On January 1, 2013 I posted this: I think these are resolutions?
Later that day I fulfilled one of the resolutions when Andy and I adopted Larry Gary Gray (formerly Larry Q. Gray).
Then I forgot about the rest and went on with my year. Today, I remembered that post and figured I’d take a look and see how I unknowingly did on these “resolutions”
Here we go:
DSB 2013 Resolutions-ish – REVISITED
(For more details on the reasoning behind these resolutions, see the original post)
Be less of a jerk
Verdict: You decide.
Yesterday on my way out of a store, I opened the door and while the door was open someone coming in grabbed it from me so she could enter. Then she said “YOU’RE WELCOME.” I didn’t realize I was supposed to thank her since it was a mutually beneficial door exchange. She didn’t hold the door for me; we exchanged the door at the halfway point.
So this one I leave to you: Am I or am I not still a jerk?
Get hot for wedding
Verdict: Fuck yeah success. Thanks Refine Method.
In order to get hot for wedding, I needed to get back to a consistent workout routine, which slowed down following Hurricane Sandy because of fewer transportation options and the closing of Refine’s Union Square location (which was just one train ride away). I did try CrossFit Jersey City for a month but I didn’t love it nearly as much, or see the same great results as I do at Refine.
My exact words were, “I need to find a way to make the midweek Refine class work – even if it’s just once a week.” Thanks to joining the Refine Resolution Challenge and committing to three classes a week, I realized that getting to Refine before/after work (Refine is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan; I live and work in New Jersey) wasn’t actually bad! Those three classes a week increased to four and, as I got closer to my wedding, five — and it wasn’t a hassle at all. Andy ended up joining the challenge as well.
Now, Refine is a family affair.
Train for a marathon like a real runner person
I said I wanted a coach and I got one. I said I wanted to incorporate jargon such as “tempo runs” “speedwork” and “hill repeats” and I did all that too. I ran 4-5 days a week. So I think we can safely say that I successfully trained like a real runner person.
Run a 4:15 marathon
Verdict: Remember how upset I was when I ran a 4:11 marathon? HAHA. Success.
Run in the cold maybe once a week
Verdict: Failed miserably.
Not counting the last few weeks of marathon training, I ran in the cold one time. My face felt like it was going to freeze off and that was the end of that.
Suck it up and run on the treadmill
Yeah I didn’t do that either. But this year, as my knee heals and I start to build a base for my next goal marathon, I will. Especially since my gym is getting fancy new treadmills that seem like they will motivate me. And since I’m serious about my goal for the Eugene Marathon (if I’m ever able to find a decent flight, that is…) I will do it this time around.
Wear sweats to work and shower less often
Verdict: Sigh. Failed.
I wore yoga pants to work maybe twice and I showered more than ever, not counting that time after my 20 mile run when I didn’t shower for 27 hours.
Do girlfriend things
I said: “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.”
Then bitch got knocked up so no Bloodys.
Get drunk at my wedding without getting painful hiccups
I was wasted at my wedding and did not hiccup once.
Get a dog [so something will love me]
Verdict: Best success of my life. This little boy is the best creature to ever exist in this world and every day Andy and I can’t believe how we possibly found this sweet, funny, cuddly, loving, perfect little thing.
I succeeded at some resolutions and failed at others, but considering that I forgot what any of my resolutions even were I think I did pretty well!
Did you accomplish the goals you set for yourself this year?