Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This Year. by violet

Even though I don’t feel like I need a new year to make a change, there’s something about the turning of the calendar page that makes it seem natural to take some stock of your life.

First off, I’m totally with Orange, in that there are a number of these resolutions that have fallen by the wayside. And, I also love the VitaCraves and currently have a bottle of the sour gummies on my desk at work.

So I decided to aim for an accomplishable list of goals for the year.

Floss twice a day, every day
I started this one a little bit before the New Year mostly because I had an impending dentist appointment. The amazing news? After just two weeks of this plan, the hygienist said she noticed a big difference in my tartar build-up and gum bleeding. Talk about inspiration to keep going.

Some help to keep me going: Besides that awesome news from the dentist, I know carry floss in my purse and even have some chilling on my desk at work. I set up a recurring calendar appointment at 1:00 p.m. every weekend to remind me to floss. It’s actually a nice mental marker to get back to work after my lunch-time blog surfing.

Run a 10K in under an hour
After my last half marathon this past summer, my dad threw this challenge out there. I didn’t think very much of it at the time but it’s kind of stuck in my brain ever since. I’m not a very fast distance runner so some of you may be scoffing at this goal. But for me it’s enough of a stretch to my pace to make me nervous but not so much that it’s out of reach. I think the right training and the right race this one is totally achievable.

Some help to keep me going: My awesome running partner, Orange. I’m not sure if she’s totally on board with the idea yet but I’m working on it.

Orange and I after the Seattle Rock and Roll Half Marathon

Improve Posture
I’ve always had horrible posture. By the end of the day my shoulders are usually up to my ears and my chin is practically on my keyboard. The last time I went to get a massage the therapist actually gave me some exercises to do. Really I’ve been trying to be more aware of it to help make it better.

Some help to keep me going: I’ve got the exercises ready to do. But I get the feeling that this one is going to be tough.

Go to London
Two of my favorite people and former roommates have been living in London for the last year and a half. I’ve been meaning to get over here but between work and the cash it just hadn’t happened yet. I’m going to change that this year.

Some help to keep me going: Katy and Danny are probably coming back this summer. It’s kind of now or never.

So that’s my list. And now it’s out there for all 7 of you who read this. But maybe putting it out there will help keep be accountable. What's on your list?

Violet, in Saucony ProGrid Ride 2 in white/black/coral

1 comment:

  1. Good for you, Violet! :) I'm impressed with all of your goals, but particularly the flossing! When I made it a regular habit, my next checkup was amazing and my dentist was very impressed. So if for no one else, do it for your dentist. :)