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.
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:
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.
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!!