Goals I want to achieve before 2017

In an earlier post I wrote that I used to track my year goals on my blog for the year 2014. The year is almost over and I didn’t really make any goals for 2016 back in Vietnam when we celebrated New Years. But I thought it might be fun to make some short term goals I would like to achieve before the year ends.

The three goals I have made and want to achieve are:

Being able to run 5K in 30 minutes

In the past I did a lot of running and I loved it so much. Never have I really liked a sport and as a child I was never really motivated by my parents to go and do any kind of activity. So it was quite special for me to actually enjoy a sport. When I was running actively I almost got to the point where I could run 5K in 30 minutes and with my recovery being almost as good as it gets, I think it is time for me to push myself and do more. As minimum I want to get back to where I was and be able to run as good as I could in the past.

I have been running and last week I ran 5K for the first time in a long time, but it took me 47 minutes. That means I have 17 minutes to lose in about 2 months. which seems like a lot, but progress is going really fast so it might me doable

Know how to do 5 ‘cool’ yoga poses

Yoga is a thing I have been doing on and of for the past 2-3 years. I mean I am able to do some variations of the sun salutation and a lot of basic and intermediate poses. I could learn to do them better, because since I had the accident in January I am not flexible at all.. And I miss that. But I mostly want to be able to do some ‘cool’ advanced poses! This month I am practicing the handstand, headstand and the crow! I do think that when I can do something more impressive I’ll have more fun in it and I will do it more often! So it will only motivate me to do more Yoga!

Know 10 songs on the Ukulele

When I came back in The Netherlands after the accident it was my birthday February 18th and I didn’t really know what to ask as a present. I was in bed, depressed, not able to do anything. So I thought a Ukulele maybe would keep me busy and make me happy. A few months later now, I’m not a professional, but I know how to play a little. Still I wan’t to be able to play 10 songs good, good enough at least. It should be recognizable for other people. The songs I know are Hakuna Matata, I’m yours (Jason Mraz), Somewhere over the rainbow and Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen). That’s 4 and I know them kind of good, so if the upcoming 2 months I learn 3 songs I will know 10 songs by the end of the year!

I will try and update about these goals, I used to update monthly about my goals. But I don’t know If it would be fun to update weekly. Let me know if you have a preference!

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Do you have any resolutions you made in the beginning of 2016 and are still doing?

 

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One thought on “Goals I want to achieve before 2017

  1. These goals sound fun! And achievable enough (: I was wondering if you were still playing ukulele, glad to read you are! I’m curious about your progress. My ukulele is still collecting dust in a corner (a light pink one I got for my Birthday years ago haha) It would be cool to be able to play it, but I can’t seem to find any time to learn. Usually don’t really make resolutions for the new years, but maybe I’ll write some down for 2017.

    Good luck!

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