Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 Goals

After some pondering I have come up with my goals for the new year.  Mind you there are lots of other little things I would like to work on such as keeping the house cleaner, eating healthier, getting more sleep but if I couldn't easily quantify it it didn't make the official list.  My goals are always SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-constrained) and not everything fits easily into that category.  Or at least I don't want to get that specific with some of them.  Here are the ones that made the cut:

1.  Run at least 750 miles - What do you do when you can't meet your 650 miles per year goal the last two years.  You yell at yourself and add 100.
2.  Finish a marathon - Registering is just a small part of the battle.
3.  One stretching session for each day I run during the week - Run four times, stretch four times.  Only way I think I can do this without injury.
4.  Lose 30 lbs - Yep, not giving up on the weight loss.  I don't want to be a fat marathoner or a fat bride. 
5.  Visit one place in state I have never been before - A perennial list maker.
6.  Visit one place out of state I have never been before - See above.
7.  Take a multivitamin at least five days a week - If I didn't have to take them with food this would be a piece of cake and a non-issue.
8.  Paint the downstairs bathroom, kitchen, living room and upstairs bedroom - I'm tired of the lack of color around here and it is high time my taste was better represented. Monster poster art will also be moved.
9.  Have a once monthly cleaning night - Regular cleaning will still be done as usual but this is for Kevin and I to tackle one big cleaning project together.  We'll open a bottle of wine, turn on the music and clean the joint up.  By the way, it was originally his idea.
10.  Not be further in debt than I am right now -  Ideally this would involve less debt but with a wedding, honeymoon, an elderly car that is incontinent of both engine and radiator, and an elderly cat that has been diagnosed with very early kidney disease I am going to shoot for a more realistic "hold steady".

I still like some of last year's goals such as "take classes" and "volunteer" but I am trying to be realistic about the time commitments involved and how busy the first half of the year will be.  At least those are more on my radar since I put them in last year's goals list.

Anyone else have any goals for the new year?


Kath said...

Hmmm. I like it. SMART goals. I'll have to think about that!

Michael said...

I'm a little surprised that taking a multivitamin is an issue for you. Maybe if you keep a few at work and take them with lunch?