Looking back at January

January has just flown by, and with that fact I cant help but notice how quickly time is passing. One of my favourite quotes is this one below because it resonates with me so much. 

I can never start off thinking only about the bigger picture, it's too abstract, too far away - I've always been a supporter of using smaller goals as stepping stones to the bigger picture. I walked before I could run, made small changes which lead to achieving bigger goals.

For 2015, I have a numerous goals:

1. Reach Goal Weight - This means getting from 14st 1lb (start of the year) down to 12st 7lbs
2. Run 2015km - In 2013 and 2014 I ran 1000 miles (1600km), I'm upping my game, by 25% to be exact. It's 2015, why not aim for 2015km.
3. Read 25 books - Might sound lame, but I don't read in my spare time. I spent too much time in front of the TV. 
4. Eat fish twice a week - Fish is one of those things that I love when I am eating but would never order/crave/buy. I need to be more conscious about my fish intake.


Overall, I've been relatively good. I'm down 6lbs and am sitting under my Target line which is a 1lb loss week, getting me to goal in June. I'm giving myself a Green Light for Weight


I ran my first race of 2015 in January (5K Resolution Run in Ennis) and covered 141km but fell short of my 170km target for the month. While I didn't hit my target, I did get in the planned three long runs in this month (25km, 21km and 30km) in preparation for the Tralee Marathon. For that reason I'm giving myself a Yellow Light for Running


I did start reading a book, got 4 chapters in and haven't picked it up since. Oops. Red Light.


Fish fish fish! I'm loving it - now while my main fish intake has been salmon, I have had some hake and some tuna. If only other goals were this easy to achieve! Green Light

Overall, I have two greens, a yellow and a red. Not too bad but there is room of improvement. February is a short month, and with my second Honeymoon coming up (Hello New York!) next weekend, I'm going to have to work extra hard to keep on top of the running and weight mini-goals. 

Weight Goal: 13st 7lbs
Running Goal: 170km
Reading Goal: 2 books (+2 behind) = 4 books
Eating Goal: Fish (venture outside Salmon)


  1. Cod is really nice and versatile! Or lemon sole, it's low in fat and really nice with potatoes :) Well done for January and best of luck for Feb x

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