Friday Five: Goals for 2015

Welcome to the first Friday Five of 2015!! I hope you all had safe and happy holidays and are ready to take on the New Year! I’m sure at this point we are all either thinking about how we plan to do just that or are putting plans in motion.Friday Five Goals

So naturally Courtney, Cynthia and I chose Goals for 2015 as our theme this week. And, I’m super excited to see these ladies later on today as we hold another DC Trifecta planning lunch…. mwuahaha!! 2015 is gonna rock y’all!

As for me if you read my “Happy New Year” post yesterday (check it out here if ya missed it) you know I selected “Growth” as my word for the year. My specific goals relate to this in one way or another: growth

ONE: Define my blogging priorities. This is a big one. I also mentioned this in yesterday’s post and since celebrating my 2nd Blogiversary, I’ve done quite a bit of reflection and thinking about where I want my blogging to go and why. Nothing definitive to share with you just yet but we’ll see.

TWO: Stay injury free. To the best of my fitness loving ability! But seriously, I have fallen in love with yoga – hot yoga and sculpt in particular – and am making it a significant part of my active recovery and cross training activities.

THREE: Run a sub-2 hour half marathon. This is my ONE significant running focus this year (outside of no injuries of course). I mentioned this as a carry over to 2015 in my Reflections post last week. I’ve already started training for Shamrock, which is my target race, and speed work is a prominent and important area to help me get there.

FOUR: Be more present. This ties in a bit with #1. Life is what you make of it and I really want to focus on quality experiences and living fully in each moment. This means less time on my “smart” phone and managing social media and perhaps less blogging, more in person interaction with friends, meeting new people, practicing kindness, and overall just being “present”. Look for my blog post on this very topic soon on the ClassPass blog series this month “Blogging for a Healthier Happier You!”

AND LASTLY, the under tone to all of these goals. I mentioned many, many months ago I made a decision to go back to school. I didn’t offer much in the way of details at the time as I was sorting a few personal (and financial) things out BUT I am now in a position to say that I have been accepted in to the Certificate in Health Coaching program at Georgetown University (!!) starting this spring. And I am really, really excited. Learning

HAPPY NEW YEAR again!! What are you most looking forward to in 2015?

**Don’t forget about my Under Armour 39 Heart Rate Monitor giveaway going on until Sunday at 11:59 pm!!

94 Comments on Friday Five: Goals for 2015

  1. Awesome! Congrats on being accepted into to the Health Coaching program at Georgetown University. Sounds like a great opportunity! Here’s to a happy 2015!!
    Sherry recently posted…Friday Five: Fitness Goals/Resolutions for 2015My Profile

  2. i’m so excited for you! and excited your big news is public – it’s going to be an amazing year 🙂
    Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC recently posted…Friday Five: 2015 GoalsMy Profile

  3. How exciting! I can’t wait to hear more about your program.
    Molly @alsoranagain recently posted…5 Running Goals for 2015My Profile

  4. Congrats on going back to school, that is a very big deal ! Keep up the blogging, I love your blog and love the Friday Five link ups. Happy New Year to you !
    Karen – Fit in France recently posted…Blog anniversaryMy Profile

  5. Good luck on the sub-2 hour half! Shamrock is where I got mine, it’s a great course to do it!!! And also congrats on going back to school 🙂
    Stacey recently posted…Friday Five: GoalsMy Profile

  6. Congrats on Georgetown – very excited for you! Number one would be a great thought exercise for me and I love number four. Looking forward to the ClassPass post!
    Jennifer recently posted…Friday Five – 2015 Goals…Blog Design EditionMy Profile

  7. Congratulations Mar! That is so fantastic! You will make an excellent addition to that program, and you will be an excellent coach. No doubt about it!
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Five Blogging Resolutions to Maintain IntegrityMy Profile

  8. Congrats!! That is such exciting news. 2015 will be a great year!!
    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine recently posted…The REAL Goals for 2015My Profile

  9. Congrats on your announcement to Georgetown!! How exciting and best of luck! 🙂
    Melanie @runnergirlinarockingworld recently posted…2015: Fitness Goals and More!My Profile

  10. Great goals! Congrats on the school plans!
    Coco recently posted…Five New Year Resolutions For BloggersMy Profile

  11. Amazing news Mar!! Congrats!! Shamrock is a great course for a PR, you will have a blast!!
    Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…My Year of Running and Racing 2014My Profile

