What goals had I set for myself back last January?
Had I accomplished all of my goals?
Were there any worth repeating?
So let's do a side by side comparison...
I have a feeling this is gonna hurt my pride a bit.
RUN A HALF MARATHON
RUN A FULL MARATHON
1000 MILES IN 2014
BLOG MORE CONSISTENTLY
TAKE CONTROL OF MY FINANCES
Whoo-hoo! Starting off with a win! It doesn't hurt that when I set this goal, I was already signed up to participate in the Franklin Half. Lessons learned: Races I sign up for - I do. So if I really want to challenge myself and accomplish a goal, I need to commit to it.
Ok, but to be fair, I didn't exactly seem the most enthusiastic about this goal back then either. And I have no more enthusiasm for it now than I do then. Needless to say, running a full marathon will NOT be on this year's list of things to do.
I have no idea.
I honestly don't. I didn't do a very good job of tracking my miles. But I can say with pretty confident certainty that I did NOT rack up those glorious 1000 miles. Most months were not even close to the 83 miles per month average I would need to reach this goal.
Last January, the sum total of people I considered friends here in Nashville could be counted on one hand. And now I would need both hands, and possibly even my feet. I finally am starting to feel at home here in the South and my friends have gone a long way towards helping me feel that way. Yay for dog parks and running clubs!
F - For Failure, Not Fabulous.
I definitely did NOT blog more consistently. If anything, my blogging became even more erratic. But again, this is a work in progress.
C. Maybe a C+.
I know I have a LONG way to go on this. But I'm trying. I really am. I'm learning as I go and unfortunately, this one is hard for me. I make no excuses, but I am making efforts to improve. By the end of 2015 I will have this shit on lock though. Or at least have a B.
B for effort?
My fridge all too often resembles that of a broke fraternity brother. I just ate a twinkie right before eating this blog.
BUT! More than ever I have been actively thinking about what I put in my body. I won't make excuses for those times I still grabbed breakfast at McDonald's or for all the Coke's I consumed over the past year, but I've also eaten more salad and read more food labels than ever before in my previous 29 years of existence.