I don’t love 14 like I do 13, but that’s ok, it can still be an awesome year. I’m a “goals not resolutions” girl, so this format for goals really kept me on track last year, so I’m trying it again.
- Finish another five half marathons in five days. I’m super excited to be sharing this with Kim and I look forward to seeing some of the awesome people I met at Dust Bowl. Running these kind of events is like a running party!
- Run 14 16 half marathons in 2014. Yes, I did say 16. I only meant to do 14, but well…
- Run half marathons in 4 new states and one new country. Yes, Ireland, I’m comin’ for ya!
- Keep moving our whole family down the path towards healthier eating and more movement.
- Move on the days I’m not running – a minimum of fifteen minutes. I admit, I can be one of those couch potato runners. I need to not sit so much. And my arms would appreciate the occasional pushup.
- Get back to a point where I’m comfortable in all of my clothes. I’ve done it before, I can do it again. It’s just a matter of not snacking every minute of the day…
- Consistently work the number of hours each month that I’m supposed to hit. I’ve gotten better about actually sitting down and working, but there is definitely room for improvement.
- Keep building my skills with Google Apps, especially in creating Google Sites. I admit it, I’m a geek. I love playing around in html and seeing if I can make things work the way I want them to. I’m toying with learning css as well.
- Actually attend a BURP (homebrewers/beer lovers) event.
- Take a trip with Beer Geek. Hello, Riverboat Series.
- Be more social. In 2013, I was thinking I need a “social” job because I was becoming too isolated working from home while the kids are at school. Now, I realize I need to make my money at my real job and just add in some social to my life. So, here’s my plan:
- Continue to run at least once a week with the ladies of MRTT
- Run at least once a month with a non-MRTT friend
- Do something social at least once a month in the evening: go out with friends, have a couple over for dinner, attend an event…
- Reach out at least once a week via email or phone to a friend I haven’t talked to much lately
I’ll be honest and say that the last goal is probably the most important for me. Running races is not a hardship. I love the atmosphere. I love the bling. But working in a relatively computer facing job from my house is difficult for my extroverted self. I need more interaction. And it’s up to me to find it.
OK, 2014. let’s rock this year!
15 thoughts on “Ready to take on 2014!”
I love the variety of your goals! Of course, another year of the running machine! You inspire me!
Jumping on the you inspire me too bandwagon! Love that last sentence… I’m ready to rock 2014!
Oh, and you can still sign up for 14 in 2014 as an overachiever 😉
I already did LOL!
I look forward to reading about your 5 half marathons.
Great goals! I can’t wait to hear about the 5 marathons in 5 days again and your trip to Ireland! How exciting!!
Oh Ireland! Running in another country is definitely on my bucket list. I’m with you on being more social. I’m a homebody at heart so I have to give myself a little push to get out more. Running with a group always works for me.
I am wanting to go to Ireland too! Good impressive list there! I wish you well with all of it!
Ireland…that is so exciting!
Great goals – and love the choice of running in Ireland! Happy New Year!
Ireland?!! That’s exciting.
Oh my gosh, your running goals make ME feel tired! Haha, that’s awesome lady!! Can’t wait to read about you killing all your goals this year! 🙂
Love that you have goals for all aspects of your life 😉 You are totally going to kill it this year!
Do you have your 16 races for 2014 listed somewhere convenient for me to look at?
The fourteen are listed in “Call me crazy”. The other two are the race in Ireland and the Baltimore Half Marathon in the fall.