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?