Before we pop the bubbly at midnight, here’s what I hope to accomplish next year!
1. Take care of this weight problem that keeps creeping up. Beyond my Zliten, and my job, this is what I need to deal with in 2012. Continue to work with the nutritionist and take whatever steps necessary to end 2012 lower than 2011. Starting the year at 1600 calorie avg, attempting to stick with my current ratios (1 grain, 1 veggie b, 1 dairy), should be interesting to see where I end up… I’m starting on the typical Jan 2nd and will be really giving it a good solid effort. If I can get a month of routine and weight loss under my belt, perhaps the rest of the year will go better. Also – do not sacrifice quality of food. Organic, pesticide free, hormone free, etc etc whenever possible.
2. Work/industry goal: While I enjoy what I do, I can see myself easily working my way up into more and more senior management, further and further away from the creative parts of making a game. I need to get back there. To really be inspired, I must play. I’ve found myself having urges to play games this year, but the laptop I had was 5 years old and couldn’t play anything modern. This has been rectified for Christmas – I have a nice, shiny, new lappy. I don’t want to feel like I hold on to my gamer card de facto because I work in the industry. Sacrifice to get this done: internet dorking time. This website is probably not going to be updated any more frequently than it was this year. Sorry/you’re welcome.
To that end I will:
-Dedicate one evening per week to reading, and one evening per week of gaming.
-Come up with one good, well thought out, game pitch, whether it’s something I take to work, or something that’s just for me.
3. Race/workout goals:
-Finish a marathon, a century ride, and a half ironman. I was going to go smaller on this and had written down “complete at least one new distance” to give myself an out, but in my head, this is what I have planned. No sense in not putting it out there. If all 3 don’t happen because I had to make a smart decision for my mental and/or physical health to drop to a shorter race or drop out, so be it.
-Note that with this goal, I’m NOT making the next goal to PR everything. When I race a race, the goal is to always PR, but I’m really pushing the distance envelope this year, which means I’m ok sacrificing speed. The only exception: sprint tris.
-Really concentrate on my bike times. This is the best place for me to improve my tri times.
-Complete all TX Tri Series races (6 tris in 5 months). PR at least 1.
-Take at least 3 months of the year not in training (off season) to mentally and physically rest.
-Stretch after every workout.
-Strength train 2x week (catch another crunchtime class at lunch?)
-Let’s try this again. Run a race somewhere outside Texas. I’ll have some opportunities next year, very likely San Diego.
-Volunteer at more races. I was able to volunteer once this year and while I think it’s what got me sick for vacation, it was a great experience.
4. Start one major house renovation this year. Likely, the windows. First priority, the kitchen windows that have no seals anymore. This has moved up from just a one liner to a line item. We’ve spent way too long looking at some major things in the house that need changing and being lazy. If we don’t do this, something else just as major that’s on the list (counters, bathroom, etc).
5. Yet again, more one liners:
-Get the office set up as an office/craft room, not a junk store room (we’re halfway there, it’s cleaned out, we just need to look for some furniture and decide exactly how we want to rearrange it and such).
-Decide what to do with the savings now that we have some, that doesn’t incude something at 0.000145% like our savings account.
-Do more batch cooking so having healthy lunches and dinners available is easier. It’s not my favorite thing to do but I’m going to get really sick of Amy’s and Annie’s real quick.
-Learn to sew. So I can modify my horrible men sized race tees. And maybe making skirts. And other stuff.
-Learn the party rock anthem dance. Every day I’m shufflin….day I’m shufflin….