2014 Goals and Quasi Resolutions: Halfway Check-in

Hey there!  Happy Canada Day!

So we are smack dab in the middle of the year–I can’t believe this has all happened so fast.  So much has happened, both wonderful and completely devastating.  2014 has definitely not gone according to my plans–clearly I should’ve known better.

So on the quasi resolutions I’m doing ok.

1. Ten Minute Tidy – Up:  This one has sorta shrivelled up and died.  Once my grandfather got sick and passed, I sorta lost the tidying energy.  I am hoping to get back into it come July, as my work travel schedule will be calm.

2. Make my bed every morning: I am happy to say that I am rocking this one to bits!  I think there have been only a handful of days where I haven’t made it and a lot of mornings it is made before I even head out of my bedroom to start the day.

3. Re-establish my post run rehab/stretching/rolling again: I’ve been sorta good with this, although I have really decreased the amount of times I have been doing this per week as well as the amount of time stretching in order to make room for core work.

4. Deal with paper work in one touch: Generally I am doing pretty well at this, though I tend to take about two touches.  I pile it all up during the week and then deal with it on the weekend.

5. Re-establish my meal prep habits: Thanks to #Chewsday, this is front and centre right now. I’m pretty good on breakfast and lunch prep, but dinner is horrible.  I need to find a way to make this happen.  Maybe July will be dinner prep month. lol.

As for the 2014 Goals, well, here’s the update on those:

1. Run 1,000 miles in the 2014 calendar year.  I am just under half way as of July 1 (460 miles).  Not bad given the fact that I lost about 9 weeks due to injuries and a traumatic life event.  I still think that my 1,000 mile goal is possible.  Especially when I start Glass Slipper Challenge training in late October.

2. Figure out what to do, career wise.  I’m bored and I need a new challenge. This obviously took a back seat as my life was a bit chaotic for the first half of this year.  I’m starting the search, just scanning jobs that look interesting to me and putting them aside to see what types of jobs peak my interest and what education/training is needed to move forward in getting one of those positions.

3. Own a place of my own….or at least start the hunt (given the crazy market).  I have scoped something out, but now need to get the appropriate approvals, financials in check and maybe try to save up even more cash in the process.

4. Once and for all, master the art of making French Macarons.  Haven’t even tried yet this year…but I might give it a whirl real soon.

5. Finish a triathlon–(distance to be determined due to lack of a road bike).  This is on hold due to my Achilles tendon injury (which messed up all of my race training) and the fact that I’m doing several fall races and there will be no time to do a tri.  So I would like to change this goal to Run a Sub 150 Half Marathon.

6. Run 14 races in 2014 (note they will be of varying distances).

All signed up and ready…here’s the list:

  • 1. April 6 – MEC 5K
  • 2. April 13 – Toronto Yonge Street 10K
  • 3. May 4 – Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon Relay
  • 4. May 9 – Fargo Family 5 K
  • 5. May 10 – Fargo Half Marathon
  • 6. June 1 – Commit to Get Fit 10K
  • 7. June 21 – Emilie’s Run for Women 5K
  • 8. July 19 – Colour Me Rad
  • 9. July 27 – MEC Race – Trail Run (distance TBD)
  • 10. August 2 – Minnesota Half Marathon
  • 11.  September 7 – Queen City Half Marathon
  • 12.  September 28 – MEC Race Series 10K
  • 13. October 4 – Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler
  • 14. November 2 – MEC Race Series 5K
  • BONUS: October 19 – Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service 10K (with my Grams!)

7. Run a race with Princess Lindsey. We are doing two in the fall–Queen City Half and Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 miler.

8. Maintain my weight within +/- 5 lbs of my “feel good weight” (155lbs). Ugh.  Was good until May…Things have sorta gone off the rails since.  Starting fresh and strong today though…fingers crossed I can keep it up.

9. Find an organizational system that works for me.  I am getting there.  It’s not perfect and still a learning process, but it’s getting better.

10. Learn to make two healthy veggie side dishes a month, with seasonal veggies, leaving me with a rather large repertoire of healthy veggies recipes by year end. This was completely un-realistic.  I have learned a few new ways to prep cauliflower though.

11.  I would like a few new PRs.  I have two so far in the 5K and 10K distances.  Let’s see what the rest of the year has in store!

12.  Send out hand written thank you notes when the correct occasion arises.  I have been really good at this!  I am totally surprised!

13. I am going to work to generally lower my expectations of things, people, events, etc. So far, so good.  It sounds like a bad thing, but it really isn’t. lol.

14.  Record the truly great and memorable days, moments, whatever wonderful things I experience, in my new Kate Spade journal. Done and done…even if it is a few days or sometimes weeks late.

How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions?  2014 Goals?






23 thoughts on “2014 Goals and Quasi Resolutions: Halfway Check-in

  1. Lots of great goals and progress! I need to be better about laying out goals and checking in with them regularly. It’s a much better way to track progress!

  2. I have one good friend who writes thank you notes, and it always so nice to receive them. She doesn’t hand deliver them (even when she could) – she always drops them in the mail. It’s so charming. I think that’s a good “quasi-resolution” for just about anyone!

    • It really is a great resolution–and I used to be horrible at it, but I’ve really stepped up my game. I have sent them when I have stayed at people’s houses, been invited for dinner parties, been given gifts and when people sent me flowers after my grandfather passed (those were harder ones to write). It makes me feel better knowing that I have at least tried to convey the appreciation that I have for the kindness of my nearest and dearest.

  3. You forgot the most important resolution! Figure out how to ship me all your baked yumminess and then we partake in them while watching “So I Married An Ax Murderer”! It’s ok, I know you’ll rectify this.

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