Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Goals for 2016

If I'm being honest, I have been staring at a blank screen for quite some time now trying to grasp at what my goals are for 2016.  Normally I am all over the goals each January 1 and I'm geared up to conquer them.  This year I don't feel like my heart is in it in quite the same way.  It's bugging me actually.  This type A girl is craving lists....and calendars filled with goals...and a plan to tackle the year....but all I have is a blinking cursor.

I looked back over last year's post and found that it was a mixed bag of goals achieved and ones that I had honestly forgotten about.  I crushed my 10 miler goal but fell short in the half marathon one, however I was very happy with my racing year.  I lost some of the weight I wanted to but not entirely (this is a post all it's own).  Looking back over the year, there are places where I honestly let myself down and places where amazing and unexpected things happened!  It is leaving me ready to leave a little more up to chance this year....which for anyone who knows me is NOT in my hive inducing not in my character!  So for that I will be back....yes I will make goals for running and for all things health...but I do need a little more time to ponder that out!  Stay tuned!

One thing that I do have a goal for is family.  This past year challenged the way that I see my role as a wife and mother in the big picture of things.  I studied some pretty amazing women and saw pieces of myself in them and pieces I wanted to have...moms who handled life and defeat with grace for those around them.  I would say a big goal for myself is to be more connected as a our our our desires. It is more than just getting by...

So until I can get my head around what I really want this year to look like for me in fitness and running, I'll leave you with one goal...a connected, grace filled family.


  1. I am having a hard time with goals this year too. Maybe that is a 2016 thing? I do have a phrase "finding joy in the journey" which means even when I am doing something I don't want to I am going to try to find the joy in it and not be negative.

    1. Glad to see I'm not alone!!! That's a great goal!

  2. I think your family-focused goal is truly a good one - always so important. The rest will come...Happy New Year Nancy!

  3. I think that it is good to let the goals come to you and not force them too much! I mean, as a type A person, I also want to have it all planned out, but the past few years have made me realize that you can't plan it ALL out and sometimes you just have to wait for it! Not saying you need to be totally loosey goosey but there will be room in 3 months or 6 months for more goals. They don't all have to be set right away.