One percent down, 99 to go. Of the year, that is. I have a few goals this year. I hesitate to call them resolutions exactly, but I suppose that’s what they are. So here’s the list, or at least part of it.
1. Project 4:4. Jesus said, “Man does not live on bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” We’re doing this Read Through the Bible Chronologically in a Year thing at church/work. So I’m reading along, and will hopefully finish on track. 4 days down. 361 to go.
2. Redevelop a regular workout routine. Up until about a month before the wedding, I was working out on a pretty regular basis throughout 2011. The results were good. I found muscles I had never seen before (oh, hey there, triceps!), it was a good stress reliever, I liked the effect it had on my body, and while I have yet to experience any sort of runners high, I hated running less than I did before.
The 3 month time-out that was October-December, however, did not do a body good. I started going back to the gym after Christmas, and have made it there the past 4 days. At 6:30 AM. You might need to read that again. 6:30 AM. My goal is at least 4 days/week, but I know if I don’t get up early every morning I’ll have a super hard time sticking with it. So maybe I’ll do laundry on my off days or something. So 4 days down, 361 to go.
Along with a regular workout routine, I want to run a 5K. I technically ran one this fall, but it was just on the treadmill during a Huskers game. I want to actually train for one and run a charity race (I will not win) this summer or fall. Goal: finish without falling over.
3. Reengage in cultural activities in Omaha. I used to go to the Symphony a lot and check out exhibits at the Joslyn and go to shows when I had the money. I’d like to do this again. I miss it. So I have a goal of going to one thing each quarter. First up: this Drawn to Fashion exhibit at the Durham. And lucky me, this Costume & the Cinema exhibit is still there, too. And lucky Chad, I’ll find a girl to go with me and not make him be my date.
4. Practice hospitality. Host summer BBQs and wine club, throw a dinner party, invite friends over for a riveting mid-campaign political discussion. I want our house to be a place where people feel welcomed, warm (ha!) and well-fed.
to be continued…