While this blog is mostly fitness focused, I definitely have some personal and non-fitness goals for 2016. The “Year of Yes” that 2015 became was a total success in getting me to step out of my comfort zone and take risks, small or large, because more often than not, the risk was worth the reward. I am looking forward to all of the challenge and change that 2016 is undoubtedly going to bring!
- Read more, screen less. I have a stack of books on my bedside table growing hundreds of other books on my “To Read” list and I am going to make a conscious effort to read more and get sucked into a computer or television screen less. It’s hard when you have a blog and also primarily do your school work on the computer but it’s a challenge I am willing to take on!
- Camp more. My parents used to take my brother and I camping all the time when we were younger and I really miss it. Now that I am somewhat of an adult, I really just need to get out there and get camping. We still have most of our camping gear so there is truly nothing holding me back!
- Remember recovery. An adapted goal from Runner’s World’s “Six Ways to Change your Running for the Better in 2016.” I somehow managed to get injured two years in a row while training for spring marathons so I have first of all, NOT signed up for a spring marathon this year, and second, made it a goal of mine to remember recovery. Little things that slide by like sleep, stretching, foam rolling, resting, and going for recovery walks to help me become a better athlete. From an athletic standpoint, this is potentially one of my biggest challenges, remember to recover.
- Take better care of my skin. I am currently awful for taking off my make-up at night and making sure to wash my face before I go to bed… and it shows. Clear and clean skin is so beautiful but I always make so many excuses for not taking great care of my own… no more!
- Forge my own trail. Both literally in the sense that I want to hike a lot in 2016, but also figuratively. I think 2016 is going to be one of those years that I look back on as a year that significantly changed my life. I will be finishing post-secondary education this year and heading out into the real world to forge my own path and career in life. I am super excited and nervous about this goal but I think as long as I stay true to myself and choose the direction that makes me happy I can’t go wrong.