Monday, December 8, 2014

Goals for 2015

It's Tuesday and I am linking up with hosts Jessica Joy and Jill Conyers for their The Fit Dish Link-Up every Tuesday.

Today' s topic is "What's next? Goals for 2015."
When I saw the topic, I thought it was great. This was the perfect opportunity to actually write down my goals. I think the last time I had to write goals was when I worked full time and had to for work (so it's been a while). ;) I'm not one for actually writing goals down as I usually just have them in my head. So at least with this post, I can actually see them and it will be nice to look back at them by years end and see where I'm at. With that said, here are my goals for 2015:

- PR in any race distance. I PR'd in every race distance this year and I know that it will be difficult to do that again, so I am making a goal to at least PR in one race, any race distance.

- Maintain being active with the fam. Goal is to keep hiking and doing fun active things with the kiddos.
- Continue doing speed work. I think that speed work helped in my races a lot. I would like to continue this and maybe do more. I'm hoping to do speed work with running friends as the last time I did, I was pushed to go a lot faster and it was great. 

- Add more core, strength training, yoga. All three of these will help improve my running. Core especially is my weakness. I would love to hold plank for 3 minutes. I was at 1:30 but I haven't been consistently doing it, so getting even that is tough now. I would also love to hold side plank longer as well. I rarely do weights so I know I need to incorporate them more as well. As to yoga, I would love to learn more poses and just get more flexible. I am so not flexible! It would be great to improve on that.
- Eat better and learn new recipes! I really need to eat better. On the weekends we tend to eat fast food. I really need to be better about eating more healthier options. What I also really need to work on is broadening my cooking options. I seem to make the same dishes over and over again, so what I need is more variety. It's difficult because I'm not the best cook and need to make things that are easy and not so time consuming. This year I hope to actually make use of the recipes I find on Pinterest and actually make them!

Those are five of my goals for the year. What is one of yours?

33 comments:

  1. Love all the active living in 2015! One of my goals is a sub-2:00 half. So excited for the new year!

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  2. I like the healthy eating part- that is a goal of mine as well. WE eat out a lot and I need to make healthier choices, blogging is helping me discover great food options and recipes as well so I am going to keep on pinning! Exciting things are going in 2015- cheers!

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  3. I'm with you on the eating better and learning new recipes - that's totally one of my goals! That and improving my food photography ...it's rather horrid. :)

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  4. Thanks Jill! Great goal for you! I'm excited for the new year as well!!

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  5. I hear ya!! Blogging is definitely helping me discover great food options and recipes too!! I just need to get in gear and actually make the recipe! :)

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  6. Great Erin! We can work on it together! :)

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  7. Jessica Joy @theFitSwitchDecember 9, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    You are going to rock these! I am with you on a lot of them! Def working on my flexibility too! I love your PR goal, and speedwork with friends sounds like fun!!! And, I am in cooking ruts too. haha. We sound so alike! Thanks so much for linking up. Always love reading your posts!

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  8. Pinterest is so helpful for recipe browsing! I would love to be able to create some of my own!

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  9. Looks like you have great realistic goals. My biggest goal of 2015 is to not get injured again.

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  10. I need to add more core/yoga to my workouts too! My core is in a pathetically sad state. :[ I'm also completely with you on the pinterest recipes! I have so many pinned that I need to start making! D:

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  11. Thanks Jessica! I always enjoy reading your posts too! :) Love your linkup!!

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  12. It is! It's so addicting, pinning but I Pin so much that there are so many recipes I need to make! :p

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  13. Thanks Deborah! Here's to an injury free year for 2015!!

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  14. I hear ya! We got this for 2015! :)

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  15. I am with you on the recipes and cooking more. My goodness, I run out of ideas so fast! I thought about making a list of 10 core recipes that I am good at and enjoy. Those will be my regulars and then I can add or replace other recipes whenever I am feeling more adventurous. I only have 6 on my list so far, but that will be one of my goals for 2015.

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  16. Great goals mien are to -
    Eat better
    Control the binge eating
    Stop skipping strength work
    Push it harder on runs
    Improve my half time

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  17. Sounds like a great goal for 2015!

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  18. Thanks Abby! You've got great goals for 2015! Here's to an awesome 2015!

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  19. Those are excellent goals! I want to PR too and run further in 2015. I also need to expand my cooking.

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  20. Nice goals!! Speedwork is definitely on my list. I have a feeling you will have a great 2015 as well!

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  21. Great goals! I have a board on Pinterest called "Can't wait to try" that I go to when I want to try a new recipe. If I didn't do something like that, I'd forget about all of the great new recipes that I find!

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  22. Thanks Sherry! Those are great goals! Full marathon for 2015??

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  23. Thanks Jenny! You too! I'm sure you will have a great year! :)

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  24. Thanks Tina! That's a great idea! I might use that. Thanks! :)

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  25. Great goals! I really need to work on speed work as well. I can;t even imagine a 3 minute plank!

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  26. Thanks Jenn!! Yeah it's going to be a tough goal, but we'll see how it goes! :)

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  27. Nice goals Sharon! I too could stand to widen my recipe base.....but there's always so many dishes to wash! Have a great day!

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  28. Thanks Diane! Ha! You are right. I'm not a fan of dishes either. :p Have a great day!

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  29. Great goals! I'm sure you'll knock them out. I'm finding Pinterest is great for getting inspiration for healthy meals. I share just about all of the same goals you do!

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  30. Thanks Janelle!! Pinterest is awesome! :)

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  31. Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountryDecember 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    I love these goals. Hiking with my kids is such a favorite to do. I am looking so forward to really making some PR's in my half marathons this year :)

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  32. Thanks Lynda! Awesome you love hiking with your kids too! Wishing you the best for 2015!!

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  33. An outdoor activities like hiking or traveling in different places would be awesome goal for 2015.

    xoxo
    Piggyback Rider

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