I think these are resolutions?

In 2010 and 2011 I worked on elaborate “Year In Review” posts. In 2010 I had so much fun doing it; it was the best year I’ve had up until that point. I did so much more than ever before and I adored reminiscing about it this way. I had to push myself a little more last year to get the post done but it still turned out great. This year — despite getting engaged and running two sub-2:00 half marathons — no interest.

Instead, I’d like to discuss . . . I think they are resolutions? Goals? Things I’d like to do in 2013.

DSB 2013 Resolutions-ish

  • Be less of a jerk. Back in February 2010, I made a resolution to not be an asshole. I failed. I accepted my failure because at least my heart was in the right place, right? This is the variation of that resolution. In other words, be friendlier. I am not a friendly person and it never really affected me until a few months ago. Andy and I were at an Amy Schumer show and we were seated at a table with another couple. Because I automatically assume that everyone is from NYC and hates me, I just ignored them. Then they started talking to us and I still wasn’t that nice in making conversation. When Andy started engaging them in conversation, I realized they were not from New York and therefore likely did not automatically hate me, and were actually nice people. And they were, they were very nice! And then I felt like a jerk for ignoring them at first and not being super friendly until later on, thus proving the New Yorkers stereoptype I was trying to protect myself against in the first place. So, try to be nice, don’t assume everyone hates me, don’t ignore people. I still plan to be a jerk to those who deserve it.
  • Get hot for wedding. This means finding a way to get to Refine midweek while they currently lack a Union Square/downtown location. Even if I have to waste absurd amounts of time between work and class and then get home at 10pm, or if I have to wake up at some ungodly hour in the morning despite the PATH train still not being fixed after Sandy, I need to find a way to make the midweek class work – even if it’s just once a week. Alternatively, I could suck it up and stop being such a pussy about CrossFit and buy a class pack and just go there since it’s right down the block from my apartment. Speaking of CrossFit, I owe you a review of the 6-class fundamentals program + 2 regular classes Andy and I did together. I’ve got bruises on my legs, lashes on my arms and missing skin on my butt to show for it.
Dori and Andy graduating CrossFit Jersey City Fundamentals

Dori and Andy graduating the CrossFit Jersey City Fundamentals program – towards the left.

Also speaking of CrossFit, I resolve to post reviews in January for the three new studios I’ve tried recently: Work It Out, Revolve Fitness and, obviously, CrossFit Jersey City.

Did I mention “not being a jerk” extends to getting up timely reviews of places nice enough to extend a free class? I’m looking at you Work It Out and Revolve.

  • Train for a marathon like a real runner person. I trained according to the mileage on my plan last time, but this year I want to train more seriously with jargon such as “speed work” “tempo run” and “hill repeats.” Ideally I’d like a coach or some type of coaching program and I might already have something in the works. TWT kids. TWT.
  • Run a 4:15 marathon. This goes with the above but it deserves its own bullet because even if my training ends up sucking, this time is still my goal.
  • Run in the cold maybe once a week. Let’s not get crazy here, I’m thinking maybe once every other week, or once every week and a half if I can’t do every week. I bought warm weather running clothes from my favorite store Lucy that were heavily on sale, cozy and comfy. Actually, they were full price when I bought them but then they were heavily on sale less than a week later so I did a little re-buying and returning. Either way, I have cozy warm fleece lined pants, a matching jacket and matching hat. I wore them once and I’d like to see a repeat performance in 2013.
  • Suck it up and run on the treadmill. For when the cold is just too cold.
  • Wear sweats to work and shower less often. Self explanatory.
  • Do girlfriend things. Not to be confused with fiancee or wife things, both of which I will do in 2013. For some reason sometimes a girl likes me and wants to be my friend. I never understand why as I do nothing to encourage such behaviors. But I figure I might as well give in. So, hi Ashley Runningbun. You’ll probably see a little more of me in 2013. Maybe we’ll run. And drink Bloody Marys.
  • Get drunk at my wedding without getting painful hiccups. I don’t know how exactly I plan to accomplish this but it’s a goal.
  • Get a dog. So something will love me.

