Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Resolution Recap

I skipped my resolution recap the past few months because I couldn't get myself to spend the few minutes to blog.  And because I hadn't made a whole lot of progress. Mostly because I hadn't made any progress. After a bit of research,  I did make some improvements in 2011, I wrote New Years Resolution recaps for January, February, and March.  This year, I only missed August, October, and November.  I may not have gotten it perfect, but progress is still progress.

Anyhow, onto the year in review:

  • Yoga once a week (16/52)  
I know I could have done better and will continue to make this a routine in 2013. I did however make progress from 2011 where I only went 14 times. 
  • Complete a full cycle of p90x 
I started and stopped quickly a few times. But never made it very far.  The workouts are long and I feel awkward jumping around my apartment knowing my neighbor can hear all the noise.  This goal will probably not follow me to 2013, my apartment is just a bit too cozy to feel comfortable.
  • Complete 12 things off my life list (5/12)
As I knock off the "easier" things on my bucket list  it will continue to make this harder.  Many of my other list items require funds or lots of time.  Hopefully I'll continue to have my health and time to complete my life list.  Going to the Olympics was amazing, donating blood wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be.  I love having my own apartment and following a vegan diet for a week allowed me to open my eyes to other food choices.  Now that I have snowshoes, I'm looking forward to hiking my first mountain with them on 12/31
  • Run a 5k in under 25 Minutes
 I sort of lost track of this goal.  I was on a mission and followed RLRF and began catching some speed when the distance bug bit me and suddenly I changed gears. Unfortunately, I also did some damage to my ankle and was essentially out of running until November.  I am planning on repeating this goal and maintaining it as my focus.
  • Run a 5k in 21 Minutes (21:59 is acceptable)
I still chuckle a bit every time I see this one.  Really, what was I smoking?  My current PR is either 28:55 or 29:02 depending on your views on chip vs no chip vs personal watch. Did I really think I'd knock off that much time in one year?  Crazy talk.
  • Volunteer 1x per Month(5/12)
I could have and should have continued to do more volunteering.  I can come up with excuses about how I was away for an entire month this summer for training or how I went traveling each weekend for 2 months but really, I was lazy.  I didn't make much of an effort to find volunteer opportunities nor did I go.  I did volunteer 5 times, which was an increase from 2011 where I only volunteered once. So again, progress is progress.
  • Read 30 books a year(31/30)
Finally a goal I met.  This one was tough, when I first wrote out my goals for 2012 I had accidentally said 36 books.  When in reality I wanted the ratio to be 2.5 books a month so 30 was the real number.  I eventually figured that out and did in fact make it to 30 books.  I really enjoyed the Hunger game series (along with everyone else in the country) And while I was a few years behind, I also very much enjoyed the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo collection. I read a bunch of books about food (Eating Animals is what finally got me to stop eating meat) and Wild by Cheryl Strayed was probably my favorite.
  • Run 3x a week (60/156)
When comparing 2011 to 2012 I found that my only response for this in 2011 was "Not even close."  I'm assuming I made progress but there is still a lot left to be desired.  Maybe 2013 will be my year.  I certainly will not be doing any mud runs.
  • Race 1x a Month (6/12)
My last race was the Survive the Farm, where I failed and didn't survive.  I was registered for Friehofers run for Women, the Boilermaker 15k, and Mohawk Hudson Marathon, and Reach the Beach Relay, all of which I had to DNS. In comparison to 2011 I only ran 3 races so I was closer to the goal this year.
  • Follow 1 new recipe a week (52/52)
Finally another goal that I nailed.  A few factors helped this, one, I started out by cooking with someone.  This stopped, but my CSA started and I had to find new ways to cook some of the things that I received   I also became a vegetarian   I've spent a lot of time looking up creative ways to make easy meals without resorting to chicken and rice.

To see the full list of recipes, books, races, volunteering etc etc click here.

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me that I need to look back and see how I did with my 2012 goals. Nice job on the new recipes and reading at least 30 books!