Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 Goals

Since we've been busy with holidays and then our Disney vaca, we haven't gotten a chance to put together our 2011 goals post, so here it is! 

Ryan's Goals:
1. Run injury-free all year: This means that I really need to continue to focus on my core, stretching, and yoga. Being prone to IT-band issues, I need to make rolling, stretching, and occasional massage a part of my running routine. 
2. Complete a 50 miler: This is a pretty simple one. I really would like to do the StoneCat 50 miler in November, or maybe the Vermont 50. Who knows, we shall see.
3. Complete at least two 50kms: Another pretty simple one. Pineland Farms 50km is one for sure. I'm sure I'll be able to find a second one. There's quite a few around here. 
4. Go for more long bike rides this summer: Miss Bethany bought me an awesome bike helmet for Christmas, and I want to put it to good use this spring/summer.
5. Complete another 2 of my graduate courses, so that I will be 1/2 of the way to my Master's degree in Structural Engineering: :-)
6. Be a good husband: :-) (but I still have 4 months before I have to worry about this one)

Other Bonus Goals/Thoughts: I don't really have any major goals of setting PRs this year. If it happens, it happens, but I just haven't set up my 2011 race schedule in such a way that PRs are a major goal. I'd love to hit a 3:50 marathon at some point, but if it doesn't happen, I'm not going to lose sleep over it. Running healthy all year, and focusing on my long-distance trail races are my priorities. 

Miss Bethany's Goals:
1. Continue my injury-free streak.
2. Complete my second 50 miler: (this time with Ryan)
3. Go for more long bike rides this summer: (60+ miles)
4. More lifting: (especially lower body)
5. Drop a couple pounds: (so I can run faster)
6. Read a total of 15 books this year: Expanding on my 2010 goal of one book per month.
7. Continue to try to floss more often.
8. Be a good wife: :-) (but I still have 4 months before I have to worry about this one)
9. Take and pass my National Interpreter Certification Test.

That's all for us, what are your goals for the year?! Have a great week, everyone!


Amanda said...

Awesome goals you two. I think you will both be able reach those goals and then some :)!

Running and living said...

Great goals!

misszippy said...

Great goals and they're perfectly in sync! A match made in heaven.

Live, Love, Run said...

Those are awesome goals. I like the flossing one the best! lol

Richelle said...

You both have excellent goals for the year. Flossing is awesome... keep it up! :)

Johann said...

Great goals! I think it is good and wise to focus on the long runs and not the PR's if you want to stay injury free. My next main goal is Comrades on 29 May but I've got some smaller goals on my way there.

Jennifer said...

BTW great race reports. I love how your goals also reflect real life, like the flossing thing. Ha ha, that made me chuckle. I might have steel one or two of those... cheers!

fancy nancy said...

Sounds like a great 2011 for you both!!

Silly Girl Running said...

Great goals for 2011! :)

Denise said...

i like the flossing goal. and expect bethany to be very bad for the next 4 months until the good wife goal kicks in.

Anonymous said...

great goals. better late than never ;) i especially love the book reading one. i need to make time to read more myself!

ShutUpandRun said...

Love the goals!!

My biggest goal? To recovery and stay injury free. Whatever it takes.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Love, love, love the goals! I'm right with ya both on staying injury free! All the best in 2011!

Marci said...

Great goals guys... Bethany... maybe you should start thinking about your 2012 goal to complete an Ironman... just saying!

Hugs and Smiles!

Colleen said...

I think you both need to add "get pregnant" (after the wedding, of course!) to your list :)

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Hi guys, great goals for this year.

I got your message and was trying to email you, but couldn't find an address. I would love to meet with a blogger group in Boston - if you know of a group, please feel free to pass along my email address.

Also, thank you for the Boston reachout - I'm sure we'll be hitting you up for some random info!

If you guys have an email address, feel free to send it me and Michael and I will contact you. Thanks for your help!

Heather said...

your goals are awesome, love it!

N.D. said...

great goals!