Monday, January 03, 2011

2010 Results and 2011 Goals

Here are the results of my 2010 goals. The year turned out drastically different than I ever could have predicted but here are my results none-the-less.
  1. Run the Riverbank in under 2:00:00. This will forever be a goal until I get it. FAIL...and this actually won't forever be a goal for me. While 2:00:00 would be awesome, my diet and exercise change in 2010 totally changed my life. I have very little desire to run long distances fast anymore so I don't know if I'll ever feel the urge to train to run the riverbank in under 2 hours again. But... (see 2011 goals below).
  2. Read at least 6 books. Oops...until starting to write this blog I actually thought my goal was 5. So FAIL. I only read 5 books.
  3. *Ridiculous Randy Goal - Eat NO candy for the entire year. This will be challenging both because of temptations and simply from forgetting and "accidentally"eating a piece. For clarification, gum is OK, as is candy in baked goods. Candy bars, hard candy, M&M's (ouch), isolated chocolate (chocolate chips, chocolate bars) and all other obviously "candy" items are illegal. Bars, cookies, ice cream, cake, fudge, or other sweets are acceptable. I can't even guess how many candy calories I ate last year. I'm sure I'll replace them with something else, but it'll have to be at least a little healthier. Since 1 and 2 were fails I'm going to call this one a SUCCESS**. On January 7, 2010 Erin and I took a short flight across Chile while in South America. The airline had an orange flavored hard candy sitting on our trays. I popped it in my mouth without thinking about it. I didn't realize that I had eaten the candy until about a week later. Also, since August I've been eating a significant amount of 85% cocoa. I think it tastes great, but it is very bitter to the average person. Probably considered candy, but since it has more saturated fat than sugar I'm fine with it. Aside from the single piece of hard candy and the 85% cocoa I didn't eat any candy and almost no gum as well. My baked goods consumption was far below any previous year and even though it has now been 2011 for 3 days I haven't had the urge to start eating candy. That is why I consider my 2010 candy challenge a success!
2011 Goals
  1. Lift weights consistently - I don't consider chronic cardio to be healthy anymore but do consider weight training healthy. To be successful, I need to do at least one weight lifting workout during 50 of the 52 calendar weeks this year.
  2. Complete a long run barefoot - By long run I mean 10+ miles. Right now I'm planning on the riverbank. If my feet can't handle that distance my back-up goal will be doing a long run with my five-finger Vibrams.
  3. Maintain sanity with 3 kids under 3.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Rob H said...

Love the third goal.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Slicy said...

Yeah, I think the 3rd goal might just be the most ambitious of them all!

4:58 PM  
Blogger The Geurink Family said...

Good luck with your goals Randy :) I have 3 kids within 4 years and I was crazy enough to move to Africa so 3 under 3 could really make you crazy!

3:22 PM  

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