It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I started blogging regularly a while back, became disenchanted, got hurt (I was blogging about my fitness efforts a good bit), got sick and came up with a bunch of excuses why I stopped.
I do have goal to blog everyday. It’s not my primary goal but it’s there. That being said, I wanted to start out the new year on the right foot & see where it goes.
Looking Back on 2013
It’s late & I don’t really have anything urgent to say so I’ll just say that I’m quite thankful for what I have. In some ways 2013 was a rough year but overall, it was still wonderful. I have an amazing family that I love and that alone makes me very lucky. We had a wonderful holiday, spent lots of time together and had lots of fun.
Looking Forward to 2014
Right now, I’m actually searching for an iPhone or iPad accountability calendar app but I’m not finding one.
I read a cool year recap post by Jason Moffatt where he listed a bunch of stuff like numbers of surf sessions, massages, yoga classes and then other cool stuff that he did over the year. I thought it was very neat to be able to look back on the past year like that & that it might be something good for the family to try to do. Jason talked about his bucket list and accountability calendar so I’ve been surfing for some background on them. I haven’t found anything great on accountability calendars but I’m still looking.
I also saw another inspiring post by Dave Cooke on hitting his 10,000 km biking goal.
I figured that deciding to track some things and set some goals right now will make life more intentional and that compiling a list like this will be much easier if I start tracking things from the start. So absent any awesome apps or services, I threw together a Google spreadsheet with the things I’m going to track as separate rows and column headers of week numbers. I’ll throw totals in each column. We’ll see if that changes as we get into it but that’s what I’ve got to start.
Heather and I talked about some things to track and are going to start with the following and add as we go along:
- ballet practices (or ballet buns)
- gym visits for Heather and me
- running miles for Heather and me
- biking miles for Heather and me
- SUP sessions
- books read (by all of us)
- blog posts written
- and then any other firsts
Heather and I look to have our first Spartan Race this year & she is talking about a marathon. We’ll see where that goes but at least we have something to start.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you!