New Year’s Resolutions Aren’t for Me

January 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

I tried to think about what I wanted to write about as a conclusion to 2010 but for some reason, I couldn’t gather my thoughts enough to say something that mattered. That’s why it’s a few days into the New Year and I’m just now getting around to posting something and instead of the pressure of recapping my year in some meaningful way, I’m just going to look forward and hope for the best.

Goals and Resolutions
Call me chicken or indecisive, but I don’t like to make New Year’s resolutions any more. I have found that I like to create goals and resolutions as my year progresses. So much can happen and change in 365 days that I find it’s easier on my mind and confidence to take the year in chunks rather than all in one lump.

What’s on my plate for the first few months?
Go get ’em!
My attempt to beat my marathon time was crushed by my performance at the CIM, so I am back at it and will try my hardest to reach it at the P.F. Chang’s Rock n Roll Marathon on January 16. I have kept up with my training after my last marathon in December and officially registered for the event today. This will be marathon #3 for me…third time’s a charm, right?

Join a running group…?
I’ve wanted to try this for a while and I’m not sure what’s been keeping me from doing it. The support and encouragement I have found from my DM and twitter runner friends has made such an impact on me and I realized that there’s so much more to the running community that I could be enjoying!

Read more
I hate to admit it, but I can’t remember the last time I read a book. I participated in the DM Secret Santa gift exchange this year and received a copy of Born to Run, which sparked the reading bug in me. Carving out a few minutes each night to read should be pretty easy to fit in. (Man, I don’t know even want to know what my schedule is going to be like when I have a kid!)


I think this is a good start to the year, but even as I type these out I feel lame. These are nice goals and all, but I feel like the substance just isn’t there. My thoughts are all jumbled into a big mess and I can’t decide what I want from this post, or myself. I guess I need to accept the fact that this post was not meant to be. Perhaps I’ll have a moment of clarity down the road and an inspiring and impactful post will miraculously appear on this page. Time will tell. Until then, Happy New Year!

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