1. Run a marathon - my basic goal is just to finish, my "B" goal is to finish under 4:30, and my "A" goal...let's just say that the shorter the time, the happier I'll be. That said, I'll consider it a success if I cross the finish line after
2. Participate in an adventure race - I have one planned with my brother and would love to do others. We'll see what the year holds.
3. Complete a sprint triathlon - I know it was only a virtual one, but the virtual half ironman showed me that I am perfectly capable of finishing a tri. The swimming was the biggest thing getting in my way, and while my swim was slow, I got it done. I have my eye on one in Carlyle.
4. Ride a century - I'd like to continue doing one of these a year. Haven't even looked to see which one might catch my eye.
5. Improve my mountain biking skills - this goes hand in hand with #2, which doubles my motivation. It's also completely attainable because (a) "improve" is mighty general, and (b) there's lots of room for improvement.
6. Go to the gym/strength workout at least 1x week - Strength training is a huge gap in my exercise agenda
7. At least 1/2 hour of yoga 1 x week - See above. I'm about as flexible as a frozen rubber band.
8. Continue to set PRs - also very attainable because I intend to keep competing in new distances and therefore set PRs by default. :) That said, I'd like to reduce my 5K time.
9. Join a running club - the support and camaraderie would be great. I don't know why this is such a big hurdle for me. I'm a much better "virtual" joiner than real-life one.
10. Make a new recipe at least 2 x month - I cook "real" meals most every night, and one of the biggest stumbling blocks for me is coming up with something new. I have stacks of recipes I've clipped from the newspaper and magazines. I'm going to start pulling one out, making it, and then either getting rid of it or writing it into my cookbook.
11. Start working towards my Master's degree - I've been saying this for 9 years now. I never thought I'd be someone who didn't go back to school, but life gets in the way. I have one less excuse this year because I have a tuition waiver from hosting a student teacher.
12. Keep "Fun Kate" front and center - It's too easy to say no to new things or goofy things. I want to keep and cultivate a spirit of fun and adventure. I've really been conscious of this since it hit me that I only have 2 years left until both my older boys are (hopefully!) away at college. I want them to remember me doing things with them, not just watching them.
Of course, I have lots of other things I'd like to see happen in 2011...lose weight, get finances in better shape, get organized, etc. I'm sure I'll be seeing those in 2012, 2013, 2014....