So I was really sick off and on at the turn of the year. I was also gearing up to take on a HUGE project with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Docent Corps, which is just now getting under way. So finally! Here’s my New Year’s Resolutions.
- Run a half-marathon in September. I’ve even talked my baby brother into doing this with me. So now to register for a 5K in early April, say a 10K in June…. This will also help with a secondary goal of catching up with my s-i-l’s miles on fitbit. As of today, she has 644 miles, and I 303 have miles. I plan to match her by the end of June. It will be a challenge as we both continue to accrue miles and steps, and she started 2.5 months before me (her August 18 to my November 8), but if I continue to try to walk 12,500 steps per average daily, there’s hope.
- Read more broadly. Or perhaps with greater randomness is the better way to put it. I wasn’t going to give myself categories like last year, but then my friend Christa gave me a link to this Reading Bingo idea. Love it! And just like with the state challenge, I’m sure I’ll be scrambling in November and December. I am also using the goodreads counter to try to read 75 books this year.
- Learn at least two CAF new tours. Right now, I’m planning on Kenwood and Greatest Hits. Looking forward to it! Also try to stay sane while I lead the Technology & Communication Needs Assessment.
- Finish knitting (well, I need to start it too) the Irish bag with Celtic knot patterns for my mom’s 60th birthday. It is a complicated enough stranded knitting pattern that will require solitude and concentration — I’m really looking forward to it!
Whew! I will be a busy, fun, challenging 2014! Looking forward to new adventures!