Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I don't call them New Year Resolutions... They aren't things I want to accomplish in the new year just to quickly fail and ignore; I hope to accomplish and build on as time goes by. Whether it's a month, 6 months, a year, or 5 years, they are things I will use to keep me accountable. Things I will use to track my progress, benchmark amazing accomplishments.

I don't call them New Year Resolutions, I call them goals.

In my opinion, everyone needs them...

I wrote down my goals for 2009 on January 3, 2009. They read (exactly as I wrote them):
  • Complete my first half marathon in February (been training since Oct)
  • Complete another half marathon (don't know which one yet)
  • Lose 20 pounds(which should happen if I keep training)
  • Start boxing again (I've stopped the past month with training for the HM and traveling)
Ya know what's totally cool? I accomplished all 4 of them!

The fourth, I've blogged about a few times and is obviously something I have some difficulties with, but boxing is a love of mine, and I'm convinced to make it work!

So, since these are not New Year Resolutions, they are goals, here they are...on December 1 instead of January 1.

My goals for Dec 1, 2009 through Dec 1, 2010

  • Finish half marathons 3 and 4 (already planned)
  • Complete my first full marathon in July 2010 (already planned)
  • Lose those last 30 lbs
  • Do a 5th half marathon and/or 2nd full marathon
  • Continue to box becuase I do love it so!
So, as the new year approaches, what goals have you reached? What goals are you setting out for yourself? I'd love to hear about them!


  1. There is no doubt in my mind that you will meet, no, exceed your goals.

    All the best,


  2. This is a great list and congrats on accomplishing your goals for this year.

    I need to have some solid goals instead of just winging things. Sorta like registering for a race, gives you something to work towards.

  3. Great post and congrats on acheiving your goals! I am totally working on a goal post myself! Thanks for the extra motivation to finish it up!

  4. Those are some great goals! You have accomplished so much and I have no doubt you'll accomplish your new ones!

  5. Those are some pretty bomb-tastic goals! You totally dominated the 2009 ones and I am sure you will dominate these too!

  6. I posted about goals today too!! Great Jenn's think alike! Those are really great, attainable goals you have for yourself. Good luck! I've got to come up with some more for me.


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