On January 1st of this year, I wrote a post about my 2013 goals. Before sharing my goals for 2014, I thought I’d take a few minutes to reflect on this year’s goals. My 2014 goals will follow in a few days.
Last year’s goals:
1. Comment on 3 blogs a day
I got this idea from Carrots ‘n’ Cake. I want and need to increase my presence in the blogging community, and commenting will help me get there.
This failed in a major way. However, it failed because I started my coaching business and spent most of the year working on that and allowing my blog to be more of a hobby.
2. Redesign/self-host my blog
My blog needs a redesign. A real redesign. It also needs to be self-hosted in order to help it grow.
Done! I hired a designer and self-hosted my blog in February/March after we got our tax refund.
3. Get at least 1000 hits a day.
I’ve had about 23,600 hits this year (well since May when I started this blog), and my best day had 441 hits. I want to make that better! Goals 1 and 2 will hopefully help me get there.
Not even close. In fact, my hits are way down. See number 1 above.
4. Run a sub-2:00 half marathon
I ran my fastest half back in October with a time of 2:05, and I know I can break 2 hours. Hopefully this year I’ll do it!
I came *thisclose* to reaching this goal in May at the OC Half Marathon. I was just under 2:02. I truly believe that if I hadn’t gotten a late start due to porta potty lines and then had to deal with bottlenecking on the narrow parts of the course, I would have come in under 2 hours.
5. Get stronger
I would like to add strength training to my workout routine. I’m thinking of getting the book The New Rules of Lifting for Women that I first read about on Meals and Miles. I think it will help my running as well as give me a better, stronger body.
6. Buy a house and get our Corgi
This goal might be slightly a cheat since we already started the process, but 2013 is the year it’s going to happen! We want our doggie so we need a house!
7. Get better
There have been a lot of days where I was unhappy with my job and just things in general. 2013 is the year to make it better. I’m not sure exactly what that will entail yet, but this year I plan to do a lot of thinking and reflecting to figure it out.
I’ve definitely gotten better. I had a few bad days leading up to the marathon, and a couple bad days in the 2 weeks leading up to starting my new job, but overall it’s been a MUCH better year.