Now is about the time I start setting up goals for the year. Last year I grouped goals in the realms of relationship, health and family. I did not have any career, hobbies or friends goals. Overall, I fell on my relationship and health goals, but made decent progress by reducing the amount of television I watched and spending more time with the family.
This year, I am at a loss for what to track. I have made reasonable strides in most aspects of my life by creating and tracking goals since 2006. Relationship wise, I feel me and my wife are on better ground. I have made some career progress through happenstance. I got a recent health boost by lowering my blood pressure and dropping some weight with a trip to India. I have maintained my fitness training, went overboard with casino trips (148 hours versus 125 hours last year), and rekindled an old hobby. I have not kept in better touch with my friends, but I have made a new friend in the neighborhood.
I am struggling with my race calendar as well. I intend to do a half marathon again and will definitely do a few stroke & strides. However, an “A” race is not jumping out at me. It might be a good year to level set my expectations. I managed my gout much better last year and that allowed me to race more often. I did not miss training time except for travel since January of 2011. I hope that trend continues.
Q1 will have some travel involved as we are planning on being in Florida in February and I am considering a trip to Memphis in March.
Maybe the next few weeks will provide some inspiration.