Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 Goals

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Last week I realized that I never wrote down my goals for 2011. I know I had them in my head, and I'm sure there was more than one. However, I can only think of one goal that I set out to accomplish this year. I'm not big on making New Year's resolutions, but there is a lot of value in setting (and writing down) goals, no matter what time of year it is.

Here are my goals for 2012:

1. Become a certified personal trainer (taking the exam in January!)

2. Continue to improve my running, clock a sub 12:00 mile

3. Train for and run a half marathon (13.1 miles)

4. Not freak out over my child going to kindergarten

5. Lose another 20 lbs (This has been my yearly average loss for the last two years. At this rate, I'll reach my goal weight in 2015.)

6. Daily Bible reading, an area where I always struggle for consistency
Edited to add: 7. Volunteer for one or more local races.

Now that I have these goals recorded for all the world to see, hopefully I'll remember to check back on them periodically so I can see progress.

By the way, my one goal for 2011 (that I can remember) was to improve my running pace to 12:00/mile. I have run a race and two training runs in the 12:45/mile range, so I'm very close. Well, much closer than I was a year ago when my average pace was 14:00+/mile.

What goals are you setting for 2012?


  1. Congrats on a great year! I'm excited for you and your first half-marathon!! Good luck with the PT exam, you're going to be a great trainer. Happy New Year!

  2. So proud of you! You are my exercise/life change idol!! You GO girl!