  12. Wow! Congrats with school! Happy 2015!

  13. Shamrock is a great race for a PR and hopefully you will see Christine that weekend. I don’t think she has signed up yet, but she certainly will be there cheering if she does not race! Congrats on your acceptance to Georgetown. That is awesome news and what an exciting spring you will have back in school.
    Pam recently posted…Brooks Running gave us a #runhappy surprise!My Profile

  14. Congrats on the school plans! It sounds like you’ve got a big year ahead of you 🙂 I love the one about being more present. That is something that seems so simple but is so hard to actually accomplish.
    Chaitali recently posted…How did I do with my 2014 goals?My Profile

  15. Great goals! I have similar thoughts about my blog. I’m not ready to fully stop blogging yet but I question the time I spent blogging (reading and writing). Right now I would rather read a good book or spent quality time with my daughter. I find myself too often to check my phone while spending time with her.
    Christine {dreamBIGrunner} recently posted…December 2014My Profile

    • Yep, just need to define what is of utmost importance to me and focus my efforts there. I”d rather blog than deal with FB, Pinterest, etc. All about finding the calm in the chaos.

  16. Thanks for hosting this Friday Five! I am so happy to put down in writing my 2015 goals so I can reference them throughout the year to make sure I am staying on track.

    Couldn’t agree more about staying injury free! My primary goal after this past year of injuries.
    Sara @ Lake Shore Runner recently posted…2015 Running, Personal Health & Blogging Goals #FridayFiveMy Profile

  17. Be more present…I like that! Sub 2 is one of my hopes as well. Here’s to our success!!
    HoHo Runs recently posted…2015 Wishes (Friday Five)My Profile

  18. Great set of goals! And congrats on going back to school! Looks like you have some great things in store for 2015.
    Liz @ Loving to Tri recently posted…5 Organization Goals for JanuaryMy Profile

  19. April @ RunTheGreatWideSomewhere | January 2, 2015 at 8:33 am |

    How exciting! Best of luck with school and have a wonderful time! I just passed my 2-year mark with my blog and am ready for some changes too. Maybe most bloggers get the two-year-itch! Here’s to a wonderful 2015!

  20. Woo Hoo!!! Congrats on the acceptance into Georgetown. That’s awesome news. I can’t wait to see how your year unfolds. I’m excited for you.
    Haley @ Running with Diapers recently posted…15 in 2015My Profile

  21. All great, but I think #4 is especially so important. Life is short, and being present is key for me to appreciate & experience all that life offers. It’s something I strive for too. Congrats on your school plans!
    Jennifer recently posted…January 2015 GoalsMy Profile

  22. CONGRATS on getting into that program!! So cool! You’re going to be awesome! All your goals are fantastic. 2015 is going to be great!
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Five Things I’m Looking Forward To In 2015My Profile

  23. Great goals, and congrats on being accepted to Georgetown! Sounds like you’ll have a busy year, but hopefully it’ll bring a lot of good things, too.
    Amy @ Run with Perseverance recently posted…Goals for 2015My Profile

  24. Great goals Mar! I look forward to seeing you knock them out!
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…My New Year’s Resolutions for 2015My Profile

  25. Congrats on being accepted to the Health Coaching Program! 2015 is going to be a very exciting year for you!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Friday Five – January 2nd – Five Blogging Goals for 2015My Profile

  26. Mar, I love that we are both trying to sub-2 in the half and get in more yoga! Woo hoo! We can do it!! Congratulations on taking the leap to return to school and learn more about what you love; I’m excited to follow along in your journey through 2015. Love ya! Have a great weekend!
    Tara @ Running ‘N’ Reading recently posted…Goals for 2015My Profile

  27. growth, being present, blogging, being injury-free — these are all fab goals, and def resonate with me! i linked up to you guys, but i didn’t put anything measurable about my running on there besides doing another full marathon this year. i would love to hit a 1:45 half marathon one day, but let’s see if this is the year i actually push myself for that. 🙂 happy 2015!
    Shawna recently posted…Friday Five: Goals for 2015My Profile

  28. Oh wow!! Congrats to you!! So excited to follow your journey on this new chapter in your life!
    Helly recently posted…Friday Five Link Up!! 5 Goals for 2015My Profile

