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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.

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