Looking back at 2012's resolutions, I'm clearly batting more than .500.
In other words, success!
As I've mentioned before, discipline is in the eye of the beholder.
This year, I resolved and met a few of my commitments:
- I read 12,485 pages of pleasure reading books (slightly more than 34 pages per day, killing the original goal of 9,000 pages for the year)
- I ran 2 marathons (The Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks and CIM in all of its crazy weather glory.)
- I studied Mandarin. So fun. Big Mandarin group has been one of the best things to come out of this year. To confirm that my studies have been somewhat effective, I instant messaged some pinyin to a friend in Shanghai yesterday. She was impressed and less worried about my trip once she realized I could at least type non-tonally identified syllables that bordered on comprehensible Mandarin. I also accosted a group of Mandarin speaking tourists in Key West and offered to take their picture. The look of surprise was well worth the mistakes I no doubt made. Good times!
But, like all years, I also missed some of my resolutions. Despite a goal of weight loss to improve my running performance, I'm heavier (and slower) than when the year started. And, as I predicted, we missed the healthy veggie yoga night goal, too.
Oh well 3/5 isn't half bad!
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