Here is a look back at some of the goals I set for myself coming into 2010. You never know what awaits you when the new year starts. Who knew that I’d have a beautiful daughter? Or that I’d get Lyme’s disease? Those would be the two biggest highlights of my year. Putting together a Ragnar Relay team and finishing it was quite an accomplishment, especially given my injury. I still haven’t eradicated Plantar Fasciitis, but it feels pretty good most days.
In 2010 I ran only 255 miles and completed one race – Ragnar. However, I rode 1,300 miles on my bike, including commuting miles. I swam 9,229 meters (approximately) which is 5.7 miles of swimming. I snow-shoed a few times, skied once, and aqua jogged to round out my cross training!
Run Around All Named Bodies of Water in Minneapolis
Being injured for a good chunk of the year and having a baby really messed up my running this year. I ran about 255 miles this year, not counting aqua jogging. Shoot, I only ran 1 race. So, I didn’t come close. I’m going to put this on the back burner for 2011 and maybe try again in 2012.
Read the Entire Bible in a Year
I finished up and read through all 66 books of the Bible. I fell behind a lot, but this year’s plan allowed for at least 5 days each month to catch up. You can find the plan here. Reading through this way means I saw new things, but you also go fairly fast through a lot. A lot of days I also was just reading to get it done, not really to study. For 2011 I’m going to do a different study plan through YouVersion.com
Read a Book a Month
While some months I didn’t finish a new book, others I read several and made up for it. I read a total of 13 books (if you count the Bible). The last one I finished on my Kindle. These books are in no particular order.
- In A Sunburned Country
- The Associate
- The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be
- On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
- The Perfect Mile
- Enjoying Prayer
- Born to Run
- A Walk in the Woods
- In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
- Cause Wired
- The Bible
- Muslims, Christians, and Jesus
- Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
I’m going to do this again for 2011. I liked the pressure forcing me to find time to read. I’m going to add a different dimension and try to read a greater variety/diversity of books. Do you have titles that I should add to my list? I’m also going to try to balance reading books on my Kindle and “real” books. I downloaded 20 free books to my Kindle and I have a ton of hardcopy books that I need to read.
I started out really well and then things fell apart this fall. Oddly, this blog turned into almost just a picture blog. I hope you enjoyed the pictures! I’m surprised at how well I did on the 365 picture blog. I know that I missed one day completely and a couple of days I took pictures but they were so bad I couldn’t post them. Hopefully, next year will provide more opportunities. I’m not sure what I’ll do in 2011. I want to keep blogging, so I’ll figure something out.
How did you do on your 2010 goals? What do you have planned for 2011?