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Long-term Goals (June/13)

Sunday, June 09, 2013

SparkCoach asked me to give some thought to some long-term goals for myself today. Here's what I came up with (in no particular order of importance):

[I edited this blog on Oct. 11/14. Had to move a couple of items from "Within the Coming Year" to "Within Five Years," but I was also able to move one item from "Within Ten Years" to "Within Five Years."]

Within the Coming Year:

emoticon Run a 5K. (ACCOMPLISHED - May 24, 2014 - Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women)
emoticon Bucket List Item: Go to a Formula One race. (ACCOMPLISHED - Nov. 2013 - Austin, TX. Best of all, we met one of my cousins from the UK and his wife for it. FABULOUS time!!)

Within Five Years:

emoticon Reach my goal weight. (Reachable with work.)
emoticon Pay off the mortgage. (Reachable with work.)
emoticon Finish the basement & landscaping (Reachable with work.)
emoticon Visit my family in the UK again (Reachable with work.)
emoticon Run a 10K (ACCOMPLISHED - Sept. 27, 2014 - Grand Forks Wild Hog, Subway Restaurants 10K race)
emoticon Run a half-marathon (ACCOMPLISHED - Jan. 10, 2015 - Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 1/2 Marathon race)
emoticon Bucket List Item: Become fluent in Welsh (Reachable with work.)

Within Ten Years:

emoticon Save enough money to retire comfortably (Reachable with work.)
emoticon Sell our business (Reachable with work.)
emoticon Bucket List Item: Walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru (Reachable with work as long as I maintain my fitness goals)

OK, I think these are good goals - tough, but achievable if I really work at them. ...and, let's face it, where's the fun in achieving a goal you didn't work for?!
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    Nice long term goals. I miss hearing from you on the thread. emoticon
    1720 days ago
    Hi Lisa:

    I've stalled over the past couple of months, but I can still do it this year. I've been spotty with my program, but am ready to pick up again.

    Thanks for the encouragement!

    1721 days ago
  • LISA4137
    How are you doing on your first goal: reach goal weight within the coming year?

    I loved watching you lose weight consistently. Are you still following your program? emoticon This is the beginning of the next 6 months.
    1722 days ago
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