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2012 in the rearview and 2013 dead ahead!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Happy new year to you all.

Son and me taking a 3 mile walk at Foster Park on New Year's Day.

Taking a moment to reflect on 2012 and set some goals for 2013.

Overall, not a bad year. Ended better than it started, thanks mainly to the new job. The transition could have been better but lessons were learned and I'm thankful for this opportunity. Peace of mind helps reaching any goal.

2012 Stats:
Walked for Exercise: 638 miles (good to know but wasn't really tracking)
Ran/jogged: 152 miles (half of 300 mile goal),
Biked: 1,198 miles (achieved goal of at least 1000 miles!)
Got Runkeeper maps to back it all up :)
Start weight: 202.5
End weight: 178.5 (-24 lbs)

Meatloaf said it best, "two out of three ain't bad."

Goals for 2013. More of the same:
Bike: At least 1000 miles,
Run: At least 300 miles (and increase to a 9 min/mi pace),
And walk when I don't feel like doing the first two,
Eat more veg and fruit,
Keep up on the water/fluids,
Add in more consistent weight training (min 2x per week)
Get good rest whenever possible. Like this weekend was just what I needed. Netflix documentaries & movies and a couple of pints of beer.
Keep moving towards goal of around 165 and maintain.

After all this time, that old fable's title keeps ringing in my ears. "The Tortoise and the Hare." I am happier to finally start seeing the benefits of the latter.

What are some of your goals for 2013? emoticon reaching them all or at least the ones most important.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLH507 2/7/2013 6:17AM

    You had an amazing year last year! This year will be the same because you will make it that way.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 1/20/2013 3:17AM

    emoticon Best wishes as you continue

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GOPINTOS 1/10/2013 6:26PM

    Thanks for sharing!


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BILL60 1/8/2013 9:59AM

    Congratulations on a very successful 2012. Great plan for 2013. The very best to you.

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LOVESLIFE48 1/8/2013 7:19AM

    You had a great year!! I know you will reach your goals this year!! emoticon My biggest goal is to get to Onederland this year!! Hopefully by summer!! Keep up the great work!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GREENGENES 1/7/2013 8:29PM

    Way to go. Nice goals for 2013.

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NYKIMMIE 1/7/2013 4:58PM

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KA_JUN 1/7/2013 3:55PM

    Great goals! I like your addition of walking in the event you don't want to do the other 2 activities! I've been trying to get in some cross training type activities during the winter, with the increased snowfall, it's kept me off my bikes.

Here's to a great 2013!

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GAYBRASTER 1/7/2013 1:01PM

    Darn good job! Keep on Truckin'! January/February 2013 goals: start and complete my Tai Chi classes. I'm looking to reinforce the same focus I had for all of 2012.

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ERNOINACTION 1/7/2013 12:13PM

    Sound like great goals to me! I'm doing the same thing. Here's to a great new year!

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GOING-STRONG 1/7/2013 11:10AM

    2012 was a good year... 2013 will be GREAT!

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MANDELOVICH 1/7/2013 10:56AM

    Nice goals!

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MANILUS 1/7/2013 10:33AM

    Excellent work, keep it up!

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