The 12 Week Year: 2023 round 1

If you don’t know what this is, check out my goals page.

It’s been a while! My last 12WY round ended months ago.

(Nothing work related this time. I’m managing two teams until the end of June so I’m in survival mode for most of this cycle. And in the meantime I’m working with a coach on some career changes, but I’m not sure what those will look like just yet.)

12 week goals: 📅 May 1 – July 23, 2023

Set your 12 week goal that aligns with your long-term vision and also represents greatness for you in and of itself in the next 12 weeks. Review your long-term and 3 year visions. Decide on the progress that you are willing to commit to achieving in the next 12 weeks.

Goal 1: 🏠 Replace some house stuff

Contributes to three year goal: “I want our house to be organized, presentable, and well maintained, with all major problems fixed.”

Weekly tactics:

  • Weeks 1-2: Get at least 2 estimates on replacing the back door
  • Weeks 3-4: Pick a company and schedule it
  • Weeks 5-6: Get it done, gosh dang it
  • Weeks 7-12: Replace the fridge and the stove

Goal 2: ⛰️ Do four 40-before-40 adventures

Contributes to three year goal: “I want to complete my 40-before-40 list.”

Also contributes to my Year of Adventure. Most of these will be with my family.

Weekly tactics:

  • Weeks 1-3: Donate blood
  • Weeks 4-6: Go to a rock climbing gym
  • Weeks 7-9: Write a short story
  • Weeks 10-12: Eat vegetables I grew myself (hopefully 🤞)

Goal 3: 🏃‍♂️ Run a half marathon in under 1:49:00

Contributes to three year goal: “I want to run a half marathon in under 1:40.”

My PR is 1:51:20 right now (from this cycle).

Weekly tactics:

  • Weeks 1-12: Follow this training plan with this schedule:
    • Monday: Lift + speed run
    • Tuesday: Steady run
    • Wednesday: Lift + threshold run
    • Thursday: Long trail run
    • Friday: Lift + easy run
    • Saturday + Sunday: Makeup days

Goal 4: 🥗 Lose 10 pounds

Contributes to three year goal: “I want to weigh 150lbs with 10% body fat.”

Weekly tactics:

  • Weeks 1-12: Meal plan
    • Breakfast: Protein drink and fruit
    • Lunch: Fiber cereal and kefir
    • Dinner: Plate full of meat and vegetables
    • Snacks: Only fruit and vegetables

That’s it. I’ll report back on how it goes!

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