Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

So this is 2013. With every new year comes the quintessential resolution. For me, I don't have resolutions anymore. I used to though. I remember making the same resolutions as just about everyone else my age at the time: do better in school, get in shape, be kinder, etc. As I am older now, I've come to feel that resolutions are not sustainable, and in some cases, not very practical. Instead, I'm making goals! Same thing? I hardly think so. Goals are measurable, attainable and practical. Here is my list of goals for 2013:

  • Walk the Grouse Grind in one hour or less: This is something I've always wanted since two years ago. I tried to nmake it part of my training regiment last year but didn't complete this goal, due to an injury sustained during the Sun Run (see next goal). I know a number of people who have completed the Grouse Grind in under an hour (when they were younger). I want to at least claim that I've done it, even though I'm older and my body may not be as fit as it was.

  • Complete the Sun Run (10 km)  in one hour or less: I tried this last year and was tripped/shoved to the ground. I suffered minor abrasions but couldn't run after that. I had to walk to rest of the way to finish the Run and it took me two hours! I'm not giving up on this until I complete it. This year should be the year. People I know have accomplish it. It's about time I did so as well.

  • Exercise/walk 30 minutes a day: This was based on a YouTube video sent to me by a friend of mine. It was a 9-minute video about the benefits of exercise and the consequences of not exercising. I will be augmenting my training for the first two goals with this one as well.

  • Workout videos: My wife posted a picture of me in my boxers for all of her Facebook friends and followers to see -- without my permission of course. To lessen the blow to my dignity, I joked that it was a "before" picture for various workout videos, like P90X or something like that. Someone actually said they'll send me the videos so that I can post an "after" picture. This pretty much completes the fitness segment of my goals.
  • Finish reading Modern JavaScript: I started this book (as well as complete its exercises) sometime in the fall of 2012. I want to at least finish this book and start a project developing a website using JavaScript.
That's my list for this year. Happy New Year!