I know it’s a little late for a 2015 “goals” type of post, and I did mean to put one together at the start of the year, but it’s always hard for me to begin setting new goals when I’m focused on the Walt Disney World Marathon which is just over a week into the new year.
So, it may be a little late as far as the calendar goes, but because I start classes this week and I’m starting to look into some races for this year, it seems like a perfect week for me to review some of the things I’m hoping to accomplish in 2015!
Complete Pre-Requisite Classes
If you’ve been reading Live, Run, Grow for awhile now you may know that I’ve been taking pre-requisite classes I need to apply to a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program (a bit of a change after after almost 10 years in event production!).
I hit a few bumps along the way and unfortunately have been delayed from my original timeline, but I’m about 3/4 of the way done with the classes I need to take and hopefully I’ll be able to complete most of them by the end of this year!
To apply to a DPT program I need to take (and study for!) the GRE’s (I’d love any tips or study recommendations from anyone who’s taken them!).
Apply to DPT Program!
If everything goes according to plan I should be able to begin applying to doctorate programs this fall for a summer/ fall 2016 start!
I’m really enjoying my new job as a Physical Therapy Aide. Not only have I learned a lot, but it’s been great to be immersed in the therapy and fitness environment, it’s really made me more confident about taking all this time to go back to school!
I’m really hoping to gain as much experience as I can from this job!
I’m still a little unsure about my specific running goals for 2015. I do know that I’d like to do at least 1 more full marathon and ideally I’d like to incorporate some speedwork into my training and choose a goal half marathon for a PR attempt. (More on specific running goals coming soon!)
Since I moved to Cape Cod from New York unfortunately I haven’t been practicing yoga as much. Not only would I like to get back to practicing yoga regularly, but I’m really hoping that I’ll be teaching more soon!
Working at a gym definitely has it’s perks and I’m loving being able to jump on an elliptical, get in the pool or do some strength training on my lunch hour! I’m hoping to get into a routine of doing cross training at least twice a week.
What’s your favorite cross training activity?
How do you keep focused on long term goals?