2012: Goals


Marathon – 5:15

Half Marathon – 2:15

10k – 59:XX

5k – 29:XX




12 Races in 2012

Practice negative splitting

Run at least one race NOT for time – only for fun

Volunteer at two races


Commit to 45-60 min workouts, 3x per week (excluding long runs)

just go

Focus more on stretching, yoga, foam rolling, and core work



1000 miles in 2012

2011 mileage



Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!

Take vitamins + calcium supplements every day

Be more conscious of portion sizes



life in general…

Blog consistently, at least 3-4 posts per week

Read at least 15 books


Surround myself with positive people to eliminate unnecessary negativity from my life

positive people

Create & follow a {realistic} budget


budget on Mint

and most importantly…

enjoy every.single.moment of 2012

While 2011 had more than its fair share of ups and downs, it’s best not to dwell on the difficulties of the past and focus on the opportunities in the future. Let go of the disappointments and use them as learning experiences. Life is short and every minute should be cherished. Surround yourself with people you love. Take chances, live in the moment, don’t think twice. Appreciate everything you have, as it all could be taken from you in the blink of an eye.


All photos via Pinterest

Everyone (for the most part) has set goals and/or resolutions for 2012. Which of yours is the most important for you to achieve this year?

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  1. Good luck on those goals, Melissa! I’m with ya on the budget and the more reading – plus I’d like to make this my fittest year yet between running, yoga, and bootcamp.

  2. Love all of your goals!! Sound like you are going to have an amazing year!!

  3. The realistic budget thing is definitely on my list — I was too afraid to pay attention to how much I was spending last year and I’m 100 percent sure it was way out of control!

  4. Great goals! Good luck accomplishing all of them!

  5. First of all, I love your header! Secondly, this is a fantastic list!! I admire all of these goals. My big goal for this year is to run my first marathon injury-free. I know it’s going to take a lot of dedication to stretching and strengthening, but I want it bad enough that I just might follow through! 😉 Good luck to you!!!

  6. 12 races in a year is a lot. I did 8 races in 7 months and got super burned out, so be careful! Although, mine were all halfs so if you throw in some smaller ones I’m sure it will be much better.
    I think my goal is to run a sub 2 hour half. My PR is 2:41 away from it. Though, I won’t put that on my blog because it won’t happen. So it goes in your comments! You are welcome. 🙂

    • I definitely think you have sub-2 in you, esp if you keep up with those sprints!

      I did 11 in 2011, and that was without racing from the end of March – Oct 1st. I did, however, run a ton of shorter races in the fall/winter so that helped a lot. Fingers crossed for no burnouts!! Oh and also for no strikes on my bank account’s behalf 😉

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