Goals–2013 and 2014

In January I posted about goals that I had for myself in 2013. And I did an update post in July. And here is a final update for 2013 goals. . .

1. Run 2 half marathons (at least!) –> Done. St. Paul Winter Carnival and done. Des Moines Half Marathon


2. Run more miles than I did in 2012 (657 miles) –> and I set a new goal of over 100o miles in July.  –> Total miles = 1031.3!!!!


4. Continue to be active in the blog community – commenting on other people’s blogs, maybe attend a conference??? –> Yes and Yes!! I attended the Healthy Living Summit and even participated on a blog panel. And I made some sweet business cards.


5. Find a family church locally – whenever we go to church, it is usually with families up in the cities. We have done some looking around the area but just haven’t found one that we ‘click’ with yet. –> Continues to be a work in progress.

6. Body pump instructor certification –> Done!!


7. Attend group exercise fitness certification –> Fail. BUT I did get trained in for SPIN!!

8. Monthly date night with my husband –> Fail. We have gone on some dates – for my birthday and anniversary but haven’t made it a monthly priority.


9. Continue to be the best Mom to Luke. –> Done. Easiest one ever.


Ok, now onto some aspirations for 2014!

1. Run 2 half marathons in 2014 – with 1 race that I have never done before.

2. Attend a blog conference

3. BLEND get-together –> I miss these ladies too much and need to have a weekend of fun together. Smile


4. Go to Hawaii –> on the calendar to go in February!! Maui baby.

5. Run more miles. Simple. classic. running.

6. Monthly date night – this time stepping it up. We each take turns planning the date night and coming up with something fun to do. I’m first in January and I have an awesome idea!! <—don’t worry, I’ll totally blog about it. Winking smile Oh BTW, I haven’t told Scott about this goal yet. . . what do you think Scott, are you game?

7. Continue to be the best Mom I can be to Luke each and every day. This will probably involve lots of fro yo dates. Winking smile


What about you? What goals did you achieve in 2013? And what do you hope to accomplish in 2014??


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24 Responses to Goals–2013 and 2014

  1. You did such an awesome job accomplishing your 2013 goals! My two main goals for 2013 were to run my second marathon and plan a trip to Disney World. I did run the marathon and I booked a trip to Disney World for this year…. so excited. I feel really good about making both of these things happen. For 2014, my main focus is going to be getting my house ready to sell, selling my house and moving closer to where I work. Wish me luck!
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    • KT

      Thanks Kim! I am super excited about your Disney World trip – that is going to be so fun!! And good luck with everything for 2014. We just sold our house and we are in the process of building a new one. 🙂

  2. Congrats on exceeding your running mileage goal by so much!!
    And I love your goals list for 2014…have you ever run the Mankato Half Marathon in October? It’s my favorite race to do – the whole event is organized super well, the course is awesome, and there are people cheering practically everywhere along the route. 🙂
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..2014 GoalsMy Profile

    • KT

      Thanks Danica – I think I was most excited about meeting and exceeding that goal! I have never run the Mankato races because it is the same weekend as Des Moines. . . I might have to think about trying out that one this year because it’s basically in my backyard!

  3. Jackie

    Love this post! Congrats! Happy new year!

  4. Great goals!! Here’s to an awesome 2014! 🙂
    mindy @ just a one girl revolution. recently posted..a solid kick off to 2014.My Profile

  5. Great job with your 2013 goals and cheers to an even more amazing 2014 full of health, happiness, and love!
    Melanie @ BeautifullyNutty recently posted..What I’ve Been Eating Lately: Mediterranean Salad and Healthy SnacksMy Profile

  6. Awesome job this year – that mileage is crazy! I hope you guys have a great 2014 and can accomplish everything!
    Courtney @ Don’t Blink. Just Run. recently posted..A Year In Pictures (2013)My Profile

  7. Excuse my language, but it sounds like you kicked ass at your 2013 goals! Nice job :).
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  8. Way to go on your 2013 goals!

    We have the same trouble actually setting up date nights. I think it’s a good plan to have one of you in charge. Our biggest problem is finding a babysitter. We have a couple that we like, but it can be hard to find times that work.
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  9. I love that you updated your goals from last year! I love to follow up on what people have planned (i’m a nosy little bugger)!

    Have a Happy New Year and good luck!

    xx Kait
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  10. You had such a great year!! 🙂
    I am slowly working on putting together a plan for 2014… I like your idea of a monthly date with your husband. Glenn and I don’t do that nearly enough. We like to meet for lunch sometimes during the semester. That might be something we can do more often!
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    • KT

      One of the reasons that I love blogging is that is it super fun to do these year in review posts and see just how much happened in 2013! I love that you guys are able to meet for lunch!

  11. Great job on your goals and great goals for this year! We had the monthly date night goal too and failed. We’ve also tried the taking turns monthly idea and that lasted about four months. Sadly, life just gets so busy for us! Again we’ll be making the same goal and like you, REALLY trying to accomplish it!

    • KT

      It’s so crazy – because it seems so easy, right? How hard can it be to go out once per month. .. but life gets busy!! Fingers crossed for us both. 🙂

  12. Awesome job on your goals! It’s great that you take the time to look and assess how you did and to set new ones for the new year!
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  13. Great job on your goals! Especially that mileage one. Have you ever been to a Mormon church? I grew up in the Mormon faith and it is so family and service oriented. And the teachings of Christ are beautiful too. They are all over the world so we have a “family” wherever we go. A congregation of wonderful people ready to befriend and fellowship us. That’s what has saved me when we moved here to Minnesota last year. It was hard to move away from my family but I don’t know what I would have done without our church.