It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

December 31, 2012

2012 Goals Recap

Last year I set the following goals for myself.  I thought it was a good list then, and I still think so.  I am happy to say I achieved all but one....but man did I fail on that one.

Goals for 2012
1,  Complete first marathon - Complete!  Walt Disney World Marathon January 8, 2012.  Nothing like accomplishing a major goal for the year 8 days after the new year.

After finishing the Disney Marathon.  Best Day EVER!

2,  Complete first Olympic Distance Tri - Complete!  Kansas City 5150 - May 20, 2012

3.  Complete first Half Ironman - Complete!  Ironman Racine 70.3 - July 15, 2012.  This one was touch and go during the race, and I really didn't think I would end up finishing, but I did. 

4.  Finish a half marathon in under 2:30 - Complete!  I actually managed to finish 3 of my 9 half marathons in under 2:30 this year, which was amazing for me.  My first was 2:29:53, and I also did a 2:23 (current PR) and a 2:28. 

5.  Participate in at least one organized event every month - Complete! I had a race every month besides August, and I did a bike tour that I'm counting that.

6.  Run at least 13 miles once per month - Complete!  With 9 half marathons this wasn't too hard to do, but it was a fun goal to meet.

7.  Run a 5K with an average pace in the 10s - Complete!  I actually ended up doing this at 3 of the 5, 5Ks I did and set my current 5K PR of 10:10 in my last 5K of the year. 

8.  Log 1200 running miles - FAIL.  Last year when I was training for my marathon this seemed like a really reasonable goal.  100 miles a month - approx 25 a week.  But my total mileage for the year fell far short at only 843 miles.  I guess I failed to take into account the added biking and swimming miles as I ramped up my half ironman training.

This is the first year I've really tried to track everything - well swim, bike, run.  I wasn't very good about tracking other types of workouts.  My totals for the year are ok...I think I can do better:

2012 Miles:
Running:  842.86
Biking:  1797.33
Swimming:  26.79

Total:  2,666.98
I am still thinking through my 2013 Goals.  I know what a few will be.  I have only swam 3 times since I'm thinking I definitely need a swimming goal to keep me motivated.  Anyway, stay tuned.........

What do you think..should the pre-race dance be an official 2013 goal??  LOL
How did you do on your 2012 Goals?  What goals are you setting for 2013?

If you missed my actual 2012 it here.

Have a Safe New Year's Eve!!


  1. I really like goal #6! That is a fun one!

    And DAMN you biked A TON!!!! WTG!!! You kicked butt this year!

  2. Awesome job, I missed my goal of running 1000 miles too

  3. Wow! You did a lot and were very successful in meeting your goals. I have my goal recap up now but I'm working on the medals one I copied from you. Last night I had old medals out, taking pictures and having a good time. Thanks! Can't wait to see what your goals are for the new year.

  4. congrats on a great year! Here's to even BETTER things in 2013!!!!

  5. I think you kind of killed it! Way to go.

    Happy new year!

  6. Congrats on rocking out your goals!

    PS- I rewatched the marathon video in order to get me inspired for next weekend :)

  7. Nice job for 2012!! Of course we can all do better...which is why we keep on keepin' on, right?

    I never would've reached my mileage goal had I replaced runs w/ swims/cycling/etc.

    Sounds like you had a phenomenal year (and I too LOVED your Disney marathon video) and I can't wait to follow along in 2013 :)

  8. Wow! You had a great year!! Congrats!!

    Have a great New Years!!

  9. Oh my goodness!! You had a stellar year! So many firsts!!! Way to just be so much more awesome than you already are. What's in store for 2013? Excited to read and see:)

  10. You've had a HUGE year! Congratulations on getting all those goals done successfully. Can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for you.

  11. You've had a HUGE year! Congratulations on getting all those goals done successfully. Can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for you.

  12. Happy New Year, Michael!

    I agree with Kilax, The bike miles are HUGE. Triathlon divides your training time up, but look at all you did. Here's to 2013!

  13. WOW!! What an amazing year you have had!! Congrats to all your accomplishments!! I have never actually written down any goals at the begining of the year so I am very excited about making that list!! Best of Luck in 2013!! Hopefully we will get to meet again!!

  14. 7/8 is pretty awesome! Nice work, Happy New Year!

  15. Congratulations! What a great year!!!

  16. You had a great 2012 - completing 7 of 8 goals is outstanding! A lot of mileage with running, biking and swimming!

    And yea, you need to have the pre-race pics be a 2013 goal lol

  17. Wow, Michael, you came closer than any other blogger I read to accomplishing all of your goals. Great job!

  18. If "Two out of three ain't bad," then 7 out of 8 kicks ass! Nice job!

    And you gotta' love knocking one down 8 days into the year. I'm running the Goofy this year myself. I've heard it's quite a good race. Disney doesn't do anything half ass.

    Here's to hitting the 1200 miles in 2013!!

  19. Awesome year! BTW, you've swam two more times than me since July, so you have that going for you :-).