My 2013 Resolutions – how did I do?

A year ago, I set some resolutions and goals for 2013. Bearing in mind I’m not going to achieve anything spectacular in the final few days of the year, let’s take some time to see what happened.

1) 4 half-marathons including one trail half!  

Tick! Oakland, SF2, Woodside Trail,  Point Pinole Trail and Half Moon Bay.

2) PR at the Half-Marathon – 1.55 or less.  

Tick! 1.53.57 to be precise.

finish 2 SF

3)  10k under 53 mins

Ugh. Half a tick! Was on track to go sub 52 and then Anklegate happened.

4) 5k under 25 mins.  

In reality, that was beyond my ability. I did manage two 26 min 5ks, one pushing a stroller, so I’m happy with that. 5ks don’t bother me much.

5) Do a relay.

Epic Fail. Roll over to 2014.

6) Get some local running friends.

Epic success 😉


7) Do at least 6 trail runs.

Epic success.

Away from running, I had a few other resolutions!

8) 6 Yoga classes.

Semi-tick. I did 4 classes before the holiday season took over, and I did 3 online classes.


9) 6 Zumba classes.

Seems I’m not that fussed about Zumba. Didn’t even try.

10) One new recipe every week.

Yep. Done it. I didn’t keep score but I’m confident I hit this.

11) Read 6 novels.

I read about 12 books in all, not just novels. Tick.

12) Watch 6 foreign films

Yep. My favourite was 17 filles which is really stylish and has an amazing soundtrack. Alas it was also notable for being the first movie that actually made me feel middle aged, boring and past-it.

13) Go camping 4 times.

Tick. We spent most summer weekends under canvas!


14)  Go on a cycling tour.

GUTTED that this didn’t happen. I barely used my bike this year. I have to address this in 2014.

I also had an unofficial goal of running 1,000 miles in the year. It was less important than my other goals, and I would sacrifice miles in order to be injury free and to hit my time goals. But anyway…I did it, I’ve run 1,105 as of today and am hoping to hit 1,125 by the end of the year! Pretty chuffed with that!

All in all, not a bad year in terms of resolutions! Best of all, it was fun! It’s been a great year.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. I had a goal to run 1000 miles, too. Congrats on a great year!

    1. Cathryn says:

      Did you manage it too?? Hope so.

  2. Great job. I’m trying to set some better goals for 2014. I know it is going to be a better year I just need to spend some time better defining things I want to accomplish. Thanks for being an inspiration!

    1. Cathryn says:

      Thank you for such a lovely comment!

      One of the best things about NY is being able to set goals and work out how to go about doing them. I’m just finalising mine as well, fun, isn’t it!

  3. Jen says:

    I’m very impressed with your success at running and non-running goals — especially at the trying new recipes one! I need to do something like that. I’m also very happy that I got to witness/be part of some of your goals this year — and here’s to many more in 2014!! xo

    1. Cathryn says:

      I’m grateful for your company for most of my achievements too x

  4. Angela says:

    Yeah!! Well done!! 🙂

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