Thursday, February 10, 2011

2011 Goals

Okay, I am finally getting around to setting my goals for 2011.  I haven't been completely on top of them so far this year, but I hope that I remember them better now that I've written them down (and they are going to get printed and put on my mirror!  Here are some of my goals for 2011:
  •  Health
    • Run 4-5 days a week
    • Run a half marathon relay race in May
    • Run a regular half marathon with Dave in August or September
    • Eat sugar only one day a week
  • Creativity/Projects
    • Basic scrapping of some wedding things (cards, advice, etc.)
    • Fix/modify various items of clothing (1 per week)
    • Make all of my baby shower gifts this year (nursing covers, baby quilts, modify onsies)
  • Financial
    • Pay off 10% of student loans before graduation
    • Use couponing blogs to save money 
  • Organizational 
    • Unpack and repack items in storage in preparation for moving
    • Organize my teaching papers from past classes in a folder filing system 
  • Spiritual
    • Read 3 chapters in the Book of Mormon every day
    • Write in my gratitude journal every day
  • Intellectual
    • Finish my master's degree!
    • Graduate in August 
    • Play the piano 10-15 minutes 3 times a week
    • Blog 1-3 times a week
  • Family
    • Be a better gift giver
    • Read the Book of Mormon together by the end of July
I think that it will be a good year to accomplish these goals!


  1. Hey ... running a 1/2 marathon relay in May is one of my goals, too. What a coincidence :)

  2. Yeah, about that, I really need to get running 4-5 times a week. I have run up to 5 miles at a time, but I need to be at least up to 7 a few times before the race!

  3. You are waaaay ahead of me. I ran close to 2 miles the other day without dying. I'll get there, though. I've set some goals with my Nike+, so I should be fine.

  4. Are you guys running together? Those goals sounds great Merry, you are more ambitious than me!

  5. Yeah, we're running the relay half marathon at the beginning of May.

  6. Great goals...good luck with them!

  7. Impressive goals Merry! I love to make goals and work at them! :-)

  8. I really love goals, too, and I've been pretty good this last week since I posted these. In fact, today is the first day in several that I have read any blogs or blogged. My goal to get down to 1-3 times a week is working!!