Happy New Year everyone!
We were in bed before midnight last night but decided since we are originally from the East Coast it was OK – we simply celebrated ringing in the new year on east coast time.
Now that 2013 is upon us I wanted to share some goals I have for the year starting with a quote that will be my mantra for this year:
Goals only work when we have a plan in place to make them work, they don’t just happen.
Goal: Finish my first full marathon injury-free.
Plan: Follow my official Running Room training plan designed to get me across the finish line in 4:30*. Take appropriate rest days. Cross-train. Listen to my body. Stretch and foam roll after each run. (*my training partner and I decided on this time but both of us really just want to finish)
Goal: Raise $2000.00 for Team Fox (I am running the Vancouver Marathon as a Team Fox runner to help raise money for Parkinson’s research. The minimum funds I need to raise are $1000.00 but I’m upping the ante as my own personal goal. Don’t worry, you’ll be hearing more from me on this very soon.)
Plan: Scentsy fundraiser. Grassroots door-to-door campaigning. Pestering family and friends. Etc.
Goal: Start responding to blog comments on a regular basis.
Plan. I don’t get a lot of comments on my blog but for some reason I don’t make the time to respond to my readers who take the time to comment. I will make the time by responding immediately after reading a comment instead of *putting it off until later* like I normally do. We all know that *later* never comes.
Goal: Practice letters and number with Lincoln for 30 minutes, 3-5 times a week.
Plan: Break this into two 15-minute sessions. One in the morning for letters, one in the afternoon for numbers. I always worry that I don’t do enough with Lincoln but I also know he has a three-year-old-boy attention span so small increments will work best for him.
Goal: Read more, social-media less.
Plan: Whenever I reach for my phone to mindlessly check social media I will pick up a book instead. I usually have 2-3 books on the go at any given time and I’d rather have my children see me with my face in a book than my face in my phone.
Goal: Focus on whole-foods.
Plan: We eat healthy the majority of the time but there are still come convenient foods in our fridge and cupboards that I’d like to get away from. Teagan will soon begin eating solid foods and I want to use this time as a way to reset our own eating habits. If I wouldn’t feed it to her then I shouldn’t feed it to us.
Plan: Pavement Runner and Running Hutch have presented us with the challenge to run 2,013 miles in 2013 or #RunThisYear. I’m accepting the challenge. I have a bunch of races planned for 2013 to help me reach this goal.
There you have it. I have consciously chosen not to include a specific weight-loss related goal. If I am consistent with my running and whole foods goals then the weight-loss will come.
What are some of your goals for 2013 and how do you plan to achieve them?