Motivation Mondays: Setting Goals

Around this time last year, I was setting a goal to run my first half marathon in 2013. As you all know, I accomplished that. And now thanks to everyone that voted for me, I’ll be running THREE half marathons in 2014! Now here it is, December and naturally I’m pondering new goals for the new year. It’s important to have goals!



  1. Complete the 14 in 2014 Challenge.
  2. Complete 3 Rock n Roll Half Marathons.
  3. Include Yoga in my regular workout routine.
  4. Strength train at least 2 times a week.
  5. Complete a sub-28 5k!
  6. Complete a sub-2:30 half marathon!


  1. Pay off one credit card.
  2. Set a budget and stick to it!
  3. Increase my 401k contributions by 1% (after my annual review).
  4. Set aside $25 each paycheck to savings.


  1. Continue to build and strengthen relationships/friendships.
  2. Learn more and grow in my faith and with God.
  3. Work on my patience (or lack thereof).
  4. Volunteer more when time permits.

What better way to keep motivated in 2014 than setting some goals, right? If you haven’t already, now’s the time to set down and look at what you want to accomplish in the new year. Forget New Years resolutions…set some GOALS! You can adjust through out the year when needed. But set yourself some goals to keep yourself motivated. Once your goals are set, then sit down and layout your plan to attain them. Don’t forget to award yourself along the way! Cheers to 2014!!

What are your goals for the new year?
Do you set more than just running goals?

See you on the road!

12 responses to “Motivation Mondays: Setting Goals

  1. Great goals especially #1! I set goals ever year and, like yours, in several different areas of my life. The goal post is one of my favorites of the year!

  2. I love #1 of your personal goals. That’s a great one that people don’t think of.

    • Thanks Irene! And thanks for reading. 🙂 As we get older, friendships and relationships become more valuable to us. In the past year, I’ve seen friends come and go and I’ve even learned that some of them weren’t what they seem to be. But I want to personally better myself through bettering my relationships in my life with those that I treasure. Cheers to the new year and bettering ourselves!

  3. My big running goal is strength train twice a week too. I am really bad about it, but need to get on it.
    Our financial goals are really similar too.

    • Looks like we’re both in the same boat. I’ve totally slacked on my strength training the last half of this year.

      I only get paid once a month so it’s been hard. But if I can get a couple of big bills paid off, I’ll be able to live more comfortably. Good luck on attaining your goals!!

  4. I like the thought of setting goals instead of resolutions. I have set some running goals so far, not so sure what other “life” goals I will set!

    • Sometimes we don’t realize that our life and running goals can coincide. Maybe thinking of your running goals will help you decide on what life goals you could set. Good luck on attaining your goals! Cheers to the new year! 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for posting your goals for 2014. I am especially thankful that you posted about 14 in 2014 as I had never heard of it and I am very excited to join in this year and push myself to more regular running and at least one new race distance in 2014. I just recently found your blog and have been enjoying your posts!

    • This comment just made my day!!!! I love it! I’m so happy to hear that you will be joining us for 14 in 2014! Please feel free to comment along and tell me how you’re doing. I’m excited to hear your progress through 2014. 🙂 Thank YOU for reading and I’m so happy that you’ve found my blog!

  6. Thanks for linking up with me! I love your financial goals. I need some financial goals lol

    Good luck on your half marys and attaining all your goals for 2014!

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