Goals for 2015

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I know, I’m late to the “New Year’s Goals” game. I basically completely lost any semblance of routine, health or normalcy for 16 days while home in Pittsburgh. So now my goals are even more pertinent than normal.

I’m just going to throw my goals for 25 out the window. My life has changed so immensely from March 2014 and I’ve achieved the things I’m going to achieve so now it’s time to refocus and get back on track.

Running
This is the year I’m actually going to take running seriously. I saw a lot of improvement in 2014 without really challenging myself so now it’s time to actually do some work and see what I’m capable of achieving.

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Marathon training + tea at night.

  • Run a 1:45 Half-Marathon
    I’m going to actually do speed work and real tempo runs and stuff like that. It’s 8:01 miles and taking 7 minutes off my current PR which I am allegedly capable of according to my running friends who tell me to actually push myself.
  • Run a Full Marathon
    Yeahhhh…. Savannah kind of crashed and burned with my move to SF. I am going to run the Pittsburgh Marathon and hopefully be at the point where I can run with Lesley’s pace group (3:50-4:00), you know, thanks to speed work and tempo runs and things.

Health

  • Get Back to my Happy Weight
    I’m not going to say my goal weight because my goal weight is kind of unattainable and only happens when I’m being insanely active and not eating a ton… but that’s two pounds from my happy weight. And I’m 5 pounds from that. Being home just equaled eating out a lot and drinking even more and not running for a week. (My ankle was not happy with a solid 40ish miles of hills and trails within a week). Disclosure, my clothes all still fit and my happy weight is 107 so everyone can hold me accountable to that.
  • Stop Snacking After Dinner
    I was actually doing pretty decently with this at home and really, for the past three weeks or so. Minus that night I ate a bunch of leftover Thai and Pittsburgh Popcorn Company Maple Pecan Popcorn after drinking a bottle of champagne (aka New Year’s Eve). I need to just drink tea and go to bed.
  • Strength Train Four Times Per Week
    I don’t have any excuse to not strength train. I know it’s what gets me lean and will get me faster. I’m going to aim for 30-45 minutes. I’ll probably tack two days a week onto running days and two onto non-running days.
  • Go to Yoga AT LEAST Twice a Week
    I’ve been terrible about going to yoga since moving to SF. I finally found a studio that will do (it’s no Amazing Yoga but it’s heated power vinyasa and there’s music and it’s walkable from my place). I bought a 20 pack of classes so I should really use those.
  • Go to SoulCycle Once a Week
    AKA cross train. I’m not going to join a gym right now because I’m not going to use it enough to make it cost effective and I don’t need Equinox to find a boyfriend (kidding but also kind of not kidding). My Gram bought me SoulCycle classes for Christmas because she’s the best.
  • Juice More Regularly
    I own an expensive juicer, I should really use it.

Blogging/Career

  • Post Four Times a Week on AGIT
    If I want this to be a legit form of income, I need to treat it like a real job.
  • Improve My Photography
    Pro Tip: Date a photographer who will help you do these things. And actually shoot. And make an effort to take nice photos.
  • Business Plan
    This is kind of a secret, some people know what’s going on, but I’d like to have a full business plan for what I think is next for me (and others!) finished by the end of the year (preferably sooner!).

Personal

  • Actually Go Surfing
    And buy a wet suit. Goals for next weekend haha. I allegedly moved to California to be able to surf more so I should probably do it.
  • Be More On Time For Things
    Self-explanatory.
  • Stop Procrastinating
    “Reading blogs” doesn’t count as being productive. Neither does back stalking myself on social media.
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No part of this constitutes as being productive. Except for my ghetto standing desk AKA my counter top.

Travel

  • Visit One New Country
    At least! Hopefully Morocco, preferably another
  • Visit Vancouver
    Can’t fit it into number one since I’ve already been to Canada (Montreal & Toronto).
  • Take More Advantage of the West Coast
    I don’t know how long I’ll be in California so I should really take more advantage of all the amazing destinations on the West Coast, including places it’s easier to get to (Alaska, Hawaii, etc.).

Chat with me:
What do you think of my goals? What are your goals for 2015?

25 comments on “Goals for 2015

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on January 5, 2015 7:19 am

These are some impressive goals, but there is no reason that you shouldn’t be able to accomplish them. Once you get that fire lit up under you, you’ll be good to go! The hardest part is not just getting started, in my opinion, it is holding your ground when you are in teh middle of a goal-the peak of the hill, as it were.
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Annmarie on January 5, 2015 8:51 am

We share a lot of similar goals this year :) I am also hoping to run a 1:45 half and am running my first marathon! I am hoping to step up my photography game too- I have so much to learn though! Cheers to a successful 2015! :)
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Emily @ Sweets and Beets on January 5, 2015 9:28 am

I was late to this game too, haha :) better late than never.

