Amanda’s previous post on #whyirun

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Joan Kirschner  lululemon-goalnote_deadlines
Miles goal:  12 miles minimum per week
Mat goal:  120 minutes/week
Other Fitness Goals:
  • Steadily increase mileage. Resumed running 1/29/15 after stopping in December due to ankle injury.  Continue to work on ankle strength.
  • Run Columbus Half Marathon in May and Nationwide Children’s Half Marathon in October along with multiple shorter distance races.
  • Train properly for the above races.
  • Continue to decrease wine and sugar intake.
  • Continue with increased water intake.
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Christine Loncaric
Miles goal: 600 miles for the year [approx 11-12 a week]
Mat goal: 5500 hours for the year [approx 100 minutes a week]
Other 2015 fitness goals:   
  • Complete 2 half marathons
  • Complete 5 total races
  • Complete 1 race with my husband – any distance!
  • Work towards 3 yoga goals. Not going to decide all 3 right now, but side crow is first on my list 🙂
  • My personal mantra or intention for 2015 is “I am strong.” I want to extend this idea into all aspects of my life to build and acknowledge strength both physically and in ways that are not so tangible — as an individual, as a mother, as a spouse & partner, as a friend, as a career woman. I know that striving to reach my fitness goals will help me realize my own strength, and to grow even stronger!

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 Amanda Carroll  
Miles goal: 10 miles/week ~ may increase as year goes on!
Mat goal: n/a
Other 2015 fitness goals:
  • Get into better shape
  • Eat a healthier diet

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Leah Wegesin

Miles goal: Minimum of 9 per week unless recovering from half or full marathon
Mat goal:  Minimum of 60 minutes per week
Other 2015 fitness goals:   Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 10.47.57 PM
  • Build consistent weekly mileage and yoga practice.
  • Improve flexibility and ease pain in my right piriformis.
  • Build my endurance for a half marathon by the end of summer and a full marathon in the fall or winter.
  • Work on some challenging yoga poses [crow and supported head stands] without injuring myself.
  • Build core strength to support my back and lower body and keep healthy for running.
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Mahvish Ahmed  Bend-53
Miles goals: 15 mi/week
Mat goals: 4 hrs/week

Other 2015 fitness goals:

  • Yoga ~ perfect chin stand & forearm stand
  • Run ~ work on increasing speed

Check out Mahvish’s previous post #yogamatters

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Good luck to all our running yogis as they set out to conquer their 2015 goals. 

Here’s to fitness, fun & good health!

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