I've been allowing myself some slack the on proclamation of my 2012 goals, after all it is still the first week of the new year so I'm technically not that delayed.
Quite honestly, I've known most of my 2012 goals for months and have been writing them down on random pieces of paper that are now scattered throughout my home. Some were scribbled on receipts or bills in random moments of clarity that came at the oddest timing, others were jotted down in the notes of my iPhone while waiting at a stop light or in my beloved note book that I've been toting around with me everywhere as of late. Collecting the mess of papers I've made in the past few months and trying to make sense of my unorganized, and sometimes illegible, thoughts is taking some work. Because I hate to hold on to nonsensical papers and have recycled most of my well thought out life plans while on spur-of-the-moment cleaning rampages, logically putting together the mismatched pieces of the puzzle has become quite a challenge.
I'm sure Sir Isaac Newton jotted down his first thoughts for the laws of motion on the back of his cable bill just like I would have.
Thats how I roll.
Even with the rocky road that I've been traveling down in last few months of 2011 that I'm still trying to ride out today, I'm still somehow embracing the power of one truly successful year. It has actually been difficult for me to even comprehend the progress that I've made with my life in 2011 and what that means for me in 2012. Since I've been lacking major organizational direction so far for 2012 and my life has seemed to have came to a stale halt because of it, there is no better time then the present to whip myself in order for the year.
How I became an unorganized-organized planner that hangs onto promise of the unseen is still a beautiful mystery to me.
This is what I'm focusing my efforts on for 2012 so far. Because successful goals constantly need to be adjusted and reanalyzed, this is a work in progress and serves just as a starting point for me with 2012.
This year will not be for the faint of hearts. I will push harder and be bolder then ever before holding on to the promise that tomorrow will never come and we only have today.
2012 Running Goals in Numbers
- 5k: Sub 19 minutes
- 8k: 31:00
- 10 Miler: 1:04
- Half Marathon: 1:24
- Marathon: Sub 3:10
|This woman rocks my socks off.|
2012 Fitness Goals
- Stay healthy and be conscious of what is going on with my body. No injuries!
- Keep the focus on functional fitness with strength training sessions.
- Stretch and foam roll on a frequent basis without making lame excuses.
- Try the activities that I've always been too shy to try in the past. Spin, dance, boxing, crossfit, anything and everything.
- Pay attention to what is going on with my body. Listen to the signals that exercise stimulus is sending and respond in a logical manor.
- Be more involved within the fitness community. Continue sharing my love of health and well being with others leaving positive footprints behind.
- Focus equal efforts on recovery as on progression.
- Successfully build my own home gym.
- Let my heart be the leader in my training for marathon # 7. May the adventure out weigh the outcome.
2012 Professional Goals
- Continue expanding my training knowledge as it applies to running and other forms of movement.
- Grow my virtual coaching business and continue helping others actualize their running dreams.
- Pursue the certifications that I have been speaking of for some time now. Yoga, Group Exercise Instructor.
- Improve my writing skills and have publish works.
2012 Life Goals
- Do not settle! For anything!
- Embrace blessings and give thanks on a daily basis.
- Buy a house and expand our family to include a little one.
- Work everyday to continue to become a better Christian, wife, sister, daughter, and friend.
- When complications and obstacles come my way, do not give up hope or become fearful. Instead press forward remembering that no worthy accomplishment in life will ever come easy and trust that the Lord's plan for me won't always be clear.
- Learn to admit when I'm wrong, and be more clear in my apologies to others.
- Strive to keep my life balanced and not let any idol ever overpower Him.
- Support my husband in all of his endeavors and appreciate his progresses as much as my own.