2012 Goals… Here we go!

2012 Goals… Here we go!

It is officially 1 week into 2012 and for the moment… I AM CAUGHT UP ON ALL THE LAUNDRY!!!

Yes, finally! We went on a week vacation and the laundry got a bit out of control.  So I thought I would like to take the free five minutes or so I have and post some of my goals for this year. 

2012 Goals


  • Read the Bible. This was a huge blessing to my life in 2011 and I am really looking forward to doing it again in 2012.  

  • Memorize the 23rd Psalm with my kids. I remember memorizing this chapter as a kid with my grandma when I was on a road trip.  I would like to say recite a little of it each night with my children so that by the end of the year they know it all.  Then we could learn other verses together.


  • Be early or at least on time.  This is a hard one! With 4 kids it takes a while to get everyone dressed and ready to go out the door to go anywhere.  I have struggled over the years trying to pull it all together and I have not figured out how to get the timing right.  Obviously I need to leave earlier which means getting everyone ready earlier.

Home Management-

  • Plan a weekly menu for my family.  I started doing this a few weeks ago and it had really helped from an organizational standpoint.  I have intended to do this for years but for a number of reasons never got around to it.  I am using my new menu board I made.  This will help in my grocery shopping and we will save money by not eating out as much.

  • Save Money. This includes less eating out, less shopping online or in stores.  
  • Keep the house clean(er.)  We have 4 kids ages 7 and under.  Obviously our house is not going to be spotless all the time or even most of the time. I would like to get a better system of what days I clean bathrooms, bedrooms, wash sheets, dust. Most days the laundry seems like a full-time job and the kitchen is constantly in use. 


  • Not get injured!  It’s been 9 months since my stress fracture and I am going to try my hardest to stay healthy in 2012.  I want to run smart and train smart.  I need to continue to stretch and ice as needed.

  •  Keep up the CORE challenge.  I haven’t talked much about this but it has been over 3 months now and I am still going strong on the CORE challenge.  That’s right, I have been doing push-ups and sit-ups EVERYDAY. I have had many nights when I’ve just wanted to go to bed but I can’t go to bed without doing this little workout.  It only takes 10 minutes and since I have a streak going I can’t seem to break it.

RunningI have specific time goals I would like to break this year. I may not accomplish them right off the bat but I am sure going to give it all I have!

  • 5K- Break 20 minutes.  I have done this before but it’s been too long (2009).  I’m ready to get back to the 19’s!
  • 10KBreak 41 minutes.  My current PR is 41:42.
  • Half Marathon- First, I would like to break 1:31:30.  Basically I want to run under a 7 minute pace per mile.  Then I would like to break 1:30 all together. My current PR is 1:32:37.
  • Marathon- Run sub 3:20. I am planning on running 3 marathons in 2012 so this gives me three chances to do this.
  • Run a race every month!  Whether it’s a 5K or a marathon, I would like to run at least one race every month this year.  (Of course if I get injured I know this will no longer be a goal!)

It’s going to be a great year!! My friend sent me this picture today. It’s the two of us exactly one year ago at church just days before we each delivered.

Tia & Brittney- January 2011 (Just a few days before we had our baby boys!)

When I saw this picture several thoughts came to mind.  First- WOW. I was HUMONGOUS! Second, it seemed like this picture was taken years ago.  So much has happened since this day.  But then in another way, it seems like it was just a few days ago.  I remember exactly what I was feeling.  The excitement and the anticipation of having a new baby.  Knowing that once again my life was about to change forever.  What a year it has been.  Thank you, God for all you have taught me in 2011 and for bringing me to the place I am today.  I am looking forward to what 2012 has in store and I pray that I will rely on God to help me every step of the way!

5 thoughts on “2012 Goals… Here we go!

  1. You write about so much that I’m thinking of today….the bible, core work, staying injury free and time goals…we have almost the same running goals for this year! ๐Ÿ™‚ actually, I could make this whole post my own. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. love your goals mommy! A lot of your goals are mine too. I like the menu board idea too. It serves as a drawing board for the kiddos right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ You inspire me to work harder. I’d love to run a 3:20 this year too! “Let’s do it!!” I’ve got LA marathon(March), Chicago (October), NYC (November). my blog is coming soon. hubby is working on it for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. These are fantastic goals. Very refreshing to see the holistic outlook on life. I can agree with the weekly menu plan idea. SO helpful! And I need to be ready to go earlier for everything as well…oh I am so bad sometimes!

    Not sure if you have ever seen it, but there is a great book I think you would like called “Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God” – sounds like you are well on your way there, but it has great home-making and organizational advice from a Christian standpoint. I need to re-read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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