As a follow up exercise, we go back to the list at the end of the year and see what we accomplished. You can't accomplish as much as you think you can in one year, but you can accomplish way more than you think you can in 10 years. Anyway, to the list.
(1) Do a 30-day run streak - I didn't do this
(2) Run a 50-minute 10k - Didn't quite get there. But I didn't race a 10k.
(3) Run a 24-minute 5k - Not sure what I was thinking... I did this in 2015.
(4) Run a 6 minute mile - Nope again, but I set a mile PR of 6:45.
(5) Run a sub 4:00 marathon - Ummm, no again. 4:09 was my 2016 marathon.
(6) Run a 50 mile race - Jesus... no, I didn't run a 50 mile race.
(7) Start swimming for exercise - HAHAHA no again
(8) Read 20 novels, including the 8 that I own and haven’t read - I think I read 7.
There's a point to all this. I literally didn't meet ANY of my goals. But knowing they were there pushed me to try harder in all areas. I could have set one goal and focused all my energy towards it, but that's completely not enjoyable for me. I like to spread my energy around and do lots of different things. That's probably why I'm not great at anything, but decent at a lot of things.
Things I accomplished that weren't goals.
I literally mastered Sudoku. (Like, there's no Sudoku I can't solve.)
I ran a marathon with my sister.
I finally moved out of Los Angeles.
I mustered to courage to leave my fucked up marriage.
I shot a handful of pistol matches.
I also ran a trail half marathon and a trail 25k.
Hey, those are all pretty cool! Go me. ;)
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