Monday, December 19, 2011

2011 Resolutions...How did I do?

I found my 2011 New Years Resolutions.  Let's see how I did!

1. Run a half marathon in under 2:20.
Well I did this in March at the Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half.  My time was 2:16.  

It's hard to have so many attractive race photos to choose from.

2. Finish the Chicago Marathon.
I did do this, and LOVED every minute of it.  I was slower than your granny, but my goal was to finish and finish I did!

This was a goal that took many months of sacrifice and dedication to accomplish.  Very rewarding.

3. Find my passion for teaching again or find a position in education that I love.
Well, I did not necessarily find my passion for teaching, but I did find a position I love.  It still involves education in the area of yearbooks.  I'm going to consider this a success!

4. Work on home improvements as the budget allows & put together a list of long term goals for the house.
Umm, I didn't do so well in this category.  However, I did replace the shower heads and the hail storm got us a new roof.  I guess that's a start in the right direction!

My 'I just used this tool that I have no idea what it's called, but I replaced the shower heads and they work' photo.
5. Get myself a sporty mom mobile that I love & look cute driving!
I did get a new car, that is great for my new job.  I'm pretty sure I look cute driving it.  Not super sporty, but definitely a step up from the minivan! 

This car and me spend a lot of quality time together these days!

6. 156 times!
I'll have to check with the hubby on this one.  I'm sure he will say I failed.

Some things I just can't get into on this here blog! :)

 I guess now it's time to begin thinking about my goals for 2012.  What's on your list?


  1. I'm ready to sub 2 a half marathon. Though, that was on last year's list too. So, we'll see! You forgot to mention being a TWO time marathoner, missy.

  2. I'm with Paula - sub two half or bust, baby.

  3. Great year!! 2012 goal for me...12 races one being 20 miles!

  4. Damn girl, you really nailed your goals - great job!

    2012 goals include another marathon (possibly 2!), half marathon PR(s) and mayyyybeeeee a triathlon?!

  5. @Paula - Sub 2 would be awesome! I think I could do it with a lot of dedication, just got to decide if I'm willing to train for it! Oh yes, and that 2 marathon thing. It was not a goal, but damn if I did not do it!

  6. @Fancy Nancy - I like the 12 races goal. I did that in 2010. 20 miles is a loooong way. Good luck!

  7. Melissa - Thanks. I was surprised I did so well with my resolutions. I think this is because I put a lot of thought into them. Now to decide what I want to accomplish in 2012. Triathlon? Those scare me to death! Good luck!

  8. I think you did pretty dang well on your goals for the year! I didn't make resolutions last year, but this year I'd like to to have something to motivate me. A second marathon (and maybe a Pr?) would top that list!

  9. You did great in 2011! I'm not even going to address my 2011 goals...