I love goals. Back in 2003, I started making goals, and I haven’t stopped since.
Here are some of my goals.
- 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.
- Bike along Highway 1 – stretch near Malibu
Buy a car with Genya
- 7 hour daily average work hour for 12 months. (maintain logger)
- 5 books by scientists. Pre-1900s.
- 100 blogposts this year.
- Run in 5 more US states
- 25 research blogposts
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.
- Publish desiccating droplet paper.
- Presentation at International Congress of Rheology at Lisbon, Portugal
- Read 12 books
- Run/bike/swim – 2000 miles
- Half-marathon – 1:30:00
- Full marathon – 3:30:00
- 10k – 00:35:00
- Swim – 1000m under 25 mins
- Bike – 100 miles
- 100 blogposts
- 200 business cards
- Run in 10 countries
- Run in 5 different states
- Incorporate core workouts into fitness routine – twice a week
- Summer Industry Internship
- 12 races this year
- No junk food for the entire year
- Follow monthly budgets
- Wake-up by 7 am for 30 days
- 100 pushups
- 200 squats
- 25 pull-ups
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)..
- Run in all the 50 states of the US. – Updates and race reports here.
- Maintain a blog documenting my learning/unlearnings during my entire PhD at Stanford.
- Run in every country of the world. That’s 196 countries. Updates here.