Happy Friday! Winter Classic

Yesterday was a ton of fun at the Winter Classic in D.C. Boy was the end exciting! I will have much more on this and all my other D.C. happenings on Monday but today I want to talk about goals.

I have been brainstorming my 2015 goals for quite sometime and it was perfect when I saw today’s Friday Five theme from Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney was 2015 goals. So here it goes…

Running Goals

  1. Main Goal: Stay injury free so I can run all of my intended races.
  2. Master the half! I have really only raced one half marathon. I have ran quite a few but they were for marathon training runs. So this is going to be the year of the half. I would love to run a sub 1:40.
  3. Complete a Triatholon – more to come on this soon with my Esprit de She Ambassadorship
  4. Record my miles for the year. I am not going to set a goal number because I have nothing to go off of and I want to cut my miles during training because I find the more miles I do a week the more suseptable I am to injury.
  5. Qualify for Boston [a goal I have each and every year until I do it]. I am planning on only running one full this year so this might be a lofty goal, but I like to set the bar high.

Personal & Personal Health Goals

  1. Cut unnecessary sugar from my diet to try and curb my sweet tooth
  2. Do yoga for at least an hour each week. This will help me stay injury free by stretching any nagging muscles
  3. Be less stressed! Wouldn’t everyone like this? I want to try and eliminate things that make me stressed or at least mitigate them.
  4. Get stronger – keep focusing on strength workouts. Especially my glutes and core
  5. This one is a given – complete my Master’s Program! But because I am writing a thesis I have the entire year to complete it. I want to set a time limit on it – Complete my thesis by Labor Day.

Blogging Goals

  1. Create more content posts [how to’s, recipes] based on what my readers liked in 2014
  2. Create a weekly newsletter for subscribers
  3. Host more giveaways of products I love
  4. Work on making Lake Shore Runner more user friendly to find old posts!
  5. Work on using more social media outlets [Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter] to connect with more readers

I am a little sad because this is my last day with family. I fly out tomorrow. It seems like just yesterday I was flying home. As my Grandma always says – Good things have to come to an end in order for them to happen again.

Enjoy your weekend!


  • What is one of your 2015 Goals?
  • How was your New Years?