Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Goals

Well, it's a new year and a chance to hit the re-set button on a few things. Here are the goals for 2010.

Running
I am recycling my three gently used running goals from 2009 and reusing them here.
1. 5k PR.
2. Run a minimum of 650 miles.
3. Half-marathon PR

Health
1. Lose a minimum of 40 lbs.

Personal
1. Visit one new place in state I have never gone before.
2. Visit one new place out of state I have never gone before.
3. Travel outside of the country. Offer excludes Canada.
4. Drink more. We buy WAY more wine then we drink so Kevin and I are trying to drink 52 bottles this year. Combined. Not 52 bottles each.
5. Complete 40 hours of volunteer time.
6. Take four different classes. No actual school learnin' here. Just fun stuff.
7. Find and learn, I am mean really learn, 10 new entree or side dish recipes.

I am trying to do all of my goals as SMART goals which, if you aren't familiar with them already, are: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-constrained. With that in mind, I came up with the specific cooking goal but I am not sure that is the best way to measure it. What I am really going for is "learn to cook" but that doesn't fit the SMART goal pattern. Any other suggestions for how to incorporate "learn to cook" into a SMART goal?

Good luck to all my fellow resolutioners, goal-setters, and theme-builders.

* Edited to fix my counting error. Geez...counting to seven is hard.

4 comments:

Kath said...

I'm tired just thinking about it all! At least you have a very reasonable, very SMART goal to consume 52 bottles of wine. : )

Michael said...

So maybe you should add learn to count to go with that fancy degree. Or had you already started in on the wine when you wrote your second personal goal number four? :)

The Devil's Starchy Fingers said...

Bwahahaha!! I didn't even notice that. Perhaps my abacus will help.

But the bigger question is: You are on your French vacation with your girlfriend and why are you checking blogs? What is the matter with you. :-) Go do French things!!!!!!

aeep said...

Oh, don't worry ann. While he was reading we were listening to French horn while I french braided my hair and got a french manicure. The french press coffe was done and the french toast was soaking.

Totally time to check blogs

Good luck with your goals. What kind of volunteering do you want to do?