I am a pretty judgmental person. It comes with the perfectionist territory—and I’d say that I’m hardest on myself. So, it pains me to review the resolutions I wrote for 2010.
They were as follows:
· Blog more
· Eat less
· Ride my bike to work more, or at least take the bus more
· Take better care of myself
Did I accomplish any of them? Sure, but again, my sticktoitness lacked in all of the above.
Blog more—I blogged a measly 10 times in 2009 so my 25 times in 2010 was a sizable improvement. Still pathetic, but an improvement. I definitely feel a lot of guilt around the fact that I couldn’t deliver posts on 3 of the most monumental occasions of the year—Ironman Coeur d’Alene, Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens and Ironman 70.3 World Championships. I am so embarrassed that I hoped to get a fresh start with this blog, hoping to not fall short again, but oh so aware that I probably will.
Eat less—I ate less in January, February, and maybe March. Then, the Ironman appetite kicked in and I could basically consume an entire Gorditos baby-sized burrito and still be hungry. It was a luxury I had never experienced. I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight. Well, joke’s on me because after Ironman ended, I kept eating. And eating. And eating. I’ve put on a few pounds, but am hopeful I can repeat this phenomenon for this year as well.
Ride my bike or take the bus more—Failed miserably.
Take better care of myself—This is so vague that one could argue yes and no. I went to the doctor and the dentist so those are wins. I lost some weight and exercised more. Win. Win. But, I also got an overuse injury. Fail. Doctors thought my overuse injury might be MS and made me go through extremely painful testing. FAIL.
As the year draws to an end, I haven’t thought about resolutions much. But as I sit here, I resolve to do one thing:
GET A HOLD OF MYSELF.