In my post at 2Toms yesterday I discussed some helpful hints for goal-planning. Here are my answers to the questions I found at PickTheBrain.com, which I am answering in regard to running and life in order to plan for 2012.
What are your values?
I suppose these are the same whether I’m talking about life in general or running. In no particular order:
- A sense of accomplishment
- Monetary comfort
- Good health
What are your strengths?
This one is extremely difficult for me. Writing and talking do come very easily for me. By talking, I mean just chatting it up with whomever — much to Mr. T’s horror. Beyond that, though, I’m not sure. I love running, but I don’t think it comes easy to me, although now that I’m all trained up, it feels like it does. Here are a few, but I need to think on this one a bit longer.
- Humor (this, obviously, is objective…)
What do I love doing?
This was difficult. I love doing a lot of things. And I had to be honest. I do love shopping.
- Being outside (running, hiking)
- Writing (about my experiences)
- Exploring new places/activities/ideas alone and with family or friends
What do I want my ideal day to look like?
Unfortunately, I don’t know if there’s enough time in a day for the following “ideal day.” Also, Mr. T doesn’t get home from work until after dinner. However, we were discussing that T Junior is 3-1/2 and could probably stay up a bit later than he does now, so maybe we can move dinner back a little.
- Play with T Junior
- Family dinner
- Family game or play
- Time alone with Mr. T
- Write or read
With these things to consider, I will choose my goals — running and not — for 2012, although there’s no reason why I couldn’t get started now. Right?
What goals do you have for 2012 that are not running-related?