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!