2016 remaining goals

The year is very quickly coming to an end, so this is a great time to think about what I want to accomplish in the next 2+ months. I have a ton of travel for work and personal reasons, so I am trying to be reasonable, and be sure my goals are attainable.


  1. NYC Marathon. No brainer. I had a great 25 mile run (run / walk) this past Saturday and it was a huge confidence booster. I feel ready. I would love to finish in 4:45.
  2. Manage November. I am really excited to go to the US twice in the month, but I also have to go to Switzerland and Germany. It will be a busy time and I need to anticipate so that the household continues to function when I am not around.
  3. Continue to stay focused on my clean eating / fitness regimen. I still have a couple more inches to lose around my midsection. No 2017 resolutions for me to get in shape / lose weight, etc. I want to say that will have been accomplished in 2016.
  4. Enjoy the downtime from not having a training schedule. I consider training officially stops on November 6. With the exception of May & June, I have been training for a marathon all year. I am craving other fitness activities and not running at zero dark thirty.
  5. Take advantage of time with my family. When life gets crazy, they keep me grounded.

I am linking up with Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice, Erika at MCM Mama runs and Patty at My no guilt life for Tuesdays on the run.



What one goal do you want to accomplish before the end of December ?

Looking forward to some downtime in the winter months ?

Comments: 17

  1. Marcia October 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm Reply

    I am definitely looking forward to some downtime and a change up in workouts as well. Marathons suck the life out of me. Wow you must have some hefty frequent flyer miles!
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    • Karen - Fit in France October 22, 2016 at 8:25 am Reply

      I do have a lot of miles, but I use them too !

  2. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy October 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm Reply

    I have 2 more halfs already lined up; no downtime for me! Usually I do take some. But after the start of December I should get a little one.

    I’d like to get back to clean eating — I was pretty good until the last few days. But I will be down at my parents again so difficult!

    I’ve no idea how you do all that traveling. Good job on the inches! You are totally ready for NYC!
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    • Karen - Fit in France October 22, 2016 at 8:24 am Reply

      Things have been crazy for you. So glad you got to enjoy your vacation. Are you coming to NYC ?

      • Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy October 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm Reply

        We’re still planning to come! We’ll be there Friday-Sunday, although I don’t think I’ll be able to spectate, as we’re planning to swing by my parents on Sunday. Just a quickie. Have you made arrangements with Darlene already?
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  3. Jenn @ Run With Sole October 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm Reply

    I am also looking forward to other fitness endeavors for the rest of the year. Like you, I’ve been focused on big miles and races and it will be nice to ease up. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on NYCM. Have a GREAT time!! And safe travels 🙂
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    • Karen - Fit in France October 22, 2016 at 8:19 am Reply

      Thank you, hoping you enjoy your other endeavors, you have had a crazy year ! Congrats again on your 100K.

  4. Karen October 18, 2016 at 6:37 pm Reply

    I love that- you will already be in shape in 2017 🙂 You are doing great!
    It is amazing how time consuming marathon training is.

    • Karen - Fit in France October 22, 2016 at 8:17 am Reply

      Yes, it is time consuming, I need a break !

  5. Chaitali October 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm Reply

    You’ve definitely had a busy year full of running! Definitely relish the down time coming up, it sounds like it’s well deserved 🙂
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  6. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner October 18, 2016 at 8:33 pm Reply

    wow you do have a lot of travel coming up!
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  7. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets October 18, 2016 at 8:34 pm Reply

    You’ve done a great job with your goals! Love the healthy eating…this is always tough for me to stick to! I bet that downtime will be amazing when you finally get there after such a busy year!
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    • Karen - Fit in France October 22, 2016 at 8:16 am Reply

      Yes, I am counting the days until the down time.

  8. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness October 18, 2016 at 10:38 pm Reply

    My big accomplishment this year was running my marathon and that was in January, so yea, I accomplished my goal early on…lol

    Good luck at NYC!

    • Karen - Fit in France October 22, 2016 at 8:16 am Reply

      Any marathon is a huge accomplishment. Congrats !

  9. Coco October 20, 2016 at 4:21 am Reply

    You still have a lot to look forward to in 2016! I really am excited for NY for you!
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    • Karen - Fit in France October 22, 2016 at 8:13 am Reply

      Thanks … a little more than 2 weeks. I am already starting to stalk the weather. LOL

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