06. January 2011 · 3 comments · Categories: life, list · Tags:


What are my goals for 2011?

That’s a good question. I’ve been thinking about them since the beginning of December and they are constantly changing. 2010 was a fabulous running year for me and while I obviously want to continue with my running in 2011, I’m going to step down a little with my actual running goals for this year.

Derek and I are getting married in 9 months and I really want to focus on stabilizing my career.

But, before we look forward, me must look back. Did I achieve my goals that I set for last year? Yes and no. If you want to get down to it, I actually only completed 1 of 4 running goals.

Here are the goals I listed for 2010:


  1. Run 750+ Miles – Err….this one kind of kills me because I was so close, I ran 724 Miles.
  2. Run 2 Half Marathons – Complete! I ran the NYC Half Marathon in March and the Bronx Half in August.
  3. Do 30 push ups at once – Didn’t try too hard to complete this one, but I did have a good streak of doing push ups while I was at work. I think I got to 18 at one point.
  4. Complete 12 Races – So close! I ran 11 races this year and I am damn proud of every one of them!


  1. Have a job that I love – Mostly.
  2. Start Planning My Wedding : ) – Yes!
  3. Make 12 recipes from ‘Mastering the art of French Cooking’ – FAIL…I made one.
  4. Be Happy and Stress Free – I am happy, but we all know 2010 was pretty freakin stressful, but I am still sane and that’s all that matters.

There’s something that’s not on that list. That’s right…I ran a marathon 3 years sooner than I ever expected to. I’m pretty sure that makes up for lacking in the other categories. I ran my first MARATHON in 2010, that is what made it great!

Running wise in 2011, I am going to focus on completing the 9 +1 program, which will guarantee my entry into the 2012 ING NYC Marathon. I also hope to run a couple of Half Marathons during the year, but most likely there will be no marathon for me in 2011, I have too many other things that need my attention and focus.

I plan to start racing again February. I have been a total slacker in the running department in the last month and I plan to turn this around slowly starting this weekend. I plan to go on my very first run (that was not a race) since the marathon, on Saturday. I told you I was a slacker.

I want to figure out what I want do with my life. I’m a little lost career wise and that’s what I want this year to be about. I’m ready to focus, to work hard and to figure out exactly what makes me happy.



  • Complete the NYRR 9 +1 guaranteed entry program – Run 9 NYRR races and volunteer for 1 for guaranteed entry into the following years ING NYC Marathon
  • PR in a 10K Race
  • Get into shape for the WEDDING!
  • Blog more and increase readership
  • Increase readership on ireallylikefood.com
  • Volunteer
  • Save Money
  • Look for more side jobs

To sum it up; in 2011, I want to work my ass off, get into amazing shape and have the best day of my life at my wedding!


  1. I’m so excited for you this year, Steph! And if there is anything I can do to help you achieve your goals, you know I’m here for you!

  2. um, i think you’re already in shape…

  3. excellent goals. i cant wait to see the pictures from the wedding and hear all the details on here. also you are NOT a slacked stop being so hard on your self!

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