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2009-01-01

END OF YEAR ACCOUNTING - How I Did On Last Years Resolutions...

DAY# 026
MILE # 1,607

OK, so before setting the goals for next year, I think it would be good to look back and see how I did last on last years resolutions. Here we go.....

Resolution #1: Get back to last years skiing shape (185 pounds)
Results: SUCCESS. I actually weighed myself last night and after the eating season is over, somehow I managed to weigh in at 184, with a body fat of 19.5%. this means I lost about 3-4 pounds over the year, with a body fat drop of about 3%. pretty happy about this.

Resolution #2: Climb Mount Shasta and ski down it
Results: NOT SO GOOD. Never made it, as when I went to plan the trip the local ranger told me that an unusual amount of snow had been blown off the mountain, so there was no snow to ski on! It needs to be moved to this years resolutions...

Resolution #3: Climb Mount Whitney
Results: NOT SO GOOD. This was a result of bad planning on my part. I just got too lazy to plan the trip. It needs to be moved to this years resolutions...

Resolution #4: Ride a Century on my bike
Results: NOT SO GOOD. Just couldn't find the right ride...

Resolution #5: Ride a 20 mph average bike ride home from work
Results: NOT SO GOOD. The fastest time I clocked myself was around 19.5 MPH. So close but yet so far...

Resolution #6: Ride 1,000 miles this year
Results: SUCCESS. Actually, I needed a little bit of year end accounting for this one to finally pass. I rode 957 miles on my road bike. But I road my mountain bike on average 2.5 - 3 days a week to work on the train, and each day's commute is about 5 miles round trip, or 12.5 miles a week, or 650 miles, for a grand total of 1,607 miles! Not bad...

Resolution #7: To take the car to work 50% less often then last year
Results: SUCCESS. Actually I have no good way of determining if I did this or not. I would estimate that I did. So you will have to take my word for it.

Resolution #8: To stop drinking diet coke at work.
Results: NOT SO GOOD. This drink is too much of a stress drink for me, and as the year got stressful, the diet coke went down the throat. But as luck would have it, the new financial situation at work has resulted in no diet coke being in the fridge, so I had very little in the last month of the year.

Well time to mull over the resolutions for next year, maybe time to put some of these things on a life list of goals.....

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