  29. Great goals. Best of luck with them this year. I look forward to following along.
    John @ run. geek. run(disney) recently posted…Five Goals for 2015 | Friday FiveMy Profile

  30. We have a lot of the same goals (sub 2 hour half, being present) and I love that you defined it all with one word, “growth.” I think it’s important to be able to go back to a mantra word like that when you need to refocus or remind yourself that you’re doing the right things and on the right track! 🙂
    Alicia recently posted…friday five: 2015 goalsMy Profile

  31. So excited for you to take on the new program at Gtown. Didn’t even know they had that. Sounds fabulous! Congrats
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Friday Five-Goals for 2015My Profile

  32. Sounds like 2015 is your year! Congrats on your Georgetown acceptance, such an exciting new chapter! Good luck with your half-marathon training!
    Jenny @ TurtleStride recently posted…Friday Five: Goals for 2015My Profile

  33. Awesome goals! I’ve been chasing a sub-2:00 half for a while. Got so close, then had a major injury setback, so I’m glad that “stay injury free” is on your list 🙂
    Your school goal sounds awesome! Can I come with you? LOL
    Alyson @ Disney Runs in the Family recently posted…My Plan to Get Back on Track for 2015My Profile

  34. I’m with you on staying injury-free. That’s one of my goals too–especially if I’m ever going to run a marathon this year. Good luck with school too! I’m leaning toward going back as well. 🙂
    Whitney @ French Fry Runner recently posted…Friday Five: Five Fitness GoalsMy Profile

  35. I have no doubt you will reach all your goals. You’ve got fire, passion and determination to do it!

  36. Congrats on the Health Coaching program. That’s awesome! I have zero desire to go to school again, but that would be something I’d love to do!

    Happy New Year!
    MCM Mama recently posted…Five 2015 goals that are not mineMy Profile

  37. Love your goals! And I love that you chose a word for 2015. I should do something like that!
    Kristen recently posted…Friday Five and Race Recap: Northern Lights Resolution RunMy Profile

  38. One of my main goals is to run pain free this year. I am running 7 half marathons which is two more than last year, so this one is really important. Hopefully I can get one PR this year.
    Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner recently posted…Friday Five: How to Get a PRMy Profile

  39. Huge congrats on the Health Coaching program!!
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted…First Coffee Date of 2015!My Profile

  40. Wow! How exciting that you get to go back to school!! Good luck in your first semester! I love your blogging goals!
    Kara {MaineGir2Runs} recently posted…Exciting Plans For 2015:Another Chapter To WriteMy Profile

  41. I love and agree with your first goal. I feel like I’ve gotten away from the reason I started and want to do a bit more with it this year. And I also have the goal of being more present, being less afraid to live and get out there. Also good luck with #2 😀
    Kels @ Blonder Side of LIfe recently posted…Live Life Off-BalanceMy Profile

    • Thanks, dear! Yeah there is so much happening in life you shouldn’t let this take that time away. It’d be different if this was a full time gig and it just won’t ever be!

  42. Those are great goals! I especially like number four – something I think most people to need work on (including myself!). Congrats on going back to school! Best wishes in 2015 🙂
    Heather Runs Thirteen Point One recently posted…friday five: 2015 fitness goalsMy Profile

  43. This is going to be such an awesome year for you!!!
    Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What?! recently posted…5 Ways to Stick to Your Fitness GoalsMy Profile

  44. Good luck on the sub-2 hour half! That’s one of my bucket list running goals as well. I’ve been focusing on the 5K and triathlon lately, but someday..
    Katie@Run Wild in Alaska recently posted…2015 Resolutions!My Profile

  45. My biggest run goal is also on my half marathon time. I am hoping to get close to that 2 you are going for.
    Abby @ BackAtSquareZero recently posted…Start The New Year RightMy Profile

  46. Cheers to an injury free year! I think yoga truly is one of the best cross train activities to help avoid injury. Both times when my injuries came on I had let my practice lapse a little bit.

    I love your goals and think that your half marathon goal is a GREAT one. You’ve got this!
    Salt recently posted…Happy New Year!! Goals for 2015! {The Friday Five}My Profile

  47. Congrats! Going back to school is SUCH a big and EXCITING deal! 🙂

    BTW, would love to know how you plan your speed runs…need to incorporate some of those in my weekly training runs for the DC Rock-n-Roll Half 🙂 Would love tips! Thanks!

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