Monday, July 2, 2012

2012 Goals Revisited and Reevaluated

Today is July 2, 2012, which means that we are now less than 6 months away from the end of the year!  Before we know it Mike and I will be celebrating 2 years of marriage, I will be starting my 6th year as an employee where I work and Bernie, our dog, will turn 2 years old.  Crazy!

This also means that I have had six months to accomplish, and not accomplish, some of my goals for the year.  I have accomplished a lot more than I thought I would have by now, but there are some goals that I need to reevaluate (or re-evaluate but Microsoft Word said I was right the first way).  

Let's take a look at the goals that I have accomplished so far, shall we?

Completed Goals

Running 

 New 5K PR!


Triathlon 

 Finishing my first tri!
 
  • Compete in a duathlon.  Check, Formula 1 distance no less!
  • Compete in a triathlon or two.  Another check and we are signed up for our second triathlon in September.  

General

 My typical clean food challenge breakfast

  • Try a clean food cleanse and/or a juice cleanse.  I wasn't 100% successful but I did it
 
In Progress Goals    

Running 

  • Run a smart, well-trained marathon, more specifically Wineglass on September 30, 2012.  We are training and for the most part it is going well!
  • Run a sub-4:45 marathon!  My goal marathon paces are between 9:38 and 10:14, which would get me a 4:12 and 4:27 marathon, respectively. 
  • Run a sub-2 hour half marathon.  I'm hoping this will happen in Chicago, we shall see!
  • Finish a 15K race (automatic PR), this will most likely happen at the Spring Forward 15K or the Boilermaker.  We didn't run the Spring Forward but we are running the Boilermaker this Sunday.  
  • Run in a race every month of 2012. So far so good and we are registered in at least one race a month through October.  
  • Run races in two new states.  We are registered for races in Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
  • Run 1,000 miles the entire year.  I have 572.59 miles to go and with marathon training just starting I know I will hit 1,000 miles.  
 
Triathlon 

 My bike, sorry no name!

  • Become comfortable using my bike and general maintenance of it.  I'm comfortable on my bike, but not the maintenance.  I need to take a class!
 
General 

  • Drink more water!!  Doing well so far, I could increase the amount still though.  
  • Remain injury free!  Other than a few tweaks here and there, I have felt good.  
 
Reevaluated Goals

Triathlon 

  • Train with other triathletes.  This could, big could, still happen.  If it doesn't I'm not too concerned because we have run with so many other people!
 
General 

 I love Jillian!

  • Strength train twice a week.  I was doing well with this for awhile and then I stopped.  Mike and I have started doing Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack DVD so as long as we strength train as much as possible I will be happy!
  • Try a new recipe once a week and only go out to eat on special occasions.  We were doing really well and then life happened and we missed a few weeks.  As long as we try 52 new recipes for the entire year I will consider this a success!  We also dropped the ball on only going out to eat on special occasions but the amount is drastically reduced!
  • By the end of the year stop drinking soda.  There are still 6 months left in the year but honestly I knew this was going to be a long shot.  I have reduced the amount of soda that I drink by a considerable amount, but I really doubt that I am going to give it up completely.  
 
Overall I am really happy with how I am doing this year and I know that I will achieve most of my goals for the year.  

How are you doing with your goals this year?

    24 comments:

    1. You are crazy hardcore. I love reading up on you and all your goals. Those all take some serious dedication. Great job!

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    2. Ali Mc here from cottage town.....i loved reading this! I think you and Mike are on a great track (no pun intended) and I'm super proud of you!

      I actually can't believe how organized you are and how much you've already accomplished :)

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      1. Thanks Ali!

        I'm not that organized though, I just copied and pasted from my original post and then just went through them :)

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    3. You've had quite a year so far and I'm sure the best is only yet to come for you guys with the rest of the year left!

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    4. What a year so far!!! So many good and exciting things to come too! :) Awesome job, Jamie!

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      1. Thanks Jenny! I'm excited for the rest of the year!

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    5. you are doing so awesome! I think a few other bloggers are doing Wineglass as well - I wish I could, too!

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      1. Thank you! Too bad you can't do Wineglass!

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    6. Holy crow; that's an amazing (and ambitious!) set of goals for the year. I'm tired just reading them!
      Just kidding; you're making incredible progress and still managing to enjoy life.
      Thanks for the incentive!

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      1. Haha it was an ambitious list when I made it, but so far it is going well.

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    7. Well done, Jamie! You are rocking those goals.

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    8. Go Jamie and Mike! Look at all the goals you've already smashed!! I'm sure the rest of the year will bring the same success :)

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      1. Thank you Kristin, I'm really proud of us!

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    9. Sounds like you are kicking butt on most of your goals! It's never bad to stop and reevaluate progress either

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      1. Thanks Leah! Exactly, that's why I went through them because I knew some had to be reevaluated, but not too drastically!

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    10. I wish I was still running boilermaker so that we could meet! Have a blast, it was my first and one of my top favorite races! Good work achieving/working on a good number of goals and thankfully you have 6 more months to tackle the rest!

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    11. Loved reading this...you are definitely knocking out a lot of your goals and have some great things planned for the 2nd half of the year.

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    12. I didn't set any goals, but I really wish I would have now b/c I loved reading this! Way to go - sounds like this is going to be an amazing year for you!!!!!!

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    13. Great job with all your goals. Also if you have a tri club in your area you should join.

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    14. great work! you should read my post about grinders titled "I don't Suck"
      I remember my first 10k as being soooo far and now I'm training for Ironman #2. keep it going!!

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    15. Wow - what a list! And so many of them accomplished already! Congrats!

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