Dang girl, those are some big goals for ’15! You got this! I totally feel you on the happy weight thing, though. It sounds like you have a plan for knowing what you need to do to get after it. Hopefully following you will motivate me to do the same!

PS — Pittsburgh Popcorn Company, though <333
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cait @pieceofcait on January 5, 2015 10:07 am

love all of these, i just got a juicer too and used it ONCE. why is it so much easier to go to the store & get one made for me? haha. I gotta get on it!
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Kay @ Kay Bueno on January 5, 2015 11:22 am

I love your goals!

I’m excited to watch you kill these, but also I’m going to be super impressed at how you make your week work with this. You’re going to be exercising like every minute. :)

I can’t wait to get photography/soul cycle/life tips from you.
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Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite on January 5, 2015 1:34 pm

Your goals are very ambitious and impressive! I hope you get to Vancouver (visit Seattle too if you can!). We just moved from the Western part of the country to Kentucky so I’m missing all those places!!
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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on January 5, 2015 2:06 pm

haha my goal/focus for 2015 post goes up on Wednesday (hopefully) so I’m late to the game too :-p And this is an impressive list of goals! I’ll be rooting for you <3

Also: Vancouver. Id love to make it out there sometime!
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Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes on January 5, 2015 2:40 pm

I love reading everyone’s goals and yours are great! I still haven’t made any goals and I don’t know if I will this year, if I do I will be really late to the game :) Good luck with reaching your goals!
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Alexa on January 5, 2015 2:59 pm

Hi Cassie! Love all your goals and would love to help you with the soulcycle one! I got a couple classes as gifts too! Also would love to surf but it’s so cold here! :)
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Jo @ Living Mint Green on January 5, 2015 3:27 pm

I loved learning about you 2015 goals! Umm who is this photo bf??? Do tell! :)

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Jessica @Myhealthypassion.com on January 5, 2015 3:35 pm

New reader!!! I think your goals are great! I am just getting into the swing of things myself! Its been a long holiday season…thats for sure!!! I am also from Pittsburgh!
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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on January 5, 2015 4:33 pm

I’ll be way later to the game :P My goal post won’t be going up until next week, probably, so you still beat me on that one. And I think you’ve got some great goals for this year. I’m hoping to take running a lot more seriously as well, and actually start doing it consistently rather than start up, burn out, stop, and then repeat the cycle all over again. 2015 is going to be a good year.
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Pragati // Simple Medicine on January 5, 2015 4:54 pm

I love your travel goals. Vancouver is amazing – I hope you get to check it out. Victoria is adorable, too. I’m not sure if you’ve been to Seattle but it’s worth a visit (in the summer time).
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ganeeban on January 5, 2015 7:50 pm

“…backstalking myself on social media.” We all do it, but you just have the juevos to say it! I like it! There’s so much exploring and hiking to do – in and around SF!! You’ll love it! xoxo, ganeeban
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Diana @sosmallsostrong on January 5, 2015 8:03 pm

Morocco sounds badass!! Actually, traveling more as a whole is a beautiful goal. I wish you the best of luck with these impressive goals Love!!

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GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on January 5, 2015 8:07 pm

I haven’t actually written out any of my goals except for my blogging goals. Being at home makes me feel like I’m still on vacation and my brain keeps putting the new year off until I get back to Canada on Friday.
I do know I need to get in some gym time as soon as possible and continue to go at least 5 times a week. Other than that, I’m flying blind.
p.s. the ghetto standing desk is pretty legit
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Mattie @ Comfy & Confident on January 5, 2015 9:02 pm

I was home for a while and definitely fell off the blogging, eating clean and working out wagon! I am ready to get back on track now though.
Your goals are lofty but attainable. It will take a lot of planning and time but you can do it if you set your mind to it!

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Whitney Carney on January 5, 2015 10:38 pm

Loved reading your goals! One of mine is to also improve my half-marathon time from my first one.. and to get back to my happy weight since the holidays have crept up on me too.

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on January 6, 2015 3:39 am

Pretty sure you promised Australia.

Very attainable goals and excited for this blog project for you!
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Tina Muir on January 6, 2015 6:30 am

I LOVE this Cassie! realistic, well thought out, and balanced. This is the kind of goal list everyone needs, and I have no doubt you are going to get there! I really hope somehow our paths cross :)
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Ange @ Cowgirl Runs on January 6, 2015 4:03 pm

Please go to Vancouver when I am there because that would be amazing.

And reading blogs is totes productive. I swear :)
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