I’ve started, stopped, and erased this post 3 times today. This is attempt #4. I’m determined to make it the one that sticks. I’ve been trying to figure out why I’m having a hard time writing a year-end post (especially considering I’m under absolutely no obligation to do so) and I think it’s because overall 2011 kind of sucked. I mean, it had its highs, but for the most part it’s full of a lot of stuff I want to leave behind me.
More than anything, when I think about the past year, I think about how much I was floundering. A lot of my blog posts ended up being declarations about starting new challenges, changing habits, improving this, no longer doing that…none of it stuck, and it leaves me wondering why I kept returning to the idea of overhauling something in spite of an overall lack of success in doing so.
Looking toward 2012, I still feel like something has to change. I need to shake things up somehow; I’ve been doing the exact same things for the past several years, and just sort of coasting along without doing much to break out of my routine (or more appropriately, rut). And clearly, it’s not really working. I mean, right? If it were, I think I’d probably not be sitting here writing this!
I’m not really sure where to start, to be honest. But I guess the best place is by identifying some of the things I would like to do, and then determine what, among those things, is reasonable. And so:
- Follow through on more things, i.e. run the races I’m registered for, follow my training plans, etc.
- Take more control over the way I deal with food, because even though things have gotten a lot better, there is still a lot of room for improvement
- Blog more often, and put more time into it overall
- Spend more time working on other written material to submit to other sites
- Get a job (I’m not a fan of unemployment, really)
- Do more yoga (and more running, too, since 2011 didn’t see much of that)
- Develop a cross-training (slash strength-training) routine.
In the meantime, can we get to 2012 already?