Looking Forward to 2012: Goal Setting

After having an amazing time in 2011, I am ready to challenge myself even more next year. There are a lot of things I’m hoping to accomplish before December 31, 2012 in lots of different areas of my life. Here’s a long list of goals I will be working toward achieving:


In 2011, running became a very important part of my life. When I resumed running in January, I could barely maintain a 10:30 mile for 30 minutes on the treadmill. Now, I go for 13 mile runs because I feel like it. I am excited to see what I can achieve with running in 2012. 

  1. Finish my first half marathon.
  2. Run a half marathon in 1:45.
  3. Break 23 minutes in the 5K.
  4. Run 12 races in 2012.
  5. Set PRs in the 8K and 10K distances.


While running is my hobby and preferred method of exercise, I know that I need to build strength in other areas in order to maintain a balanced lifestyle. I hope to incorporate more variety into my health routine to ensure I am the healthiest I can be.  

  1. Try 3 new types of exercise. (I’d like to try The Bar Method, Cross Fit, TRX Training, and Physique 57).
  2. Strength train at least 2 time per week.
  3. Practice yoga at least 3 times per month.
  4. Eliminate sweets/desserts completely for one month.
  5. Make 10 new recipes.


Living a balanced lifestyle means improving my mental and emotional health. In trying to develop physically health habits, this area of my life didn’t receive as much attention in 2011. I hope to change that next year.   

  1. Read 25 new books.
  2. Improve a professional skill (such as CSS/HTML or SEO/SEM).
  3. Attend 6 networking events.
  4. Read and watch the news daily.
  5. Read 3 industry-related books.

I’m glad I took the time to outline my goals before the new year starts – I have a tendency to make resolutions/goals in mid-January. I’m eager to get started as soon as I’m back in D.C. !

What are you hoping to accomplish in 2012?



2 thoughts on “Looking Forward to 2012: Goal Setting

  1. Pingback: My First Half Marathon: Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Race Recap « Staying On Track

  2. Pingback: My First Half Marathon: Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Race Recap « Staying On Track

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