Another year, another opportunity for goals, aspirations, resolutions. Whatever you want to call it. I keep calling mine, the list of “things I want to do”.
I understand that this is not entirely in my control, but what I can do to prevent illness or injury, I will try to do. I’ve been very lucky when it comes to exercise-related injuries. I haven’t had any real injuries in the 7+ years that I’ve been running regularly. I do take warm up, cool down, and stretching/recovery very seriously though. Also, some people say it’s inevitable and we’re all going to catch Omicron sooner or later, and maybe that is true, but I am not intentionally going out to catch it.
See my family.
Dare I put this on my list again? But I am determined to see my family this year. Sometime, somewhere. They’ll come here or I’ll fly there, damn it. It has to happen.
Complete (another) 365 Peloton Streak.
I’ve done this last year, why can’t I do this again this year? I’ve really gotten into the habit of using the Peloton app on a daily basis and unless I am going out of cell service for too long, I am hoping to be able to accomplish this again. You can only see what’s possible if you try, amirite?
Complete the virtual Pacific Crest Trail Challenge.
Tanja and I signed up together for this challenge and have both pledged to run, walk, or bike 2485.5 miles/4000 km along the (virtual) Pacific Crest Trail in 2022. You track your workouts through your smart watch or fitness app and keep chipping away at the distance. The miles are tracked in the Conqueror app, which shows you where you are on the map and how much distance you have accomplished at any given time (and also if you’re “ahead or behind”). I find this sort of long-term challenge super-motivating and can’t wait to see how we do!
Be more creative.
I’d like to be more creative again in 2022. I don’t know what this means right now and how I am going to even measure my success at the end of the year, but I know that I’d like to tackle a couple of hands-on projects and pick up some of the crafts that I usually enjoy again. 2021 was very disappointing in that regard, and I know that creativity is also something that you can’t necessarily force and that comes and goes, but I miss crafting and creating something with my hands.
Optimize my diet.
I’ve been dealing with some digestive issues in the last couple of years that I am trying to figure out and I feel very much left to my own devices because all the GP wants to prescribe is a PPI without even looking further into my symptoms. (I mentioned my frustration before and you’ve all been very kind and had some helpful comments. I actually have an appointment with a gastroenterologist set up next month, but in the meantime, I’ve been researching and trying a few things on my own.)
Reorganize my blogging categories.
This is a goal I stole from Stephany’s goal list, but just because it was a startling reminder that this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I’ve been blogging for so many years and my blog categories have gotten a bit out of control. Mainly because I’ve never really given real thought to it and just kept adding categories when it seemed fit. Now, I find myself not being able to find old posts, so how should people who come visit here and wanna peruse the archives? (Not that I think a whole lot of people actually do that, but…). What can I say, I like things orderly. There are 2600+ blog posts, so that’s going to be fun!
Read 30 books.
Ok, let’s try this again. Last year, I made it to 21, even though I had set the same goal for 30 books. I know that my reading ‘ebbs and flows’, so I am not going to make a prediction about how successful I am going to be this year, but what do you do if you “fail”? (I use the word very loosely here, because I don’t think you can fail at reading – even if you just read one single book all year.) You get up, fix your crown, and try again.
And there you have it. This is probably not an exhaustive list, and I realize I have a few “want to do” things that are not completely in my control, but I believe in the power of positive thinking and manifesting. Let’s see how that goes.
Did you set goals for 2022? Or, what are some things that you’d like to do?