Aspirations 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

So, its time for another year, and another set of resolutions. Some will be carried over from last year -- since I failed in 2010, better make another stab at them this year.
  • Still Blogged Down: So, last year, I had set a goal to write a post at least once a week. I knew early on in the year, that I wasn't going to achieve that, but I kept thinking that I was way ahead of my 2009 pace. But when I went to Grade myself on this Resolution, I discovered that I had only gone from 24 posts in 2009 to 28 posts in 2010. So, this one is being carried over to 2011 -- To write at least one blog post per week.

  • Speed 2: The time and energy I spent on the new House has kept me from doing much running in 2010, so I am pretty much carrying over all my running goals to 2011:

    • Qualify for the top-seeded starting group for the 500 mini-marathon: I have qualified for the second group (Coral B) two years in a row, still trying to get into A.

    • Complete at least 3 Half-Marathons and at least 4 full Marathons

    • Run a Half-Marathon in under 90 minutes: My personal best is still the year I ran the 2009 500 mini in 96 minutes, but my pace basically got slower and slower throughout 2010

    • Run a full Marathon in under 3.5 hours: I actually haven't quite managed to break the 4 hours block yet (best time was 4 hours and 21 seconds).

  • Sorting Hat: Time to get organized. I actually started trying to type an explanation of why and what needs to be organized, but realized that will likely be an entire blog post unto itself (perhaps even a series of posts). Suffice it to say that all things, physical and digital, will have their place, and be accessible without disorganizing something else.

In case you're actually comparing this with Last Year's goals, you'll notice a couple of other failed 2010 resolutions that I have decided not to carry over. First was our new Home -- Since we did actually get a good start on the new house, and we're only a couple months away from completion, although I can't consider it a complete success for 2010, it would probably be a bit cheating to make it a goal for 2011, since so much of the work is already done. Secondly, I had a goal of keeping us under our medical deductible for 2010. Not only did this not occur, but there is a 90% chance that Christopher is going to need another procedure late this spring (probably once the school year is complete), which will include an average 5 day post-op recovery in the hospital. That alone will probably blow our deductible this year -- so I am not even going to attempt to stress over that this year.

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