Goals

I love goals. Back in 2003, I started making goals, and I haven’t stopped since.

Here are some of my goals.

2013

  1. Read 33 books. Challenge accepted with Vivek Sharma on Oct 3,2012 to read a book for every 3 miles he runs. His goal is to run a 100 miles in 2013. Additional suggestion by Genya – to write a review for each book. So 33 reviews in 2013.
  2. Bike along Highway 1 – stretch near Malibu
  3. Buy a car with Genya
  4. Abs
  5. 7 hour daily average work hour for 12 months. (maintain logger)
  6. 5 books by scientists. Pre-1900s.
  7. 100 blogposts this year.
  8. Run in 5 more US states
  9. 25 research blogposts

2012

I published these here back on Jan 31st. On Sept 26, I realized the problem of writing down hard and fast goals, especially at the beginning of the year. Hence, I created this page to keep track of all my goals as well as, add or modify them periodically. Removing a goal is not an option.

  1. Publish desiccating droplet paper.
  2. Presentation at International Congress of Rheology at Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Read 12 books
  4. Run/bike/swim – 2000 miles
  5. Half-marathon – 1:30:00
  6. Full marathon – 3:30:00
  7. 10k – 00:35:00
  8. Swim – 1000m under 25 mins
  9. Bike – 100 miles
  10. 100 blogposts
  11. 200 business cards
  12. Run in 10 countries
  13. Run in 5 different states
  14. Incorporate core workouts into fitness routine – twice a week
  15. Summer Industry Internship
  16. 12 races this year
  17. No junk food for the entire year
  18. Follow monthly budgets
  19. Wake-up by 7 am for 30 days
  20. 100 pushups
  21. 200 squats
  22. 25 pull-ups
  23. Abs

 

2011

For 2011, my goals include, finishing a triathlon, choosing my advisor, publishing a paper, teaching at Splash, reading 12 books (check status on the goodreads widget below), visiting MiT, run/bike/swim a total of 600 miles (check my current mileage on the dailymile widget below), presenting at a conference, running TheRelay, two-half marathons (Nike Women’s Marathon and Rock ‘n’ Roll, LA in less than 01:30:00), surfing, being a vegetarian for a month, writing 100 blog posts, running a sub 7 min mile, run 10k in 42 mins, run over the Charles River in Boston, run in the Central Park (NYC)..

Goals – Before I graduate from Stanford
  1. Run in all the 50 states of the US. – Updates and race reports here.
  2. Maintain a blog documenting my learning/unlearnings during my entire PhD at Stanford.

 

Goal before I’m 40.
  1. Run in every country of the world. That’s 196 countries. Updates here.
Last updated: May 12, 2013 at 15:46 pm