Monday, January 25, 2010

2010 GOALS

I'm a focused and determined little lady. 

I thrive on structure, routine, discipline, and at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.

Setting goals is important to/necessary for me.

I need to know where I am going and how I am going to get there.

I have spent numerous hours since the beginning of the month/year/decade thinking out, organizing, and laying out my goals for the new year. I know what I want to accomplish, I know why I want to do it, and I have a plan to get there.

Yet I am so freaking nervous about putting my goals out there.

What if I fail to achieve a goal? 

Oh...the horror, the disappointment, the embarrassment. 


Without further excuses, here are my goals for 2010:


1. run 1000+ miles
2. run four races of differing lengths - 10k, 10 miler, 1/2 marathon, and marathon
3. do strength training twice each week (includes abs)
4. run a sub-4 hour marathon; sub-2 hour 1/2; and a 10k under 50 minutes

5. lose 10 pounds
6. lose the tummy/pooch above my c-section line (am I the only woman who had a c-section that cannot get rid of the fat?)

1. develop dissertation topic by end of February
2. have dissertation committee assembled by end of March
3. submit general research plan for May meeting
4. pass dissertation proposal defense by September 1st
5. schedule dissertation defense by June 2011
6. finish PhD program by September 1, 2011
7. complete my course-work by August 2010 
8. secure an external research grant for dissertation research by August 2010

1. read a book for fun each month
2. read two books with D
3. go out for coffee with a friend or alone at least once a month
4. pay for at least one massage
5. go to bed before 11pm on school nights

1. pay myself for mommy-share days (I'm watching a friend's child one day a week and she in turn is watching K one day; this cuts down seriously on our nanny expenses)
2. with saved $, buy the new camera I've been eyeing for months and put at least $2000 into my IRA

1. qualify for the Boston Marathon
2. train for an IronMan
3. get a real job



nora said...

HEALTH: 6. No. :)

David said...

GOOD FOR YOU, Becky! I found this post so inspiring! I know you were being serious, but I chuckled out loud about the 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep! :)

I really liked your idea about going for coffee once a month. I charted (we have Electronic Medical Records) from Starbucks for four hours the other day, and while I'd much rather have been reading something I was personally interested in, I really enjoyed the alone time. It reminded me of a much simpler time in my life, when I was in grad school studying for my boards-and I thought THAT was stressful at the time!

Secondly, I think paying yourself for the nanny hours is fantastic. What camera are you considering?

I really have nothing to say about your health goals except you are amazing. :) I have this morning off and am trying to peel myself off the couch to get to the gym, which is obviously at a stall, but I DO have my sports bra on already. . .

Proud of you for putting yourself out there. Knowing you, you'll reach all these goals and more.

Sarah said...

Ok, "David" is actually me. My brother was using my computer. . .

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