Friday, July 8, 2011

Mid Year Goal Check-In

Wow, its hard to believe that half of 2011 is already behind us.  I thought this would be a good time to check-in on my 2011 Goals that I posted at the beginning of the year.  I’ve made a few changes to my list as the year progressed as my goals/focuses changed but overall I’m really tackling a lot of my projects/goals and enjoying a few new adventures along the way.

Other note worthy events of 2011 thus far:

I haven’t found a new job despite my endless searching and I’ve been filling my time with lots of running, working out at the gym, and projects around the house.  I’ve also been enjoying lots of time with the husband since he is on summer break right now too :)

How are your goals / New Years Resolutions going?  What is/was/will be the biggest accomplishment of 2011 for you?

Here’s an update on how my goals are going so far …

For My Health & Fitness

  1. Continue to set small goals to reach goal weight, 5lbs at a time
    1. I rejoined & recommitted to Weight Watchers on 05.16.11 --- as of 07.04.11 I’ve lost 9.8lbs
  2. Walk and/or run at least 1 mile for as many consecutive days as possible {I bet my dad $20 that I could walk/run more days in a row then he could starting 1/1/11}
    1. Update 2/28/11: my dad took a “rest” day on Feb 1st, so I won the bet {even though he hasn’t paid up yet}. Then on Feb 19th, after a 7+ mile run, I was forced to take some time off due to injury.
  3. Incorporate cross training, strength training, and yoga into my workouts
    1. I joined a gym on 04.01.11 --- cross training 2-4 days per week, strength training 1-3 days per week, yoga occasionally
  4. Run at least 6 races AND participate in all 4 Elk Grove Fun Run’s {01.30.11, 05.21.11, 09.03.11, 11.20.11} to receive another All-Series Participant Award
    1. Elk Grove Fun Run 5k 2011 #1, 01.30.11
    2. Capitol City Classic (Inaugural) 5k, 04.17.11
    3. Race for the Cure 5k, 05.07.11
    4. Elk Grove Fun Run 5k 2011 #2, 05.21.11
    5. Doggy Dash 5k, 06.04.11 {walked with Lucy}
    6. Run 4 Independence 10k, 06.25.11
  5. Continue to keep an activity journal for 2011
  6. Reach 1000+++ miles for 2011 {walk or run}
  7. Set a new 5k PR Elk Grove Fun Run 5k 2011 #2, 05.21.11 - 31:55
  8. Set a new 10k PR Run 4 Independence 10k, 06.25.11 – 1:09:35
  9. Set a new half marathon PR
  10. Set a new marathon PR
  11. Run a new race distance
  12. Floss DAILY

For Fun

  1. Take Lucy to the ocean
  2. Take Lucy to the snow
    1. January 8, 2011 – took a day trip to La Porte with my family for my niece's 8th birthday
  3. Go hiking at Yosemite Day One; Day Two; Day Three
  4. Go on a picnic at a local park
  5. Go hiking at Muir Woods
  6. Go hiking around Folsom Lake
  7. Go camping
  8. Take a photography class
  9. Take a trip to SF
  10. Go wine tasting {again, again}
    1. ZinFest Wine Festival, 05.21.11 {May Date Night}
    2. Random day in Lodi 06.27.11
  11. Attend at least 1 sporting event {baseball, basketball, hockey, football}

Crafts & Things

  1. Get our wedding photo framed & hang in our home
  2. Make our wedding scrapbook
  3. Make a race bib scrapbook View the finished project HERE
  4. Hang race medals, {order rack to hang them on} View the medals & rack HERE {hung on 01.29.11}
  5. Put all our wedding photos into our Lenox photo albums
  6. Make a rag/fringe quilt Update 2/28/11: I made Lucy a fleece no-sew fringe blanket for her crate --- I still want to make a rag quilt too.
  7. Find a creative way to display our wedding vows in our home
  8. Frame the readings from our wedding ceremony
  9. Frame our wedding monogram
  10. Create a Maui Honeymoon 2009 Photo Book
  11. Create a Disneyland 2009 Photo Book
  12. Create a First Anniversary 2010 Photo Book
  13. Create a Yosemite 2011 Photo Book
  14. Paint the canvases for the TV wall in the living room
  15. Create a wine cork corkboard using our large collection of corks
  16. Hang cross stitch quilt from cousin
  17. Hang name + wedding date blanket from friend
  18. Paint the black frame in the master bedroom white {already have the spray paint}

