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Resolutions and goals for 2013.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I have 5 resolutions which are fairly simple and obtainable. And 5 goals which aren't all as easy.


1. Take a multi-vitamin daily. So simple but I hate taking pills and this is like taking a pill.
2. Don't forget to floss. Those extra seconds in the morning can be found!
3. Eat fewer muffins. I eat too many. They don't seem to be hurting my cholesterol (175 when I donated blood last month) but can't be helping my weight loss effort.
4. Appreciate rest. I always plan a rest day a week but don't always take one.
5. Donate more to charity.


1. Press my body weight. I'm at 74%. This will help me strength train and also lose weight. The more weight I lose, the easier this goal becomes.

2. Bike 1,200+ miles. Last year's total was 800.5. Not much, but the most in years.

3. Run 1,500 miles. Last year's total was 1,252.3. This is 125 a month and since I WILL be injured less this year, I should be able to do this.

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4. Run a trail 100K. Meeting goal #3 will help this. The idea is to run 62 miles at age 62 although I am now wondering why my goal isns't to run 62K at age 62. I've done over that distance a few times, although not recently.

5. Stay alive and well. I had 2 good friends die in 2012. Both about 10 years younger than me. I'd like my goal to be to have no friends die in 2013 but that is further outside my control.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Excellent resolutions and Goals.

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RUN4FOOD 1/2/2013 2:31PM

    Look like good resolutions and goals.
Hope you achieve everyone of them.

Have a great 2013.

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    Great goals emoticon

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CAROLCRC 1/2/2013 12:07PM

    I like the idea of changing to Kilometers instead of miles for the run-my-age thing... thinking about adopting that one! Would still be a humongously long run for me... Good luck this year!

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BARBARA_BOO 1/2/2013 10:48AM

    Nothing like a deadline (whoopsies) to get us moving. Sorry about the loss of your friends (that sucks). Work hard on Goal #5.

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BILL60 1/2/2013 9:41AM

    Looks lik a good plan. Now do it.

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JOPAPGH 1/2/2013 9:31AM

    Looks like a solid plan. Here's to a happy, healthy, injury free 2013 to you and the DW, full of PRs.

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