21 Aspirations for 2014

2013 was a pretty big year for me, I had an overseas holiday in March, graduated university in June and did many awesome things. I had something to look forward to.

We’re week into 2014 and sure I’ve got birthdays and holidays but that’s not the same as a three week vacation. I’ve realised that I haven’t got anything to look forward to this year.

Yet.

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions- if you want to do something then do it, it doesn’t matter when it is. However this year I have come up with 21 Aspirations for 2014– not to be confused with resolutions. To have a resolution is to merely have a firm decision to do or not do something. Instead I aspire to do things, meaning I have great ambitions and goals.

While I’m well aware that I may not achieve some things on the list, or I may forget or not get a change to try- I will learn new things and push myself. Life is all about pushing your limits.

21 Aspirations for 2014

  1. Run a half marathon
  2. Accomplish hand stand push ups
  3. Stop getting blisters from CrossFit (I think this is more wishful thinking…)
  4. Cook a new meal once a month
  5. Face my fears
  6. Go camping
  7. Plant a veggie patch
  8. Budget and save $$ !!
  9. Plan and save for Nepal/India/Sri Lanka 2015
  10. Pay off my car loan
  11. Study something more
  12. Read more
  13. Discover more about Buddhism
  14. Be positive. Everyday
  15. Start learning French again
  16. or Spanish
  17. or Greek
  18. Try hot yoga
  19. Do a detox
  20. Have a week without social media
  21. Forgive and forget. Don’t hold resentment or negativity inside you!

So I’ll try, I may fail. I may even write about some of my efforts. And hopefully this will give me something to look forward to- new challenges and experiences. 2014 come at me!

 

Soph xx

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Run run run as fast as you can!

Yesterday I competed in my first running race. Hooray!!

It may have only been a fun run but for me this was a huge goal in 2013.

Lets back track a little….

About seven months ago I wouldn’t and couldn’t run. I was fit enough physically- but my mind just couldn’t do it. I would jog around the block and be mentally exhausted.

I couldn’t be bothered going further than 1km, and because I wasn’t mentally prepared my body didn’t function.

But one sunny day in March 2013 I decided, out of the blue, to run from A to B. About 6kms…

And I ran. 

The feeling was amazing. I had achieved something I didn’t think possible. It was a huge boost of confidence for me.

I don’t know about you but I work best when I have goals to aim for. I have goals for all aspects of my life, fitness, food, work (and the list goes on…)

So I set myself the goal of running The City Bay,the entire 12kms.  I figured if I could run 6km then I could run 12km!

I had just under 6 months to prepare.

By June I was running 8kms comfortably. I knew then I had to step up my training though.

Unfortunately I had to have an operation in mid-June which set me back several weeks of training, but still I continued.

The hardest bit was in the last few weeks- wanting to push myself but not tire my body out! The whole thing was a learning experience.

And I’m proud to say I achieved my goal. I ran the entire 12km 🙂

And my goal for next year? Well I have two. I’m going to up the anti and train for a half marathon! And I’m excited. I can’t wait to push my body and mind and feel that overwhelming sense of achievement at the end of each run.

The other goal? Well to run The City Bay faster of course!!

What goals have you set for yourself?

Soph x