Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Goals

Another new year, another new goal list! 

I love making lists and my yearly goal lists are no exception.  Some of these goals have rolled over from last year {or even the year before}.

2011 was a great year and I’m eager to discover what 2012 will bring.

new year Source:  Neil Gaiman via Jessica on Pinterest

For my Health & Fitness

  1. Set monthly goals regarding my healthy lifestyle, my weight loss & my fitness/running
    1. January Goals HERE
  2. Return to running slowly 
  3. Stay injury free in 2012
  4. Reach 1000+ miles for 2012
  5. Start a run/walk streak on January 1st {run and/or walk at least 1 mile every day for as long as possible}
  6. Participate in all 4 of The Running Zone’s Elk Grove Fun Run 5ks in the 2012 Series to receive another All-Series Participant Award {1/29, 3/3, 9/2, 12/8}
  7. Run the inaugural Running of the Elk Half Half Marathon in Elk Grove on April 1st
  8. Set a new marathon PR

For Fun

  1. Spectate the Ironman 70.3 Vineman on July 15th, 2012 {running buddy is participating}
  2. Volunteer at a race
  3. Go camping
  4. Go hiking
  5. Go to the snow
  6. Go to the ocean
  7. Go wine tasting someplace new
  8. Go to a new museum
  9. Visit a zoo
  10. Attend 1 sporting event {baseball, basketball, hockey, football}
  11. Watch at least 12 more movies on the AFI Top 100 Movies {in 2011 we watched #1 – 16} *added 01.18.12

Crafts & Things

  1. Finish the wedding scrapbook
  2. Finish the anniversary scrapbook
  3. Create something with my large collection of wine corks
  4. Hang cross stitch quilt from cousin
  5. Paint the black frame in the master bedroom white

Around the Home

  1. Paint the trim around the sliding glass door & front door
  2. Build two more garden planter boxes
  3. Plant a mandarin tree
  4. Remove the old rotted wine barrels from the backyard
  5. Hang more lattice on the patio
  6. Refinish the picnic table
  7. Paint one room in the house
  8. Remove the wallpaper in the hallway
  9. Re-caulk the master bathroom shower & window
  10. Organize the guest room closet
  11. Organize the craft room & closet
  12. Re-organize the office
  13. Organize the office closet
  14. Re-organize the kitchen cabinets/drawers
  15. Clean the carpets
  16. Use my adapted 30 Day Cleaning Calendar or find a new cleaning schedule
  17. De-clutter our home {using the calendar found HERE}

For our Future

  1. Find a JOB
  2. Rebuild our “emergency fund”


  1. Read 12 new books {titles I’ve never read before}
  2. Donate blood
  3. Continue to eat all meals at the dining room table and/or bar
  4. Set a new “no eating out” streak {previous best is 62 days}
  5. Update our address books {combine our several books into one}
  6. Journal {Peaks, pit, praises & prayers}
  7. Create our Household Binder
  8. Share a “thankful” post weekly {Friday’s} on the blog
  9. Read the Bible {use this schedule as a guide --- I’m a little behind since I didn’t start this until 01.16.12 so I’m reading as much as I can each night in bed and hope to catch up before the end of January} *added 01.18.12

For our Marriage

  1. Start a Small Metal Box
  2. Read The Love Dare together
  3. Date Nights {when financially possible}

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The husbands goals:

  1. Run 1500 miles in 2012 {he ran 1351.74 in 2011}
  2. Run at least 10 miles for a long run for at least 50 weeks in 2012 {allowing for 2 weeks off or less than 10 miles}
  3. Start a running “streak” on 1/1/12
  4. Run a sub-1:40 half marathon

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Ambitious? Maybe. Attainable? Definitely!

Happy 2012

I’ll be updating the list as I complete items. I’ll try to post a blog about any items that are blog worthy. I also reserve the right to make any changes at any time {a year is a LONG time and a lot can change during those 365 days}.

Updated:  01.18.12


ajh said...

I thought I had a lot of goals!

I do love roll over goals and I love keeping track of progress. Good luck!

Marcia said...

Hi, I read your blog, a lot, and Im not a runner and I dont even know you, or how I ever found your blog a few years ago.. but maybe thats why I absoulty love your spirit, and personallity. You Inspire me a lot to get off the couch some days and walk. And to make super yummy food some weeks.

Anyway, I love your goals, and maybe have a few suggestions for you in the books and date areas.

my absolute favorite book is She's come undone, by Wally Lamb. It was a Oprah book club book 12-15 years ago. But I read it way before then, and well, I have read it many times after. Perhaps you would like it to?

Ok, onto date suggestions. My Boyfriend and I are in the process of saving, for what, we dont know but we are LOL. Anyway, we try to do cheep date nights often.
Sign up for e mails from your fav resturants, many of them have mailers, and coupons right on line that can sometimes save you 10-20% off. We also invested in a picnic basket. OMG the things HE packs to eat are hysterical, but thats what makes it fun. We play a game I crated years ago, its called "questions" Its kinda weird, but some of the questions are like, "if you were a robot, what color would the button on your chest be?" I have an entire list and we are always adding new ones, if you want it. I could e mail it to you. It helps have fun, and asks questions totally outside the normal stuff. We go bowling, becuase its cheap. Loal entertainment, cheap,or most of the time free. Last year I did a photo shoot with him, because I like Photography. I brought some props, and tried to recreate some pics of us that I see professionals take in magazines. OMG i just realized IM so weird, sorry. But my whole point isnt about spending money when its date night. Its about date night happening. Honeslty last october, It was chilly in Florida, and our original date night got cancelled... anyway, our date was in our bathroom. well the guest bathroom with the garden tub, we never use it, sad i know. He lit candles and plugged my i pod in, and we sat in our bath tub for an hour. It wasnt much but it let us reconnect from a busy week, and let us fall in love all over again.
So i rambled on and on, and you are probably like shut up now, But I loved your post, and got overly inspired to write my own list that I just wanted to share some of what we do. Good luck this year on running, I hope your shin and hip stay healthy. And good luck on your goals!!

christa said...

Wowza! Great list of goals! Good luck onthe job! I've been searching for full time (i work part time for WW and I had another part time) and right before Christmas I got hired full time at my part time job (not WW) and I"m still going to lead one WW meeting a week. So happy!! I'm looking forward to building our savings and buying a house this year!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

you are ambitious and i love it!! love your no eating out streak goal...i need to try that.

RainStorm said...

Thanks an incredible list! I was avoiding writing a set of new years goals because I'm a bit daunted about what this year will bring. However, your amazing list has almost convinced me! Have a great 2012!

That Pink Girl said...

You're going to be a busy woman but these all look FUN!
I especially love your "no eating out" challenge. I've done that for a month at a time...but never for 62 days!