2014 Goals for Princess Lisa

And no, I don’t mean 2,014 goals to accomplish. Hah!  There are 14 goals I wish to accomplish this year–and not all of them fitness related….believe it or not. 😉  Though, let’s be honest, a good number of them are because that is how I roll.

1. Run 1,000 miles in the 2014 calendar year (averages out to 3.2 miles a day, 6 days a week, for the year).

2. Figure out what to do, career wise.  I’m bored and I need a new challenge.

3. Own a place of my own….or at least start the hunt (given the crazy market).

4. Once and for all, master the art of making French Macarons.

5. Finish a triathlon–distance to be determined due to lack of a road bike.

6. Run 14 races in 2014 (note they will be of varying distances).

7. Run a race with Princess Lindsey.

8. Maintain my weight within +/- 5 lbs of my “feel good weight” (155lbs).

9. Find an organizational system that works for me.  I am horrible for keeping things tidy…and I feel so much better when I am tidy.

10. Learn to make two healthy veggie side dishes a month, with seasonal veggies, leaving me with a rather large repertoire of healthy veggies recipes by year end.

11.  I would like a few new PRs.  Well, I would like FIVE (!) PRs, if I am honest.  I know I will have two distance based PRs (having never run a 15K and a 10 Mile distance before), but I also want to improve my times for more common distances–like a half, a 10K and a 5K.

12.  Send out hand written thank you notes when the correct occasion arises.  They are the right thing to do and it’s something that I have not been very good at doing in the past.

13. I am going to work to generally lower my expectations of things, people, events, etc. I tend to expect too much, get my hopes too high and end up horribly disappointed.  By having more moderate expectations, I will definitely save myself a lot of frustration and heartache.

14.  Record the truly great and memorable days, moments, whatever wonderful things I experience, in my new Kate Spade journal. We all tend to remember the bad things and the good tend to fall to the wayside.  I don’t want to do that anymore.  I want to be able to recall the happy times in my life with all the detail that I can muster.


What are your goals for 2014? Let me know in the comments!

~Princess Lisa

P.S. Happy New Year everyone! Hope all your dreams come true in 2014!


6 thoughts on “2014 Goals for Princess Lisa

  1. You’ve set some great goals! I bet if you sign up for 3-4 half marathons spaced out over the year you’ll hit the 1000 mile mark. That will keep you running those longer runs through the year. And I like #14, that’s a good idea, focus on the good stuff. Happy 2014!

  2. Great goals and all likely to be accomplished.

    I particularly like #13 as it’s one I concur with entirely and found it to be helpful too. As my friend said lowering expectation is not the same as lowering standards.

    Happy new year!

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