Hello my 13 in 13 friends! Can you believe the month is already halfway over? I thought it would be fun to do a little mid-month check in on our January goals. I’d love to hear how you’re doing, plus give you a little update on my goals so far.
Goal #1: Run 500 miles in 2013. As you may know, I’m a big believer in the idea of bite-sizing big projects and goals into small bites. And that’s just what I’ve done with my 500 miles goal. I’ve created a weekly mileage target of 10 miles per week. At 10 miles per week, I will either run 520 miles, or have a some wiggle room in there in case I need to take a week or two off. Based on my October and November running goals, I imagine I will add distance throughout the year…but for now 10 miles a week is a terrific, somewhat challenging target.
So how am I doing so far? Well, for the first two weeks of 2013, I met my weekly mileage goal. So I’m off to a good start there. I’m tracking my progress on daily mile…which is really motivating. Can’t wait to print out my mileage report at the end of the year and see the big 500 on it.
Goal #2: Read The Happiness Project. I’m also on pace with this goal. I know this because I’m reading it on my iPad using the Kindle App. As you may know, the Kindle App has a handy little tool that tells you, in percentage, how far along you are in a book. This is very handy when you have a goal to finish a book within a certain amount of time. I have to admit that reading a book for fun and having a deadline seems like an oxymoron. Luckily, though, my deadline hasn’t taken the fun out of reading this book. In fact, it has been really nice since it has motivated me to carve out time in the evening to make reading a priority. In a nutshell: Goal number 2 is in good shape, too.
I have lots of ideas swirling around for my remaining 11 goals…but no final commitments just yet. I’m enjoying the process of thinking about the possibilities.
So that’s the update so far. The excitement of January and the fresh start it offers hasn’t started to fade a bit here. How about you? How are you doing with your 13 in 13?
Thanks for checking in!
P.S. Just a quick public service announcement before I sign off. My Organize Your Paper Clutter online workshop begins tomorrow, January 17. As of right now, we are planning to run this workshop just one more time in 2013. So…if one of your goals is to tame your paper clutter in 2013, why not give the workshop a look to see if it’s a good fit for you and your goals.