Vision Board 2014
Happy happy 2014!
How are the first few days shaking out for you?
Yesterday, I put the finishing touches on something that I do at the beginning of every year – a vision board.
You can check out last year’s here: Vision Board 2013.
Basically, I take a look back that past year and evaluate the coming year and make a list of everything I want to accomplish in the upcoming 365 days and put it in a collage form to hang on my wall where I can see them every day.
Last weekend, I started the process with my blog bestie, Angela, and we spent the evening sharing goals and coming up with ways to collaborate in the coming year to order to make sure that we were nothing but successful! I believe quite strongly that you are the result of the 5 people you spend the most time with and I am extremely blessed to call my best friends some of my greatest heroes.
So what are my goals for 2014?
1. Podium. I’ve put in a lot of time and energy into recovery, nutrition and training and I have a feeling that 2014 will be the best year yet. I am racing for 5 Peaks this year and I am doing 7 races throughout the summer and I want to win them.
2. Run my first triathlon. Angela and I are banding together with a few other local athletes to train for a triathlon in June. I have done a duathlon, but triathlon has been on the list for too long. I love biking, swimming and running so it seems like an obvious choice. It is getting me closer to my goal to complete an Ironman when I turn thirty.
3. Volunteer. It is easy to get caught up in training and personal goals and I want to reach out in 2014 and work with local organizations that need time, resources and just a helping hand to make good happen. I am on a committee to help with the food hampers with House of Friendship this year, but I want to do more and make it a regular practice.
4. Work with my coach to meet my goals. I am a firm believer in coaching for all areas of life and I am excited to move forward in 2014 with a fabulous coach who understands my goals and is an expert in his field. The sky is the limit with the right resources!
5. Run my first 120 mile race. I am sharing my 2014 race calendar next week, but one of the biggest races on the roster is a 120 mile trek in Colorado with 20,000 ft of elevation gain. It is 20 miles further than I have ever run, but I am doing with another fantastic athlete by my side and I am so excited!
6. Learn self defence. My boss at work has bought me some Krav Maga courses for Christmas. He said something about me being disaster prone, coupled with no sense of fear so I will be trying my hand at some self defence. If nothing else, I can use the upper body workout!
7. Learn to ski. I have gotten cross country skiing and snowboarding under my belt and I want to learn to make peace with Old Man Winter, so I am continuing to take up more winter sports. I am being hosted at Blue Mountain in February and I am looking forward to a couple days to work on getting my skiing up to snuff with people who know what they are doing!
8. Learn graphic design. In 2013, I learned a few of the ins and outs of coding and web design and I want to continue building the skills with a few graphic design courses this year.
9. Travel North America. I have some fabulous destination races lined up and I am excited to go further and faster in 2014. I’m renewing my passport and booking the flights!
10. Read at least one book a month. I have already started this in December and I am excited to share a review with you in the next couple weeks.
If you are tackling your own set of goals and you are looking for a community to help, look no further. Angela has created a 15 page project and community called the Gorgeous Guide to Goal Conquering 2014.
A little bit more about one of my favourite local bloggers? Angela is a health coach, foodie, runner, and goal setting junkie, and the Gorgeous Guidecovers her system for goal setting from start to finish. Inside, she guides you through exercises that will help you to:
- Get clear on what you want your life to look like from this moment on
- Find your passions and live them daily
- Determine what you’d like to accomplish over the next year
- Get started on breaking those big goals into smaller, manageable targets.
What are your goals for 2014?