Monday, January 1, 2018

Resolutions (Part Two) : 2018

Here are the goals I'd like to meet in 2018, with a focus on each one after the list.

Resolutions for 2018:

  1. Teach my daughter something each week.
  2. Enter no store before March, all stores off limits except the grocery store.
  3. Clear out unnecessary junk.
  4. Consistent social club meetings.
  5. Cook more.
  6. Get down to my "fighting" weight
  7. Run two marathons in one calendar year.
  8. Barefoot a 5k race.
  9. Learn to fuel appropriately again.
  10. Journal more consistently.

I focused on spending time with the family last year. That was a great goal, but it occurs to me in all that times that there is so much teaching and learning that goes on there. Just as a way of seeing what it looks like I'm going to keep a spreadsheet this year (possibly just in the side of my running journal) listing when and what I try to teach the kiddo.

Last year one of the unofficial goals I had was to enter no physical store before March. It meant no more blowing money on crap we didn't need at Target, and it meant a lot more time for myself and my family. This year I want to keep that goal but I'm going to attempt to stretch it into the rest of the year. I'm taking any shopping apps off my phone, I'm going to avoid stores with a couple of caveats. If I need to fix something in the house, I'm going to go to a hardware store. The grocery store will be totally open to me. I'm hoping it will help set me up to be successful in the next goal, which is...

I need to clear out the junk from my life. I mean this literally and metaphorically. I'm encumbered by too much stuff, and I have too many unnecessary attachments. It's changing the way I act, and not in a positive way. So I'll dedicate a fair amount of time to getting my house in order, donating old clothes. I'm going to redefine my boundaries on social media, as I'm tired of work spilling over into my personal life. I'm tired of feeling judged every time I post something. I need some time off of that, so my online presence is going to change quite a bit in the upcoming year.

I want to host more consistent social club meetings. We dropped two or three this last year, and that was a bummer. I'd also like to cook more, be that slow cooker meals or whatever.

With regards to my running goals, some things change, some things stay the same. I'd still like to get down to my "fighting" weight, the weight I PR'd the marathon at. I'm hopeful that with some changes to my diet and a little more discipline around what and when I eat, that I can achieve that goal.

I want to run two marathons in one calendar year. I had this on the list a couple of years ago, and I'm bringing it back. All of the half fanatic stuff has me really admiring the double agents and marathon maniacs, but first I need to see if I can even do two in twelve months.

Barefooting the 5k is a tough thing, because I don't run many 5ks anymore. Maybe that can change a bit in 2018, but at the very least I need more time without shoes in the new year.

I think a big part of my success in anything has been discipline. I was never more disciplined than when I kept a running journal. Strava is awesome, and I love it. But it doesn't really replace the act of writing down exactly what I did and when, so I'm going to go back to my running journal (in addition to Strava.) I'll add to that that I'd like to get back into the habit of posting to the blog twice monthly. Should be pretty doable if everything else falls into place.

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