19 goals for 2019

Happy New Year friends! 🎉I hope 2019 is off to an amazing start for all of you! 🙂 I’ve seen a few people share their 2019 goals over the last few days and I love reading other peoples goals (is that weird?! 😂), so I thought I would share mine as well. 😛

I’ve seen a lot of people pick 19 goals for 2019 (#19for2019), so I decided to do the same. The #19for2019 is from Gretchen Rubin’s Happier podcast, I believe. I do not listen to the podcast, but I have heard good things, so maybe I will start! Anyway, the point of 19 goals in 2019 is to pick several smaller, more manageable goals and/or changes to implement over this year and to periodically check-in with yourself. Last year, I had 15 goals and tried to check-in with my goals each season, so I will strive for the same this year.

My goals are a combination of running, marriage, hobby, and life goals. It helps with accountability to have specific goals and to pick when you will check-in with them. I aim to check-in with my goals in March, June, October, and the end of December 2019! So let’s run into 2019, with speed, determination, and enthusiasm toward our goals 😉

19 goals for 2019:

1. Read (or listen) to 24 books

2. Read (or listen) to a book for at least 10 minutes/ day 

3. Write 2 new blog posts/ month 

4. Maintain my paper/pen running log (I use the Believe Training Journal) for the entire year 

5. Go to bed earlier (ideally before midnight, but this will be tough with night class)

6. Crochet or knit at least 1x/week 

7. Try 3 new workouts this year

8. Strength train 2x/week (at least 20 minute sessions)

9. Yoga 1x/week (at least a 20 minute session) 

10. Glute strength/hip strength/pre-hab exercises 3x/week

11. Foam rolling/ Roll Recovery before OR after every run for 5 minutes 

12.Run 2,019 kilometers this year (1,254.5 miles)

13. Embrace cross training 1x/week to help prevent future injuries 

14. Run a race (any distance) in a state that is not Illinois

15. Sub 1:30 half marathon 

16. Sub 3:10 marathon 

17. Focus on saving-double our savings account

18. Cook 1 new meal/ month with my husband

19. Try 5 new veg-friendly restaurants 

What are your goals for 2019? Did you also make a #19for2019 list?! Let me know here or on Instagram, so I can cheer you on! 🙂

6 thoughts on “19 goals for 2019

    • That’s awesome! ☺️Run a half in Chicago this year & we can both go for that sub 1:30! Or the Chicago marathon😜 And no worries about the meat-it could still be fun for you to eat at some vegetarian/vegan restaurants this year-just to try something new!

      • You will DEFINITELY get a sub 1:30 this year! 🎉🙌🏻

        And yes, some veg forward restaurants may surprise you 😜

  1. Ooh great goals! Having really concrete goals is awesome and achievable, and I’ve got a lot of similar goals for 2019 🙂 If you’re looking for some fun races out of state come to NC! If you go to the beach the courses are flat and fast, and we’ve got a good Volee group to cheer you on 🙂 And then there’s the whole “relax on the beach” afterwards… 😉

    • Thank you Liz! I’d love to run a race there 🙂 It probably won’t happen until I graduate my nutrition program 🙁 I’m running the Boston 5k and my husband is running the marathon, so I’m counting that as this year’s out of state race 😛