Goals for 2016

I know I’m a bit late with this but it’s never too late for goals right!

So here’s a list of my goals for 2016.

Running/Exercise related:

  1. Pbs in every distance; 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon

-I find it hard to set specific time goals because I am still injured so I’m unsure if I can actually train hard. But I do find the times important sooo if my injuries clear up then my time goals would be:

-20:30ish for 5km

-Sub 43min for 10km

-1:33 ish for half marathon

-3:25ish for a marathon

-My previous pbs are 21:06 for 5km, 44:17 for 10km, 1:37 for half marathon and 3:37 for a marathon. My goal for marathon is the most ambitious but I think that with the right amount of training and flat course in Berlin it could be possible. It’s good to aim high anyway right 😉


2. Stay injury-free! I am writing this injured but the aim is to get rid of that injury and train smart all year. This will also be ensured by including stretching, foam rolling, strength training and cross training.

Educational/Work related:

3. Get a new degree-related job!

-I’ve had a job since I was 15 and I’ve done everything from driving tractors to telesales, from McDonalds to delivery girl.. But I haven’t had a job yet that would’ve been directly or even vaguely related to my degree. My Master’s isn’t quite over but I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology so it would be nice to finally have a job doing the thing I studied to do.


4. Write an amazing dissertation.

-I didn’t make the January deadline I was originally aiming for so I’ll have to hand in my dissertation later on this year. I just have to keep motivated and focused to get it done and get a good grade from it.

Other life goals:


-Last year wasn’t the greatest year financially so I didn’t get to travel as much as I would’ve liked/have done previously. So the plan is to try and travel more because there really isn’t anything better than travelling and I miss it so much.

Tanzania, Africa 2013
Western Australia, 2010
Paris 2015

6. Brush up on my Spanish.

-I used to study Spanish in high school and I spent a summer working as a waitress in Madrid when I was 18. I became pretty fluent in it and I absolutely love the language. I haven’t really had to speak Spanish since though, which is like 8 years ago now (It’s been 8 years since I was 18, that makes me feel OLD). So the plan is to relearn it by watching Spanish tv/listen to Spanish radio and read in Spanish. I miss being able to speak it so that’s the aim for the year.. maybe I’ll combine goals 5 and 6 and make a trip to Spain to practise it 😉

7. Spend less time on Social Media.

-I know that blogging and advertising it on instagram etc requires social media plus the fact I have family/friends on other countries require things like facebook to stay in touch with them but it doesn’t mean I need to live in there. There’s a difference between reading some blogs/replying to messages and spending an hour scrolling through some random person’s instagram photos from 56 weeks ago.

8. Read more books.

-I like reading but I don’t read as many books anymore because I “don’t have time”.  I guess the time I save from social media can be used for this instead. Good book recommendations are welcomed.

9. Be present.

-I have this tendency to dwell on past and worry about future but like they say “there’s no time like the present”. This is definitely something I need to work on. I want to focus on the present and the life that’s happening right now enjoying the little things around me.

Picture from quotesvalley.com

10. Word for the year: Ambition

-I heard that some other bloggers picked a word to live this year by so I decided to pick one too. One of the first ones that popped into my head was ambition. Being ambitious is something I used to consider myself to be but for some reason in the last few years I feel like I have lost some of that and I don’t feel as ambitious anymore. It’s almost like I can’t be bothered to try as hard or believe in myself as much as before. So this year I want to sparke that ambitiousness that I used to have in me, take on challenges, and aim for that moon 🙂

Hope you all have an amazing year! What are your goals?







8 thoughts on “Goals for 2016”

  1. Moiii! Tulin käymään! 🙂 Ja taidan kommentoida suomeksi vaikka se enklantikin sujuisi 😉 Hyvältä kuulostaa sun tavoitteet!! Etenkin tykkään noista, että travel more ja spend less time on social media!! Oon mukana 😀 Somessa tulee kyllä vietettyä ihan turhaa aikaa! Ja reissaaminen nyt on aina vaan niin kivaa, tosin en tiedä kuinka mun budjetti taipuu moniin reissuihin tän vuoden aikana kun oon kotona vauvan kanssa. Nyt olisi aikaa, mutta mites se kukkaro? 😀 Hyvältä ja kovilta kuulostaa myös sun juoksutavoitteet, huhhuh mitä aikoja! Mutta kovasti tsemppiä ja tosiaan ensin maltilla kroppa kuntoon, niin pääset tavoittelemaan noita aikoja! Kivaa viikkoa 🙂

    1. Kiva etta tulit kaymaan ja kiitos kommentista! 🙂
      Joo sama taalla etta sillon ku opiskelijana oli aikaa reissata ni ei ollu rahaa ja jos on rahaa ni ei oo aikaa. Ei oo elama aina reilua 😀
      Joo tavotteet on hyvat mut unohtuu vaan helposti. Eilen tuli taas vietettya ihan liikaa aikaa somessa, pitas varmaan laittaa puhelimeen joku muistutus etta nyt lopetat haha.
      Kiitos juoksutavotteet saattaa olla vahan liian kunnianhimoset mut katotaan. Innolla seuraan sun matkaa sinne puolikkaalle tana vuonna. Kivaa viikkoa sinnekkin! 🙂

  2. what great goals you have for the year. love the learn a new language one! im trying to learn a little bit of french for my trip to paris but its so hard! good luck with spanish, i think that is a little easier to learn, for me anyway.

    1. Thanks! Yeah I do love Spanish and I do find it quite easy to learn.. A trip to Paris? So exciting, you’ll love it!! I’ve attempted French before but it seemed really hard so I’ll stick with Spanish 🙂

  3. Hyviä tavoitteita Pille 🙂 Kiva kun oot kertonut muitakin, kuin juoksuun liittyviä! Aika hurjat tavoitteet enkkojen suhteen, mutta jos pysyt terveenä ja vältät loukkaantumiset niin en kyllä yhtään epäile ettetkö niitä saavuttaisi. Hyvää tammikuun jatkoa! 🙂
    P.S. Et ole myöhässä – mulla on tavoitepostaus yhä työn alla 😀

    1. Haha hyva tietaa etten ole ainoo joka ei saanut naita aikaseks siihen 1.paiva tammikuuta mennessa 😀 Innolla ootan siis viela sunkin tavotteita! 🙂
      Kiitos katotaan miten mun kay, aika kunnianhimosia tavotteita juoksun suhteen mutta aina kannattaa yrittaa 🙂 Kivaa viikkoa sinne!

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