Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Goals!

The crazy isn't over yet at work, so I'm trying to regain some sanity by taking a few minutes to do this.  Here are my 2010 goals, subject to possible refinement (i.e, I may have forgotten a couple that I wrote down elsewhere).

1.  Do the marathon training.
That's pretty self-explanatory, I think.  Official training starts January 10th.
2.  Do the marathon.  Don't die.
Again, self-explanatory.
3.  Use the crap I've bought before buying new crap.
I realized yesterday that in the past year I've gotten a digitial SLR (seriously fancy camera), a smaller digital camera, a Droid Eris phone, a laptop, a printer, and an iPod.  I still don't know anything beyond the very basics with the dSLR.  I need to learn how to fully use these things before I buy any more gadgets.  This kind of also goes with books; read the books I have (particularly those on fitness and nutrition) before I buy more books on fitness and nutrition.
4.  Try five new vegetables.
I've already done one of these this year -- kale.  I had kale chips and they were pretty good.   On my list to try:  brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and jicama.  I think squash may be the last one.  I bought a book on vegetables to help inspire me. 
5.  Eat healthy and responsibly.
Goes with a lot of everything else I've been doing, or resolving to do.  Eating more veggies and fruit (can't forget fruit!), less processed foods, less sodium, less fat.  More fish would be good, I love fish.  Keep up with the food diary.  Avoid fast food because I just can't be trusted.
6.  Make some new girlfriends.  (Or guyfriends, I'm not picky, I'm just a hermit.)
I work with two to three other people at my current job, and before that I was in an office of 15 people.  I've never been all that good at making friends and now that I've gotten out of the habit of interacting with other people I'm really bad at it.  I want to work on making new friends, getting out there in the world. 
7.  Go for a run with strangers.
I'm working on this one (first rule of Run Club:  Don't apologize!).  Hopefully it will morph into meeting goal 6.
8.  Go camping.
I love camping and I haven't made the time to do in at least two years.   I have all the gear.  I even have most of the gear to go backpacking, although I can only take one of my two dogs for that. 
9.  Race all the distances:  5K, 8K, 10K, 15K, half marathon, and marathon.
I'm already signed up to do a 5K, 8K, 15K, and a marathon this year.  Soon I'll sign up for a half (Race for the Roses) and I'll add a 10K in there once I see one scheduled.
10.  Get a new tattoo.
I meant to do this last year once I'd met my goal of (a) running a whole 5K and (b) doing a 5K in under 40 minutes.  But I have yet to put together the design I want (I need an artsy friend) plus I think I'll want to get one for the marathon.  Maybe I'll get two!
11.  Keep track of the books I read in 2010.
I started this last year and petered out around April.  I've always been curious to see how many pages I log in a year.  This year, I'm committed to keeping the list.
the CilleyGirl

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of the camping and racing all the different races :-) I tried brussel sprouts for the first time this year and I loved them!