Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 Thoughts Again - By the Measurements

So, while I really do like my list of goals for 2014, I'd also like a list that's completely obtainable and measurable, so I know when I hit a goal.  Thoughts and lifestyle changes are completely wonderful, but I also like the sense of accomplishment that comes from hitting a concrete goal.  So without further ado, here is the list.

1. Make straight A's in school, or at least no more than one B per semester (just in case it's one of those classes or teachers).

2.  Run a half marathon in 3 hours or less.

3.  Run a 5k in 35 minutes or less.

4.  Get to a weight of 130 pounds and maintain it.

5.  Add at least $500 to my savings account.

6.  Eat out no more than once a week, when not on vacation.

7.  Run a mile in 10 minutes or less.

8.  Volunteer for at least 30 hours.

9.  Run in at least 14 races.

10.  Volunteer for at least one race.

Do you prefer concrete goals or thoughts more?



  1. Great goals for 2014! I definitely prefer concrete goals over anything else. The more concrete the goal, the more likely you are to accomplish it.

    I have never volunteered for a race, and that is something I would love to do as well next year. Great idea!

    1. Thanks! I haven't either, but I think it would be so much fun. There are some trail runs around here coming up, and I'm not the biggest fan of trails, so I'm thinking one of those would be good.

  2. I love these goals! I think concrete goals work best for me...but I'm a planner. That's one of my biggest downfalls!

    1. Thanks! I think there has to be a line with planning. I tend to plan too much but then know things won't go as planned and freak out, so I understand!

  3. Those all sound like great, realistic goals! Good luck!

  4. Great goals! Having been a teacher, I use to teach the SMART goals. Honestly, I don't set a lot of goals. I have thoughts of what I would like to do, then surprise myself when I accomplish it!

    1. That's one way to do it! If I don't have concrete goals I tend to go "well, I did it, but I could have done better" so this way it's just that I do it or not!