Happy New Year Everyone!
While I absolutely hate New Year’s Eve celebrations (the forced festive atmosphere and overpriced drinks piss me off), I love making New Year Resolutions. Sometimes I succeed with my resolutions and sometimes they are forgotten by spring. This year I am recycling some old resolutions, with a new plan.
Instead of declaring a vague goal and hoping to stumble upon success sometime in the new year, I am going to be checking in with myself (and posting here) every month on my progress. So here are my 2012 Resolutions!
1.) Do something about the fact that I barely speak any Italian, despite having lived in Italy for over two years. I plan to take a college course offered locally in Italian, but I am also going to use the mountain of Italian books, CDs, and software currently collecting dust at my house.
2.) Finally do a pull-up. All I want is just one little pull-up! This has been a resolution several years running, and I still have not managed to do it! This year I will be trying different training plans and routines to get me to my goal.
3.) Run continuously for longer than five miles. I am going to sign up for local 5ks throughout the year, but I plan on doing the Run to Pisa this fall to achieve my goal. The Run to Pisa is between seven and eight miles, long enough that I will feel like a rockstar when I finish, and short enough that I minimize my chance of having a lung explode halfway through.
2011 seemed to be a rough year for everyone, and I am happy to say good riddance to it. We are only a couple of hours into 2012, but I think this year is going to be great. I hope everyone’s new year is off to a wonderful start!