2012 Goals

Running

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. (21:58 on 4/7/12 and 22:47 on 6/2)
  4. Run 12 races in 2012.
  5. Set PRs in the 8K and 10K distances (47:00 on 5/20) .

Health/Fitness

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. (Bikram Yoga, Kettlebells, Personal Training)
  2. Increase strength training sessions.
  3. Practice yoga 2-3 times per month.
  4. Eliminate sweets/desserts completely for one month.
  5. Make 10 new recipes.

Mental/Emotional

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.
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