Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My 2014 Bucket List

Welcome to 2014!



When putting together my goals for the new year, I started by looking at the past. I can't change what did or didn't happen, but I can look forward and focus on new achievements I'd like to make.

So after thinking long and hard, here are my 2014 goals:

Keep running - Am I crazy to go chasing 1000 again?? I'm pretty sure I learned my lesson about listening to my body, so I'm ready to set my sights on that evasive number again.

Run at least 2 new races - This year I'll be joining Team Too Vicious and Delicious for  Reach The Beach MA in May. I have a couple of other new races on my list of possibilities, but nothing definite yet.

Complete a race in a new state - I'd love to find a race to do while in Florida over February vacation, but it's hard when I won't be there on a weekend. My other options include Vermont or Connecticut.

Try at least 2 new fitness activities - Through my membership in Blog & Tweet NH, I found and fell in love with SurfSet and Booty Barre classes. I still want to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding and maybe even Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga.

Get coaching certification - I'm hoping to connect with other New Englanders to earn my coaching certification through an RRCA course in the Spring.

Make healthy food choices - When I gave up wheat, I began to really learn about food, started following WIAW, and discovered quinoa. I love finding new ways to use it, especially in old recipes. Here's an easy recipe where I swapped out macaroni to make cheesy tuna quinoa:




What's on your 2014 bucket list?






13 comments:

  1. I hope you get those 1000 miles you want this year! I like easy recipes and will have to try yours soon. You could toss in your favorite vegetables. That would make a good lunch!

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  2. I'm going for 1500 miles this year! I also am aiming for run coach certification. Fingers crossed we get it in NH (and we make it in since they fill up quick)!

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  3. You can definitely go for the 1,000 miles again- I find each year it's easier to go a little higher, our bodies are constantly adapting to the stress we put on them! Love that you want to get RRCA certified, too!

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  4. SUP yoga is on my 2014 list too, but I'm pretty scared - let's see if I actually do it, ha! Great list here - you're going to have a wonderful year.

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  5. You can definitely reach 1000 miles in 2014! And, you should try SUP-it is SO much fun, and a great workout! Did you know that you can rent them at EMS for $25 for a full day rental? Totally worth it! Let me know if you want to meet for a run on the Peterborough bike path sometime this summer and we could rent boards at the EMS here and I can take you to my favorite place to kayak and paddle board!

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  6. Happy New Year!!!!! You've got this for sure. I think you will LOVE SUP.

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  7. That is a big BUCKET! Go get it... all the best to you for a wonderful 2014!

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  8. I love your goals! And that team name is too funny! Some day I'd like to do one of those races, but probably not this year. I need to find more "runner friends"...nobody I hang out with is into that kind of thing and I'm sure they get sick of me talking about it. LOL

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  9. Wahoo!! This bucket list rocks :) My bucket list is HUGE and definitely includes going to a few blogger conferences!!

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  10. I LOVE Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Like BIG Love! Great bucket list.

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  11. Sounds like a lot of good things coming up for you! I've always wanted to try SUP too but haven't yet...hopefully this year!

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  12. I need to start running. Last year I said I was going to run 350 miles by December 31st. I ran a little more than 20 miles. This year I'm not going to set a specific number of miles as my goal, but I am going to set a goal of running a certain number of days per week. The hardest part will be the fact that I have been barred from high impact activity until further notice. So that means I'm restricted to an elliptical, and that is *not* the machine to use if I want to run races in the spring. I can easily go 3 or 4 miles on an elliptical, but barely 1/2 a mile on the road. So frustrating.

    -Stephanie from colliebrookcrossing.com

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