For Our Home

  1. Paint the trim around the new sliding door
  2. Paint the trim around the front door
  3. Paint the new mantle
  4. Paint the dining room
  5. Paint the kitchen
  6. Paint the custom valance for the slider
  7. Paint the guest room
  8. Remove the wall paper in the hallway
  9. Paint the hallways
  10. Paint the guest bathroom
  11. Replace the interior garage door & frame
  12. Build more planter boxes for our garden
  13. Build one more compost pile & a screen to sift the dirt
  14. Reorganize the kitchen cabinets
  15. Organize the linen closet 3/31/11
  16. Sand & refinish the picnic table
  17. Replace our water filter in our fridge Replaced on 2/27/11 & should be replaced again on 8/27/11
  18. Fix or replace the pipes/sink/faucet in the mater bathroom
  19. Re-caulk the master bathroom shower
  20. Get a new front door
  21. Replace the window in the master bathroom
  22. Put a French Drain in our backyard
  23. Paint or replace the baseboards in the living room
  24. Repaint the master bedroom {???}
  25. Paint or replace the baseboards in the master bedroom
  26. Get a headboard for the master bedroom
  27. Finish the baseboards in the office
  28. Get the carpets cleaned On 3/31/11 I spot cleaned all the old stains from Lucy’s potty training days
  29. Dust all the shot glasses + reorganize them on their shelf

For the Future

  1. Pay off at least two more credit cards {paid off 1 in Jan, 1 or more to go}
  2. Find a new job due to layoff at the end of Jan 2011
  3. Build savings back up AND save an additional $1000 {if possible}

Other

  1. Donate my wedding dress to Brides Against Breast Cancer
  2. Read 12 new books {titles I’ve never read before}
    1. Country Brides by Debbie Macomber
    2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
    3. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
    4. Dream Makers by Nora Roberts
    5. Sliding into Home by Kendra Wilkinson
    6. Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin
    7. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
    8. Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes
    9. Run Faster by Runner’s World Best and edited by Adam Bean & The Editors of Runner’s World Magazine
    10. Runner’s Worlds Complete Book of Women’s Running by Dagny Scott Barrios
    11. Runner’s World Run Less Run Faster by Bill Pierce, Scott Muir and Ray Moss
    12. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
    13. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    14. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
    15. Kara Goucher’s Running For Women:  From First Steps to Marathons by Kara Goucher
  3. Read my Daily Devotions book each morning
  4. Volunteer at a race
  5. Trade in The Jetta / Purchase a newer car January 15, 2011 – purchased 2008 Honda Pilot EX & traded in the The Jetta
  6. Start using dried beans instead of canned I’m a dry bean convert and I’ll continue to use them but I might used canned sometimes if necessary
  7. Update my recipe binder
  8. De-clutter by donating unused and unwanted items {10 per month} Jan: 20 misc items to The Goodwill
  9. Move all the Project 365 posts/photos to my Project 365 blog
  10. Donate blood

For our Marriage / Relationship

  1. Continue to eat all meals at the dining room table and/or bar
  2. Date Night once a month
    1. Jan: Driving Range
    2. Feb: Bowling
    3. March: Crocker Art Museum and bonus 2nd anniversary dinner on 03.21.11
    4. April:  Part I, II, & III
    5. May:  wine tasting
    6. June:  Further Concert in Mountain View @ Shorline Amphitheatre & Comedy Under The Stars @ Laguna Town Hall

Updated: 07.07.11

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