I always think it’s smart to check-in with any goals you make along the way, don’t you? Helps keep you on track. These are my New Year’s resolutions & the status of my “things I’m looking forward to in 2010” list, one month in:
- Be more FIT. I said I would stick to a gym routine – which has only been quasi-upheld with a crazy January work schedule, but I’m eating even better & exercising more on the weekends (something I never really did). Weekends also tend to be my downfall because I don’t always eat right: this has also changed. :)
- Volunteer. I’ve signed up with BostonCares.org to volunteer. I went to orientation & now just need to sign up for some volunteer projects!
- Save money. Hmm…NOT as successful as I would like. I have continued to transfer money into my ING account, but I wouldn’t consider it a real “win” just yet.
- Reading More: Yes! I’ve been reading an amazing book Malcolm Gladwell called The Tipping Point. A. Maze. Ing.
Some of the things I’m looking forward to are also quasi-resolutions. Two of them (volunteering & saving money) ARE resolutions & are also listed above, but others can also fit the mold:
- Visiting Syracuse: (fingers crossed!) I have a tentative Syracuse trip planned for March. If all goes according to plan, I’ll be visiting the ‘Cuse the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day. :)
- Cooking more: I’m doing a little more of this, but not enough!
- Taking more pictures: Yes. I’ve been better about this.
- Getting back in touch with old friends I think this is easier said than done, but it’s getting there.
The others (“a hot summer,” “weddings” and “not moving”) haven’t happened (or not happened) yet, but I’m still looking forward to them.
The JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge was last night. We were lucky – it was the first sunny day in Boston in weeks!! 12,000 people (yes – you read that correctly – twelve THOUSAND) signed up for the race/run/walk. Our company was notified that morning that we had won the T-shirt contest! JP Morgan Chase will now be donating $500 to a charity of our choice. What a great night!!
Three teams total win the T-shirt contest. The other two teams were the ones who were ahead of us in the polls – and they admitted to using bots. C’est la vie, right? We won, anyway, and still get to make a charitable donation. Below is a picture of 4 of us prior to accepting our T-shirt award – as you can see from the picture, I was very enthusiastic about being there.
MD, Me, PR & BP before the awards
FINALLY had a good gm session today. :) It felt like I was finally back on track – which feels good. Really good. I used to go almost every weekday morning at 5am…then I switched to evening times – which makes it harder to keep on a schedule since things always come up (I’m not making excuses!!!) or I work late. We’re partaking in the Corporate Challenge with work on Thursday – it’s a 5K run (walk?) for Boston-area businesses & yours truly is the SA Team Captain. There was also a T-shirt contest associated with the run. We were really far behind in votes, then made a push and were tied for first…until yesterday. Now two other companies have blown
BP & I model our shirt. Man oh MAN am I pale...
us out of the water. They have a bot. They MUST. The companies aren’t big – hardly more people in their company than us, and they have suddenly gained a LOT of ground. C’est la vie. I think our T-shirts are the best.
I’m hoping the Corporate Challenge is fun! I’m sure it will be – how could it not be entertaining?? If nothing else, I think it has been good motivation for me to go to the gym more – even when I get out of work late and it’s the last thing on my list. I pay a monthly gym membership – that should be motivation enough – right?
Funny that I ran XC in high school but really didn’t like running (sorry, Mom). It wasn’t until about a year ago that I decided that I like it – and I really like it. I’m currently obsessed with my Asics running shoes (thanks, Mom :)), which I think are the most comfortable sneakers I have ever owned. I try to run most week days but opted out of the gym today in lieu of a ride home from the boss. I then decided to eat a big bowl of Special Vanilla Almond (yum!) and Craisins when I got home and went for a run anyway. About halfway through I started to regret the decision, but it was worth it.
my shoes! :-*
Yes. That’s right – I want to run a 1/2 marathon. 13.1 miles. I was watching Biggest Loser while at the gym last week and found out that withing 17 weeks everyone there runs a 1/2 marathon. So if they can do it, why can’t I? I have a long way to go – right now I only run three on average when I go to the gym. Everyone keeps telling me if you can do 3, you caneasily move to 5. Once you’re good at 5, it doesn’t take much longer to train yourself to go to 7, and so forth. Maybe I should get this book.
Beginner' guide to 1/2 marathons
Can I do it? We shall see. There’s one in the fall in Maine that I have my eye on…stay tuned…
But in all seriousness, it’s not an easy feat to run that far. I think I can do it (I think I can, I think I can…).