2016 Goals

Hi friends–happy hump day!  I know I am super late to the party on this, since it seems like every blogger puts out their 2016 goals on or before Jan 1, but I don’t necessarily follow the norm and with that, I need time to think about my goals (no resolutions for this girl!) I have thought long and hard about the things that are most important to me, where I am right now and where I want to be at the end of December 2016.  I have some very concrete goals that I want to achieve this year, and most of them aren’t related to fitness (although there are a few), but more family and work related. I’ve broken them down into these categories, which just helps me focus better when things are bucketed. I won’t elaborate on each, as that would be the longest blog post ever but here are my 2016 goals!



  • Be more present
  • Travel to at least one new place
  • Find a babysitter so Robyn and I can go on an occasional date night
  • Remodel the master bathroom
  • Create (and stick to) a house cleaning schedule
  • Put away my phone when I get home from work (until Ashton goes to bed)
  • Spend more time with my Mom and sister


  • Find a better balance between work/home time
  • Block time to read industry publications at least 2x a month
  • Get promoted
  • Think about long-term career development and personal goals
  • Formally mentor at least one person


  • Log 1,000 running miles
  • PR one race
  • Do 1 new Beachbody training program
  • Run one “new to me” race


Question of the day

What are some of your goals for this year? What was one thing you are really proud of accomplishing last year?

6 Responses

  1. This is a great set of goals – and I hope you meet every one of them!

    Yet at the same time, having been in a position with 12 hour days, a 35 mile metro-Boston commute, and two little kids 18 months apart (but in our case we had no family support system) … I think that some of your goals might be in conflict, and I believe that at some point this year you are going to need to combine your lists and stick some numbers on them. I don’t mean that to sound harsh … and knowing you I believe you already know this.

    I made my choices – and while I might be making more money had I accepted a couple of opportunities, I will never regret placing my kids, wife and inherent nerdiness as more important than money. But that is me – every one has their own calculus – and their own ability to figure out what works and what doesn’t *for them*. No one else can live your life – which is why I say you will need to thread ALL of your priorities together at some point.

    For me? Get Chris into college, help Danny continue loving NYU and NYC and find something cool for the summer, always have time with Lisa and plan what we will do as empty nesters this fall …. and start to think about what and where we will be heading in a few years when the kids are out of school (I love Corning, but have no ties to this area and sorely miss Massachusetts and the ocean!). Oh – and run 2000 or so miles and stay healthy and maybe do a couple of races (or not).

    • I agree some of my goals are in conflict and I think this year I have to figure out how to fix that. It’s really hard though, I love my job and I love my family, but I hate my commute but there aren’t a lot of opportunities where we live. I know a choice needs to be made soon on what I am going to do–it just stinks since I LOVE my job and the disease I work in!

      I am excited to see where Chris will end up next year and also to see if you guys are going to make a move back to MA!! Such an exciting time in your whole family’s lives!

  2. This year I had my goals out by the end of 2015, but many years it takes me a bit to wrap my head around them as well. I think your goals look well rounded. I try each year to have a few different areas – and sometimes new goals will pop up in May!

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