Everyone’s favorite time of the year, right?
So yeah, I’m not so good with the resolutions, which you know if you’ve followed this blog for any length of time.
In 2011, I actually did it though. I had a resolution I never posted on here, but it was to lose 40 lbs. I also had run my first half marathon and knit myself a sweater on the list too. Well, and there was the whole bake my way through a bread cookbook resolution, but not keeping that one is probably the reason I was able to keep the weight loss resolution!
I didn’t lose 40 pounds, but I did lose 30! I’ll take it! And I ran a half marathon as well, beating my previous time by 33 minutes! That means I’m faster now at 33, married and with two kiddos than I was when I was 26, single and childless. Pretty sweet!
The sweater, well, that mostly happened. Technically, the sweater is supposed to have a shawl collar but no one would know that unless I told them. I figured the way it was, I could wear it out in public and not look homeless, so I’ll count that as a resolution met!
Visual proof I accomplished something vaguely sweaterish.
And I don’t have any real “before” pictures, so here’s the best I can show
So what does 2012 look like for me? Well I’ve got a list of 12 things (of course)
1. Run 12 races in 12 months (one race a month, at least.)
2. Qualify for Half Fanatics
3. Lose another 24 pounds
4. Knit one Christmas gift a month. So not saving 12 Christmas gifts until December 15th. Ahem.
5. Spend less than $1000 at Target January through October (breaks down to $100 a month.)
6. Run 720 miles next year, averaging 60 a month, or roughly 15 a week. (I ran 559.05 in 2011)
7. PR in all my distances. I’m still tossing around what I want to aim for, but this resolution will do for now.
8. Develop and deepen my at home yoga practice. This is pretty vague and vague resolutions are usually the first to go, but I’m still not exactly sure what I’m looking for in an at home yoga practice, so I have to put some more thought into it to get it more concrete and precise.
9. Do my first triathlon
10. Swim 1500 yards continuous
11. Knit myself another sweater, this time, not waiting until December 27th to start it.
12. Learn to spin at least on a drop spindle. Yes, that’s right, another hobby 🙂
Perhaps I’ll start with just finishing my sweater…