Before I post what I plan to do in 2014, it seems fitting to see how I did in 2013. Let’s start with what I accomplished:
Health and Fitness
Complete a triathlon –done! I completed the Strathmore Women’s Triathlon in August. Run new routes– done! I tried a new trail along the hill in my usual park and ran at Baker Park. I also ran new routes in Newfoundland. Floss more– yup! Make my current running streak into 50 days– done! I finished a 50 day running streak on January 10. Complete another running streak– done! I did the RW Holiday Runstreak from November 25 to January 1, 2014. 38 days of running and 82 miles.
Take at least two (week long) vacations– done! We travelled to Belize and Newfoundland for two very awesome vacations.
Use my passport again– done! We travelled to Belize which finally gave me a stamp (well, three actually) in my new passport. Visit one new place in Alberta– done! We visited Lakeland Provincial Park on our canoe trip which is a part of Alberta I’d never visited. Take a weekend trip somewhere– done! We spent two nights in Invermere to relax during my fall break.
Day hike three new trails– Done! We hiked a section of the East Coast Trail, Blackhead Trail in Dildo Run Provincial Park, Sleepy Cove and Brimstone and Fogo Heads while in Newfoundland. We also hiked in Invermere. Go on a canoe trip– done! We canoed Lakeland Provincial Park on the July long weekend. Do some outdoor winter activities– done! We went skating a couple of times (three I think) in the first part of the year and then a couple more times in December. I did lots of winter running with both of my winter running streaks.
Around the House
Fix nagging home repairs– done! To sell the house we fixed the floor, touched up the paint, put a new floor in the basement and installed a new closet. Declutter– done! While preparing to sell our house we had to move out (and get rid of) a ton of stuff. Our living space feels so much better and I wish I’d done it a long time ago. Grow veggies we actually want to eat– done! We grew lots of lettuce, raspberries and even some tomatoes. Our final harvest was more than any previous year and we’re still eating garden grown veggies in December.
Read 20 non-fiction books– done! This was harder than I thought it would be but forced me to read some stuff I never would have. Read 5 books I already own– done! This is the list of books I read that I already owned.
Make wearing sunscreen a habit– done! I bought myself some fancy sunscreen that includes a stick version (sort of like a lipstick) that makes it easier to carry around and apply.
And here is what I didn’t get done:
- Participate in two races – I did one (my triathlon) but just couldn’t commit to that second race.
- Finish NROL – again, this will be moved to another year.
- Run 1000 miles – not even close! 2013 was my lowest mileage year since I started keeping track – 594.75 miles.
- Take a spontaneous vacation or trip
- Go car camping for a weekend
- 15 minutes of tidying a day
- Call my sister more often
- Get back to regular blogging
- Take a mid-week break
- Bake a loaf of sour dough bread
The list of done is greater than the list of not done so I think that counts as a successful year of getting things done!