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My goals for 2016 took me a while to decide on. This year has been the hardest of my life but now it’s time to take it off hold and start living it again. The rest of this year is going to be all about becoming stronger, both physically and mentally, and more confident. It’s about kicking my low self-esteem up the butt and remembering how amazing I am.

I feel as though I have a few pieces of my jigsaw missing and I want to change that. I’ve set myself three goals so that I have something to focus on and work towards.

So here we go, here are my goals for 2016:

  1. Improve to my running
  2. Start on the pathway to my new career
  3. Fall madly and deeply in love

Goal One

The first goal is a bit vague so here’s breakdown of what I would like to achieve:
  • Complete my first marathon and have fun doing it without worrying about time
  • Run a sub 2:15:00 half marathon
  • Run a sub 55 min 10k (current record is 62 minutes something)
  • Reduce my short run average pace to 9 min/mile

This means I need to actually run more often, I’m only running 2-3 times a week at the moment but want to aim for 4. Adding in hill repeats, speed work and strength training will help too. I already know that I should be doing these things but most of the time I completely forget once I start running and other times I’m just too lazy to bother.

running Goals for 2016

I also want to start doing yoga at home and maybe a spin class one or twice a week.

Looks like fun…

If I start incorporating them into my weekly routine then I’ll be fine, I just need a bit of motivation.

*wipes drool from chin*
Once my marathon is over and done with, I’m going to start running with my dog Winston. The first thing will be to train him not to trip me up then it’ll be getting him to actually run by my side.
I tried running with him once before but we both ended up on the floor. The second time he shot off and then decided he could walk as fast as I could run. This did not make me look good!

Goal Two

The second goal is to finally sort out what I want to be when I grow up.

Job Goals for 2016
If only it was that simple!

I have a few ideas but am going to keep them to myself for now. I’ve sent a couple of emails out asking for advice so will see what happens there.


Goal Three

The third goal isn’t really a goal but is probably going to be the hardest. I’ve decided to stop online dating and try seeing what the real world can come up with.


I want someone kind, caring, honest and respectful. Someone to laugh with me, share experiences with me and support me in my life choices and goals. I also need someone who can embrace all the madness that comes along with me and I will do the same for him. There are just 2 non-negotiables, he must be 6ft or above (I’m 5ft 10″ and like to wear heels) and a non-smoker.

Goals for 2016

The downside to offline dating is that you meet less men and then you don’t know if they’re single, interested in you or even actually looking for a relationship etc. Now I know what you’re thinking, you don’t know any of those things for sure with online dating either but at least you have a better chance.

This is where you guys come in. I am open to being set up so feel free to match me up with someone you know.

Maybe give it some real thought first!

Now I’ve said my goals for 2016 out loud, I actually need to start doing them. I’m sure my fellow Pegs will keep me to this and help me along the way. I always work better with structure and a plan to follow so it’s about time I gave myself some realistic goals to work towards. Who knows, I might actually achieve one or two of them!

Goals for 2016
Here I go!