Here I list some extremely random goals I’ve made for myself. Don’t ask me to prove anything.
2016 Monthly Goals
Success/Failure = 2-1
11 for December: To Do List
Goal: Do all 11 items on annual To Do List.
Final stats: 12/11
Result: 110%, so good!
32 for October/November: New Places
Goal: Visit 32 new places (70% have to be in DC)
Final stats: 32+ (23/9)
36 for July: Miles Running
Goal: Run 36 miles.
Final stats: 15 miles
2015 Monthly Goals
Success/Failure = 3-4
13 for December: To Do List
Goal: Do all 13 items on my freshly minted To Do List.
Final stats: 11/13
Result: 85%, so close but so far. Fail!
65 for October/November: Projects + Miles Running
Goal: Complete enough projects in my apartment and run enough miles so they total 65
- Running = 30.12 miles
- Projects = 1
Grand total: 31.12
Result: Fail (epic)!
12,281 for August: Climbing Mt. Adams
Goal: Climb Mt. Adams
Result: Fail! (Closed access to the mountain due to forest fires.)
22 for July/August: New Restaurants Encore
Goal: Eat at 22 new (to me) restaurants
Final stats: 27 restaurants
16 for May/June: New Coffee Shops Encore
Goal: Visit at 16 new (to me) coffee shops
Final stats: 16 coffee shops
187 for May: Mopping Up the Miles
Goal: Hike, bike or run 187 miles
- Running = 11.8 miles
- Hiking = 41.88 miles
- Biking = 133.93 miles
Grand total: 187.61 miles
550 for January-April: Miles
Goal: Hike, bike or run 550 miles
- Running = 8.92 miles
- Hiking = 168.25 miles
- Biking = 211.88 miles
Grand total: 389.05 miles
2014 Monthly Goals
Success/Failure = 10-1
11 for December: To Do List
Goal: Do all 11 items on my freshly minted To Do List.
Final stats: Pending
10 for November/December: New Restaurants in D.C.
Goal: Eat at 10 new (to me) restaurants in Washington, D.C.
Final stats: 15 restaurants
Story at 11 or read more here
19 for October/November: Mop Up
Goal: Knock enough things off my 2014 Bold Predictions list and do enough projects so they total 19
Final stats: 19
75 for September/October: Sporting Events + Running
Goal: Watch, play in or attend enough sporting events and run enough miles so they total 75
- Running = 56.11 miles
- Sporting Events = 19
Grand total: 75.11
Zero for August: Watching TV Shows
Goal: Watch zero TV shows
35 for July: Projects + Miles Running
Goal: Complete enough projects in my apartment and run enough miles so they total 35
- Run = 30.35 miles
- Projects = 5
Grand total: 35.35
14 for June/July: New Coffee Shops
Goal: Visit 14 new coffee shops
Final stats: 14
140 for April/May: Miles Hiking and Running
Goal: Hike and run 140 miles
- Running = 8.55 miles
- Hiking = 131.56 miles
Grand total: 140.11
186 for March: Tornado of Tweets
Goal: Post 186 tweets on three accounts
Grand total: 194
Seven for February/March: Clash of the Thai-tins
Goal: Find the best Thai restaurant in D.C., visiting at least seven restaurants
Report out pending
33 for January/February: Days Exercising
Goal: Exercise 33 days (out of 59) in January and February.
Final stats: 34 days exercising
2013 Monthly Goals
Success/Failure = 5-3
820 + 11 for December: Les Misérables
Goal: Read Les Misérables and run 11 miles.
November = no goal
12 for October: New Places in D.C.
Goal: Visit 12 new places in Washington, D.C.
Final stats: 20 new places
September = no goal
21 + 3 for August: Running + Tennis
Goal: Run 21 miles and play 3 tennis matches.
- Run = 10.2 miles
- Tennis = 4
190 for July: Miles
Goal: Run, bike or hike 190 miles.
- Running = 26.6 miles
- Hiking = 81.7 miles (.36 extra)
- Biking = 81.7 miles (2.3 extra)
Grand total: 190 miles (plus 2.66 extra)
Mucho por Junio: Taco Binge
Goal: Try as many different tacos as possible.
31 for May: Days Vegetarian
Goal: Go vegetarian for 31 days. No meat. No eggs. No fish. No joke.
Five for April: Everything
Goal: Do various things in multiples of five.
109 for March: Miles Hiking and Running
Goal: Run or hike 109 miles in March.
- Hike = 101.15
- Run = 0
Grand total = 101.15
2012 Monthly Goals
Success/Failure = 5-2
44 for October: Miles Running
Goal: Run 44 miles in October.
Running = 26 miles
One for August: Vacation
Goal: Take a vacation.
Result: Success. I took a two-week vacation to California.
230 for July: Miles (Part 2)
Goal: Run, hike or bike 230 miles in July.
- Run = 28.70
- Hike = 56.65
- Bike = 144.90
Grand total = 230.25
Nine for June: Writing
Goal: Write nine (and post) blog posts.
Result: Fail. I only posted five.
25 for May: Firsts
Goal: Do 25 things for the first time in May.
Result: Success! I did more than 25 new things.
300 for April: Jelly Beans to Good Causes
Goal: Give $10 per day to good causes and organizations (total $300) in April.
Result: Success! $310 given to 27 organizations.
170 for March: Miles
Goal: Run, hike or bike 170 miles in March.
Result: Success! 195.85 miles total.
- Hiking = 64.5 miles
- Running = 19.35 miles
- Biking = 112 miles
Grand total = 195.85 miles
- Bonus #1: Dog walking = 21 miles
- Bonus #2: Work commute (walking) = 13 miles
Bonus total = 34 miles
Capital Hill Restaurants
I’m trying to visit all the restaurants in the general Capital Hill area. This is a very large area, including Barracks Row, Eastern Market and the Atlas District.
Previous posts on this topic:
The Baseball Project
Click the tab with the above title to see more. I’m trying to see all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums.
Capital Bikeshare Winter Weather Warrior Contest 2011
Goal: Most rides (of 5 minutes or more) in January and February 2011
My rank: #9 (out of 900 + people) – I won 2 free months of Capital Bikeshare membership
Total rides in January and February: 300