2013 goals

I love making goals, it must be the physical therapist in me.
So again, heres my review of goals, and goals for the upcoming year!

2012 Goals Reviewed

1. Half Marathon PR & Sub 30 5K. I sucked here bigtime. After the marathon, I limped through a few half marathons, and didn't run a single 5K. My knee and my motivation were hurting after the marathon. Then, my energy was focused on goal #2, and any PR went out the window.

2. Complete an Olympic Distance Triathlon. Accomplished and beyond. Not only did I finish an Olympic distance triathlon, but I finished my first 70.3 and loved every minute of it. I can safely say I found a renewed love of triathlon!

3. Run, Bike, Swim 1,500 miles combined.  1048 total. I admit, 1,500 was a bit ambitious. I would have been closer if I hadn't slacked off on the mileage in october, november, and December. Instead, I focused my energy on strengthening with Jillian. 

4. Focus on healthy eating, feeling good, and getting to a happy weight. I've worked hard at this, but not consistently or really hard enough to make a difference. I felt best when I was going low/no sugar and following Jillian Michael's plan. I have not lost weight overall, I did, but gained it back. ::sigh::

5. Save more money. I've cut down my credit card debt to practically none, but have been not great about increasing my savings, other than our savings for the wedding.

6. Do some home improvements. We did install our kitchen backsplash, but the basement has yet to be refinished.

7. Become more even-tempered. Still a work in progress, but I've gotten better at this. Sometimes a few choice words to myself out of their hearing range.

8. Look for ways to be happier work wise. Over the last year, I've had more opportunities pop up for me. I'm teaching again at SC next semester, I've had a research poster accepted to a national convention, and my boss is working on a promotion for me. Overall things are looking up!

2013 Goals 

1. Half Marathon PR. I'm going to only choose a few key ones this year, to avoid over training and more focus.

2. Complete my 2nd 70.3. I'm still thinking of a race for sure, but I know I definitely want to finish 1 more before I walk down the aisle!

3. Run, Bike, Swim 1200 miles. I think this may be a bit more realistic, but still a challenge. If I can keep my mileage up consistently, I know I can get it all in.

4. Maintain a cleaner, more organized home. Pintrest is an amazing thing. There are so many ideas on clever organizing for around the home to keep things cleaner and in better order. My goal this year is to incorporate some of those amazing ideas to make my home more organized.

5. Get my work promotion. I'm going to behave and work on being more of a leader at work so there are no snafus in getting it.

6. Get to and maintain a healthy weight. I think the challenge to get healthy is coming into a new focus. I have my wedding coming up, and I REALLY want to feel and look my best as we start our new family together.

7. Stay calm while planning my wedding and marriage. I want to put just as much work into planning for the marriage as I do planning for the wedding. I don't want to stress, I want to enjoy the time with Kevin as we plan for our future.

8. Save more money. I vow every paycheck to start putting away a little money into my savings. no excuses.

Don't forget to check out my 2011 year in review, HERE!

What are your goals for 2012?


Lynda @ Hit The Road Jane said...

Great goals and you accomplished a lot in 2012! One of my goals is to compete in a triathlon this year. Maybe possible a Half Ironman if I'm feeling ballsy :D

Michelle said...

It's great reading everyone's goals for the year. You've got some good ones. Happy New Year!

Kayla said...

Great goals! I think you have an awesome 2013 ahead of you! :) Happy New Year!

Erica Elia said...

Awesome goals!!! I want to do some things around my home this year also. New dining room hard wood floors,new granite counter tops, backsplash, and stove/dishwasher replacement to stainless!! Then throw in a few half marathons!! Erica

Michelle said...

Great goals. You had a great year last year. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. I'm a fellow (formerly, I FINALLY made goal after 5 years) overweight runner/triathlete, fun to find your blog.

Shannon @I Survived and Now I Run said...

All great goals and accomplishments girlie...blessings

Anonymous said...

Great goals for 2013!! I hear you on the stay calm during wedding planning! We recently got engaged and I had my first freak out 2 weeks later. Not good! But I calmed down once we decided on a destination wedding. It is soo easy and not stressful at all.