New Year’s resolutions fade quickly. I’ve been at the gym on January 2nd and fought for a treadmill, only to see the same cardio room look like a ghost town on February 2nd. This year I am skipping resolutions and going straight to a bucket list. Some of the items are going to be easier than others, but I’m going to try to cross off every one of these things before the end of the year. Expect updates and feel free to hold me accountable with gentle encouragement/drill-sergeant style yelling.
- Train for, run and finish the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on May 19th. (Can’t leave this one out!)
- Complete kayak triathlon in Fairport Harbor, July 2013.
- Try rock climbing. Not some outdoor, dangle-off-a-cliff in a credit card commercial rock climbing, but safe, indoor, well-supervised climbing. Possibly make this a date night with husband.
- Get a physical/wellness exam. This seems insignificant, except I have major health issues on both sides of my family and want to do all I can to make sure I’m avoiding them.
- Run a race with my kids. So far we’ve talked about this goal, but haven’t planned effectively enough for it to actually happen.
- Cook at least 12 of the pretty magazine recipes that are collecting dust in my kitchen binder. That’s one a month, which I feel is a realistic minimum.
- Knit something for myself. Something time-consuming and pretty. I’ve done the same for others, but never for myself.
- Can something. Even if it’s one lonely jar of tomatoes I’ll use next fall, I’m determined to learn how to can this year.
- See, in person, people who I normally only have contact with via social media. Make plans, follow through, take the time.
- Connect with other runners for group runs. My neighbor runs a Wednesday night group that I’ve wanted to join in on for a while. It’s time to make the time and follow through.
Happy Holidays! I hope you’re enjoying whatever traditions you take part in with the ones you love. Thank you for joining me on this journey. Good luck on whatever goals you’ve set for yourself this year.