Almost every weekend, Dave and I head to a coffee shop to grab some coffee and a breakfast. I usually work on meal planning for Sunday’s food shopping and food prep or what instagram posts I want to try to get in. Dave will work on some work or his instagram posts. It’s a time we use to get creative. This morning I decided to focus on what some of my goals are for this year.
I like setting goals because it gives focus and something to go back to if I stray from what I am aiming for. My goals may change throughout the year and I think it’s important to not always be so strict about them if it just doesn’t seem right anymore–but at least I have somewhere to start from.
Here are some of my 2018 goals:
Focusing on smart marathon training. I hired a running coach (more to come later on how that’s going!). I want to focus on trying to improve speed and train more efficiently. I’m finding I have more and more things that are consuming my time and I want to train smart, not necessarily more.
Eat healthy and enjoy things in moderation. I generally eat pretty healthy and don’t restrict myself from enjoying things that aren’t so healthy. I want to continue with this motto. I may want to try to do some more research on optimizing nutrition for training and I may alter my eating a bit when Chicago Marathon training officially begins. I might also reach out to some of my favorite nutritionists to learn from them and feature their knowledge! If you want to be one of these nutritionists-let me know! 🙂
Listen more. You can learn so much by listening. At work we learn about the “outward” mindset and “lean” training which has a principle of the “5 why’s” to really get to the root cause of an issue. I think listening can really help with understanding why things are the way they are.
Read more books. I am one of those people who has like 15 books on her kindle and have only read partway through them all. I’m trying to read more on the train and on the weekends. Even if I read for 10 minutes a day–it will be an improvement.
Save money. This is always on the list. I tend to do a terrible job at saving money. I’m going to try to continue to find meals that get me excited and prep them on the weekend so that I can avoid trying buying too much food out. Dave and I have a wedding to pay for and we want to be able to pay for a lot of it ourselves (maybe even all of it) so it will take some good savings for that. We already have some races on the books but we are trying to keep them pretty local so we don’t spend much money with the exception of our Chicago trip.
Be positive. I’m generally a positive person (except for when I’m really grumpy with Dave…but you have to be grumpy sometimes because it can be bad to hold it in!). And when people around are being negative, the negative vibes can rub off. I want to try to do my best to stay in a positive mindset.
Blog more. I’ve been mostly just posting on instagram but I kind of miss writing on my blog and want to try to get posting more–even if they are just short posts. I want to post about things happening in my life and not always a post that is supposed to be focused on driving traffic. My blog is my space to express myself, share and connect with you!
What are some of your goals? Are any of yours the same as mine? We can keep each other accountable!