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“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” – Mark Twain

You Say You Want A Resolution…

So, now that it’s even closer to the end of the year, it’s time to lay out the plan for 2011.  Let’s cut to the chase before we pop the bubbly…

1.  First and foremost, I need to get a handle on my free time.  I spend most of my weeknights just dorking on social media because it’s easy, I haven’t had a chance to look at it all day – and then all of a sudden it’s bedtime and I’ve done nothing.  I’d like to start with a goal to not have my nose in my lappy all the time.  I’d like to make one weeknight per week a reading night (no laptop after dinner), and 1 day per week gaming (again, no laptop after dinner).  I need to accept that I don’t need to read EVERY tweet or facebook update if I don’t have time.  I love keeping in touch with people, but if they care that much, they can @ me or tag me.

2.  Race goals –

-I’d like a new half marathon PR (goal – 2:05).  I’d love a sub 2 hour, but improvement is all I care about
-I’d also like to feel that I could run 10 miles at any time (do at least 1 double digit run per month)
-Do another sprint and olympic triathlon, PR at least 1
-I’d like to attack my 5k, 5 mile, and/or 10k PR
-Do a trail half marathon/duathalon in one weekend
-Do each workout in the new tri training book at least once
-Do a destination race outside Texas (any distance)
-Adapt these as I see fit next year… the goal is mainly to get better at the distances I’ve do

3.  Weight Loss/Maintenance goals – get down to and maintain 150 by summer. Once i get down to 15o, never go above 155… that will allow me to fit in all my clothes, still have flexibility to gain a little during race training that I can easily lose after, and once I get there, feel super fit, awesome, and hot while not being a weight I have to only eat celery to maintain.

3b.  Continue with strength training, yoga, and things that don’t immediately contribute to torching tons of calories or race training but definitely helps build definition, makes me look thinner, and most importantly, helps me improve my race times.

4.  Continue with my job in the same position at the same company continuing to improve, grow, and become a better producer capable of handling more things with more ease.  I have much more specific goals here but that’s about all I’ll say publicly.

5.  More one liners:

-Smoke less.  Continue to allow smokes only with alcohol, and I’d like to get to the point where I can take it or leave it.
-Less hangovers.  I hate getting one of my weekend days eaten being laid out on the couch.  I just need to quit just BEFORE that switch flips where it’s on like donkey kong and all of a sudden it’s 10am and I feel like death warmed over.
-Pay off the car (January), pay off Zliten’s college loan (August), and continue to meet our savings goal of 1k per month.
-Visit one new city I’ve never seen before.  Denver? NYC? Seattle? Portland?
-Begin one new major house renovation.  Failing that, start planning and budgeting for it and establish a timeline (windows, bathrooms, counters, etc).
-Find something that makes me happy that is not goal oriented.  Some people knit.  Not to be the best knitter and to make x scarves per week and improve by March to be onto stripes instead of solids, but simply because they enjoy the act of it.  Same with Zliten and reading.  I’d like to find mine.
-Continue to do things that frighten/excite/challenge me (like trapeze lessons or flight lessons) and continue to pick out of the hat – the whole life goal of one truly memorable thing per month.

Cheers to a great 2011.  I KNOW it was a great 2010.  I was able to put this on my wall today…

This is all of our race numbers, medals, and some pictures.  This is our wall o bragging for 2010.  Can’t wait to start on our 2011 wall!  Happy New Year everyone!

I’m back on the straight and narrow Monday morning (hi 2 u fruits and veggies, remember me… I’ll be baaack), and through January I’ll be recapping my epic epic holiday break (it’s gonna take a few posts) and getting into the nitty gritty about how I’m going to be torching inches from my poor bulging belly.

What’s your 2011 resolution(s)?  More importantly, how are you ringing it in?  Debauchery and drunkeness like me, or something more pure and pristine, like a NYD race?




Back to the Grind


  1. Miz

    lordy lady you KNOW it will be boring, errr, sedate up in herre (translation NO SITTER)
    and in 2011 I shall meet you in person and TRAPEZE with you?

  2. Yes yes yes! It’s kinda expensive so we’re thinking again in… April-ish?

    Also, we’re pretty much for sure in for the hell run. 🙂

  3. I have a laundry list of goals. But that is good, right? Helps us better ourselves!

    I spent new years at my brother and sister in laws house with my niece and nephew and a few other guests. We watching football, ate good food, drank wine, made a fire pit to make smores over. Good time!!

    Happy 2011 to you!!

  4. I nominate Minneapolis for your city to visit! Barring that, Seattle really is awesome:) Love your resolutions!

  5. I *love* your goals and your “bragging wall” 😀 LOVE!

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