Tuesday, January 03, 2012

12 for 2012

I'm one of those people that loves the new year. It's a chance to start over, to set new goals, to restart. Unfortunately, the last few months have been really rough on me and I can easily say that I'm at the lowest point that I've ever been. I'm really struggling and although I'm in therapy and working through it, no day is easy. As the calendar changed this weekend, nothing really changed for me. I'm facing a year of uncertainty with nothing really to look forward to. That being said, I wanted to establish 12 goals for myself that, although they're not the goals that I've gone after in the past, they're unique and something to focus on.

Here's what I came up with (in no particular order):

1. Three hanging pull ups
2. 100 pushups (girl style)
3. Stay on the balance board on a smooth surface for more than 5 minutes
4. At least 3 squats at 135 pounds (Dave said this goal is soft)
5. Be able to bench press 100 pounds at least once
6. Be able to touch my nose to my legs in a pike position
7. 3 hanging V-ups
8. Run streak for one month
9. Do 12 races
10. Do at least one item on the Life List or contribute to items on the Life List
11. Read 12 books
12. Set a PR


Katie said...

ughhhh pushups! I can do....1?

TriMOEngr said...

Very solid goals though most of the ones involving upper body strength I could never shoot for. I'm having some serious wrist issues I need to discuss with my dr later this month. I love the Life List goal. I think I'm going to work on that one too. Maybe a trip! :)

Sorry you are having a rough time. I've been there before. This last year was better for me emotionally, but I've had plenty of times where I really was just breathing in and out and "getting through the day". I hope you can find your own peace and enjoy life more.

Do you have your Life List posted somewhere? I'd love to see it!

TriMOEngr said...

Doh! I went back and saw you have the list on the main page. Well, since you haven't raced in Missouri yet, come on over! We can tick off another state! September Roots, Blues and BBQ Half? I *might* be able to get through 13.1 miles by then!

JFord said...

I should seriously rethink my felxibilty goals. Right now, I can never see my nose touching any part of my leg! I am happy if the fingers touch the floor.

Andrew Opala said...

I like the book thing ... I could probably do that!