That’s all I’ve got this year. Do you think I will accomplish them all? I don’t.

What do you want to do in 2013?

11 comments on I think these are resolutions?

  1. Fiona
    January 1, 2013 at 9:51 am (5 years ago)

    GIRLFRIENDS!!!!! Let’s hang out more in 2013. Because you know, despite your New York assumption that everyone hates you, I kinda like you.
    Fiona´s last blog post ..2012 Running Recap

  2. Amber
    January 1, 2013 at 10:08 am (5 years ago)

    Happy New Year! I’m a huge jerk too. And I don’t even have being a New Yorker as an excuse. I just am not outgoing and engaging. Oh well.

    Have you ever tried the match-in-a-glass-of-water trick for hiccups? It works for me every time.

  3. Becca
    January 1, 2013 at 11:12 am (5 years ago)

    Running outside about once a week is one of my goals too! I asked for warm clothes for Christmas, and then decided maybe I don’t really want to accomplish that goal, oops! I actually have gone twice this past weekend, and it was fun! Good luck of your “resolutions”, esp being less of a jerk, that sounds like a good one.

  4. Missy Maintains
    January 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy New Year! Girlfriends…meee! We can practice drinking without getting hiccups until your wedding! This year I want to blog, like for real, teach certain fitness classes…coming soon..and be at Refine with you a lot more!
    Missy Maintains´s last blog post ..Happy Holidays!

  5. Mariell
    January 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm (5 years ago)

    Fantastic. 2013: The year people who are jerks-on-the-outside-but-not-on-the-inside stop acting like jerks. I’ll try it out with you, but no promises on success. I figure California nice-ness is bound to start rubbing off on me eventually.

    Also, happy new year, hottie.
    Mariell´s last blog post ..Pumpkin Oatmeal Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

  6. Kathy
    January 1, 2013 at 4:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Good luck with the Refine resolution! I can’t even imagine trying to get to Refine from Jersey on the weekends, let alone during a regular workday. I know of other Refiners who do it though and it’s amazing, I guess a super early bed time would be in order?
    Kathy´s last blog post ..My 2013 Resolutions

  7. cameo
    January 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm (5 years ago)

    I think it’s a good sign that you weren’t in to recapping your entire year. Not that I didn’t enjoy your recap posts…
    As for your resolutions, I love them! I too would like to be less of a jerk. Except I did reach out to a stranger recently and it totally backfired as she berated my zip code for about an hour and she only lives 4 blocks away. But her zip is Astoria and mine is East Elmhurst. She was so dumb and rude and drunk. Hated her. But I will try again in the future to make a new friend. Sigh.
    I feel the need to point out that you are already HOT so I am not sure what you plan on doing or how much hotter you can get…? Maybe if you vagazzle your hoo-ha? But that’s soooo 2010.
    As for CrossFit, I am just not sold. I hear more people complain about injury than anything else. But, commuting 2 hours a day sucks so…I think it might be worth it for the wedding prep. Just don’t get injured! I had to give up my Refine memby as it was sucking 2 hours out of my “work” day and I couldn’t rationalize it any longer. I now do my own Refine workouts at the gym down the street and am happy. I want to try and take 1 Refine a week if possible as I love the comaraderie and always learn new routines to adapt to my gym. And I adore Brynn and her crew. I too have to get hot for a wedding in 2013 and I have a lot more work to do than you! Plus I am old. I resolve to lose 10 years. Or 5. 5 would be fine.

  8. melissa
    January 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Great resolutions? 😉 I also must get hot for wedding. Congrats on your pup!!!!
    melissa´s last blog post ..Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

  9. Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run
    January 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm (5 years ago)

    You are so not an assshole, but I get your point. I will try to be a nicer person too, but I won’t make it a oal or anything. BTW – I’m a New Yorker and I don’t hate you. I actually think you are pretty cool. :) With that, I’m in for girl things if you and Ashley venture out of NJ. With that, happy new year! xoxo
    Jen Correa @ Mom’s Gotta Run´s last blog post ..A New Year


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