If you know me, you know that I don’t like sharing my goals. I have had too many experiences where I have not met my stated goals and then had people in my life make fun of it. So, to protect myself I usually keep my goals held close to me.
This year I have decided to get over that, so, I want to share a few things with you all.
First my running goals. Below is a list of the races I want to take part in for 2014.
Around the Bay 30k – March 30th
Harry’s Spring Run Off 8k – April 5th
Toronto Yonge Street 10k (I am a Digital Champion for this race again and I am beyond excited to share my training, experience and hopefully inspire others) – April 13th
Goodlife Half – May 5th
Niagara Falls Women’s half – June 1st
Seawheeze Half – August 23rd
Oasis Zoo Run 5k – September 20th
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – October 19th
So if you are doing the math that equals 158k of racing alone and that does not include any additional 5 or 10k’s that take place in the summer that I decide I want to run. On top of all that ground being covered during racing I will need to put in serious training time, which brings me to my training goals.
Running – 4 – 5 times a week
Strength Training – 3 – 4 times a week
I won’t go into specific time goals for any of the above races (baby step folks) but I will say that I hope to achieve a PB in each one.
Onto my personal goals, below is a list of my goals/resolutions:
- Spend more time living, less time stressing
- Remove negativity from my life
- Become more involved with Right to Play, a charity that I love to support and strongly believe in
- Do more snowboarding! I love to snowboard, I love the excitement, and I love the physical aspect of it, and it’s the one positive I can take from all this cold! I love it all….I want more!
- Spend more time being active and playing with Brady. We do this a lot already, but I want to do it even more. I want to cherish every second I have with him before he grows up and no longer thinks I am the coolest person around (or suddenly Dad becomes the cool one! That can’t happen)
- Get to NYC! My brother and sister – in – law live there and I haven’t been there since Brady was 6 months old. It is time to get back with him and enjoy a city that I love with my brother who I miss terribly.
- Have more date nights with my husband. Even something as simple as a candle light dinner, turning off the TV and putting the phones away.
- Spend more time smiling and having an open heart
- Grow more as a yoga teacher. I strongly believe that you should never stop learning. Being a yoga teacher is truly a blessing and by learning more, I am able to provide better instruction to my students and inspire others more.
- Do more of what makes me happy – no matter how small.
- Write more blog posts!!! For both myself and Brady. Since I was seven years old I have loved to write, and I need to do it more.
There you have it, I shared my goals with all of you….this was not easy for me and I have to admit I’m still a little anxious about it all. But I want to put it out there so all of you can hold me accountable. You have my permission.
What goals have you set for yourself? Care to share?
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