Saturday, December 28, 2013
Review of 2013 Goals
Run my first 1/2 Marathon - Yes I did this in February and I completed my second shaving off 5 minutes in November.
Run 1500 miles for the year. - This was more of a motivator for me. I did not think I would run this since last year I did not even hit 1,000 miles. I have done 1,115 to date.
Run everyday - I did the spring and holiday running streaks and ran 335 days this year. Basically unless I was sick or injured I ran.
Strength train twice a week - Okay so if you have been reading this blog you know I blew this resolution big time! I see strength training making a resolution come back in 2014.
Eliminate most TV (all pointless reality TV) - We changed our TV subscription to basic (hubby and I both see the need for this one.) -Over time we found out that we both need some mindless downtime and this is an affordable way to do it. Plus hubby likes sports.
Write more - always a passion. I only recently rediscovered it writing this blog. -Success!! This blog and my word on water blog have helped me keep this resolution.
Eat more variety especially new grains - Success. We subscribed to an organic produce service and I spent most of the year cooking new, healthy recipes with new ingredients.
Do more together - we can save $ on TV and spend it on actual experiences together - We have definitely done this and I hope to do even more. We did not really travel this year but that let us do more local experiences.
Listen more talk less - I am by no means mute, but I think I have done better at this. Ask hubby to see if that is just a misperception on my part.
Read more. I have read about 6o books on 100 Books to read before you die I hope to read all of them, maybe not all this year. - I definitely read more between 25-30 new books this year. Some really good ones too.
Cook more at home - See above. 2013 was definitely the year of healthy cooking for me.
Donate to charities I care about: Water related charities, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and animal related charities. - Yes I did this and I found a way to combine this with my favorite hobby: running. Spoiler alert!! Upcoming blog topic!!
Spend more time with the cats - We traveled less and ate at home more and the cats were also grateful we did not completely give up TV. They love a warm lap and the Real House Wives of Atlanta: those girls are catty!!
Work as hard as I can at work and then leave it there and be fully in the moment at home.- I definitely made progress here. Not perfect, but work is definitely fading into a more appropriate place in my life and that is behind my family and other passions.
Say yes to work projects I know I will enjoy and that will advance my field, and no to the time sucking activities that only frustrate me.- I would say not fully successful here. Guilt still nags a little when saying no.
Tell people in my life what they mean to me - Does anyone ever reach complete on this? I believe that is a way we should strive to live not a goal we cross off the list. Still working on it everyday!
All in all 2013 was a pretty good year for us. Sure we got robbed and hubby had to end his streak due to a foot injury. We did not achieve every goal, but we have each other, our health, happiness, a roof over our heads, organic produce in the fridge and 6 cats who love us at least three times a day right before their meal times.
Wishing y'all a Happy, Healthy 2014. I will have some new goals and hopefully some fun on my way toward progress!!