Goal Setting for December
Happy Wednesday, you guys! Thanks for all your support on my move. I am gradually settling in and I finally have vegetables in the house so that is nice. Not that I didn’t enjoy living off supplements and nutella quinoa (don’t ask) for a couple days, it is nice to get some green back in my daily rotation!
It is time to look at another month. I am so excited it is December. I have had an awesome year and it is time to start establishing my vision board for 2015. I love goal setting and I have a light outline of my race schedule for 2015 as well. There will be a LOT more trail running than in the past. I have just realized that is where my heart is and I do this for the fun of it, not the speed of it.
First though, I wanted to check in and see how I did on my goals for November!
1. Return to Running. A
Yeah baby!! I am facing the cold weather and am gradually rebuilding my milege one measly run/walk at a time. It is painfully slow, but I have my eyes focused on Boston and I am doing lots of core work and strengthening exercises to be the BEST runner I can be in 2015.
2. Start working on a big project for 2015. A
Well, I am really glad I just put start on this goal. I was broadsided with a move so between condo shopping and actually moving, there went my November… But I have put a few concepts down and now it is time to buckle down and finish up. Angela and I are writing an e-Book. Look for it January 1, 2015. It is going to be awesome.
3. Complete my first Canadian Adventure Race A+
I had a blast with the boys of Team Ripkin and we are dreaming and scheming our Adventure Race calendar for 2015. This will NOT be my last race with the team and I am so excited to get back out there and hone my orienteering and mountain biking skills.
4. Get a good start on Christmas shopping. A+
Nailed it. I am done. Thank you Cyber Monday.
5. Connect with some old friends. A+
With a bit of off season downtime, I have taken the extra time to meet with old friends for coffee or a drink. It has been a fabulous month of socializing which is necessary for an extrovert who spends most of her free hours training alone in race season.
Okey dokey. December. I am hoping to make this one COUNT because it is the last month of the year.
1. Bring Yoga back to my life on a regular basis.
The holidays can be a stressful time and I really want to ensure I have a strong core and good flexibility for another demanding training year, so a friend has agreed to join me for a weekly yoga class at GoodLife Fitness.
2. Get the blog prepped for the New Year.
I am talking about finishing up the ebook, instigating some fresh new changes and plans for the blog and prepping my very first newsletter! If you haven’t signed up to receive it and are interested in some extra run training content, you can add your email to the list here or just scroll down to the bottom of the page.
3. Focus on others.
I know there is a lot of chatter this time of year about giving and that can get old for some, but I think it is important to capitalize on it while it is at the top of people’s minds. Throughout the year, I sit on the board for House of Friendship working on their public relations communications and they have developed a special holiday campaign circled around giving to others over the holidays. I would love for you to join me and I will have more information for you next week. I also love to partner with companies that are focused on giving to other people, like Janji, who gives clean drinking water to third world countries with the purchase of apparel.
4. Take time out to truly think about my goals for 2015.
This is a noisy time of year and I am looking forward to some quiet times of thinking, focusing and creating my vision board for 2015. I love the quote the unexamined life is not worth living and I couldn’t agree more. It can sometimes be uncomfortable but it is always energizing to check in with where you are going and why.
5. Enjoy Christmas with family and friends.
I will be honest. I am giving this one to myself as a bit of a freebie but this is really important to me. I am really looking forward to eating all the turkey and dying of laughter with my family.
One more quick thing before I head out. I am doing a giveaway series every Monday through out December and I am giving away a prize pack from Sport Suds this week. Enter here!
What are your goals for December?
Is your Christmas shopping done?
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
That is SUCH an awesome family photo!! You and me both regarding the yoga… this girl needs to get her downward dog on because it’s been WAY too long. PS. I so badly want to put a speech bubble in your adventure race pic about a vegetable brownie. 🙂
OMG, vegetable brownies. That KILLS me.
I will try my utmost to keep you committed to yoga. If we miss it in a week, we should do a Sunday yoga session in the living room.
Sounds like some great goals! I hear ya on the slow run thing. I’m trying hard not to let the ego get in the way! I’m giving myself at least six months to return to form. It’s been three and finally my legs are not dying. Speed will come!
Yoga is the best. It’s totally saved me in more ways than one. I love Moksha!
As I am doing little 20 minute run/walks, there is NO room for ego. I hear ya, sister!
Love these goals! And I can’t wait to come hang out with you and Ange next time I am in town. I think this is so awesome!!
Eeeee! I am so excited to have you come visit!
Sound like awesome goals 🙂