Welcome, welcome…to 2014! (To be said in your best Effie Trinket voice).
Happy New Year!
I’ve said before, but I really love the opportunity to start afresh every year – which is why I love New Year Resolutions. I totally accept I’ll probably fail them all at some point, but I like to make the effort to keep them! And these are my goals and resolutions for 2014!
1) Run a race every month!
Because I’m stepping back a little on my efforts to get faster, there aren’t many time goals in this year’s resolutions, but I want to ‘race’ regularly and to enjoy it.
2) 1.52 half-marathon. I think me and my heart have this in me!
3) Sub-52 10k. Ditto.
4) To take a yoga class fortnightly. I want to get more bendy.
5) To read at least 12 books. Recommendations, please?
6) To spend less time on my iPhone. I need to develop some discipline about using it when necessary but not wasting time on it during the day.
7) To learn to swim properly. Especially front crawl. Dreading this, but I need to face that fear!
8) To get back into cycling again. To cycle at least once weekly, no matter how short a distance.
9) To lose some weight.
This is clearly a contentious one and I’m a little unsure about putting it on the blog. My weight (except in the years pre and post having the Dude) has remained pretty much the same since I got married. However nothing LOOKS the same any more and I FEEL flabby. So along with exercise and yoga etc, I think it may be time to try and lose a few pounds. Do not worry about this – my love of food is too great for me to be at risk of an eating disorder.
There are a few other goals and resolutions, but they’re more personal.
There are two overall themes that I want to live out in 2014.
1) A year of being outdoors.
As a family, we love being outdoors. So I want this to be a theme of the year – hiking, camping, running, cycling etc. I want this to be a year we spent as much time outdoors as possible.
2) A year of living bravely.
I spoke a few weeks ago about my inner chickenness. I hate my lack of courage and so I want 2014 to also be the year when I am brave, when I push myself to do things that otherwise scare me. Learning to swim properly is one such example – I want to look back on this year and see it as the year I put on my Big Girl Pants.
The Husband has one very big goal for the year. An ‘Irongoal’. Last week, after a lot of consideration, he signed up for Ironman Canada at the end of July! He has a coach (one thing I insisted on) and is raring to go. Whilst I won’t be blogging regularly about his training, it’s inevitable that I’ll share part of it here on this blog – hope that’s okay!
(It sounds so very Game of Thrones to me! Does he get to sit on an Iron Throne at the end of it? I may be obliged to make one for him for a photo!)
When I asked the Dude about his resolutions, he simply said it was ‘to turn 5’. I seriously hope we manage to pull this one off!
Okay – what are your resolutions or goals this year? Gimme a good one!