So, I made some new year’s resolutions last year.
How did I do?
|Lose 70 pounds||Fail|
|Ride 1000 miles||Success!|
|Ride a Metric Century||Fail|
I am starting 2013 14.2 pounds lighter than I started 2012. That’s progress, I suppose, but not much.
I logged 1054.29 miles in 2012:
- Cycling: 1004.22
- Hiking: 11.67
- Kayaking: 38.4
I almost didn’t make it to 1000 miles for the year. I hardly rode at all this summer. It was hotter than blue blazes, and I was putting in a lot of hours at work. Nevertheless, I rallied in December, and put in 229 miles; my second highest-mileage month ever. The Sloth and I put in a gruelling 26-miler on New Year’s eve to push me over the 1000 mile mark.
I didn’t do any long rides. At all. In fact, yesterday’s 26-miler was my longest ride all year.
Yes, resolutions are bullshit. I’m making some anyhow.
- Minimun of 1500 miles.
- No single month with less than 100 miles.
- Loose at least 52 pounds
- One pound per week shouldn’t be that hard.
As a motivational aid, I concocted a visualization of the ultimate objective. It may take more than 52 pounds to get here, but this would be a nice end-result.
62 miles. I know of people in not-much-better shape than me who do these regularly. I just need to get off my arse and do it.
That’s it. 3 resolutions. Lose 52 pounds, ride 1500 miles, and do a metric.
Happy New Year to anyone who still reads this blog.