Time for a mid-year 2011 resolutions check-in! Although technically the year is already more than halfway over and this post should have been written six weeks ago…which leads me to my first resolution for 2011:
#1. Be on time.
As you can see, I haven’t exactly knocked this one out of the park. Although really I set this resolution with the goal of not being late to meetings and appointments, and I think I’m doing pretty well in those two categories. My solution has been to just schedule fewer meetings and appointments.
Problem solved. Next!
#2. Running 400 miles.
My year started off very slowly in this area, but I’ve since picked up the pace and am back to running my ass off. As of today I’ve logged 251 miles, which is slightly more than half my goal—and considering that slightly more than half of this year is over I like to think I’m on track. I signed up for a half-marathon (13.1 miles) which takes place in my town next weekend (eek!) so that’s certainly helped motivate me. Nearly all of my free time over the past 3 months has been committed to my training, and I am very hopeful that this half-marathon experience goes much better than my last one. With only 8 days until race day I am (mostly) pain-free and my running feels strong. I started out with the goal of just finishing the race this time, but my training has gone really well and I’ve since set an additional goal of finishing in 2 hours. I’m super excited, but also super nervous! As long as I can stay pain-free I shouldn’t have any problems getting another 149 miles in between now and the end of this year. So far so good!
#3. Finding more time for blogging.
Hahaha…yeah. See Goal #2 for the biggest reason why Goal #3 has not exactly gone as planned lately. Plus, apparently no matter how hard I look I can’t find more than 24 hours in my day. They’re probably in my bedroom somewhere underneath the mounds of laundry that I never put away. Or in my bathroom, which hasn’t been cleaned since the last time we had non-family visitors over (my new threshold for busting out the toilet brush). Bottom line: My free time is lost and I better find it soon before it dies of starvation or cuts off its own arm. Luckily I still have 4½ more months to keep looking.
That’s the status of my 2011 resolutions to date. How are yours coming along?