Monday, January 7, 2013

Crazy 2013 Plans: 5k, Tri and Rodeo

I have always been hesitant to make New Year's Resolutions. I'm not really sure why exactly.  Probably because it seems that they are always forgotten. And it just seems silly to dream about something to just forget it a month later. Although despite this hesitancy that is present every year, I end up caving and making them anyway. Funny, right? But I do have them to thank for giving me the reason to start this blog way back in 2009!

Yep, in 2009 I created a 100 things in 1001 days list. Kinda funny to look back on the list now. I still kept plugging away on it in 2010. Many things were accomplished. Many things were not.  How priorities have changed. In 2011, I changed my focus to the CPA exam (and then changed to foster parenting). And in 2012, I set some awesome goals, that I'm quite proud to say I did pretty well at working towards all of them! Some were completely achieve (hello motherhood) and others could still use some work (getting heathly). But progress is progress and I'm glad to see that none of them fell into the dreaded forgotten category!

With Artichoke and Zucchini gone, I'm left feeling more of an urge to set some goals for 2013. I mean I have all of this time on my hands now, I might as well do something. But what should that something be? I figured I'd throw all caution to the wind and go big. REALLY big! Which is probably why it has taken me a week to actually post my new year's resolutions. I keep thinking logic will save me from these crazy ideas, but so far I'm just getting more excited! Ready for this?

First, I'll  
run my first 5k 
to celebrate my big 3-0.

Then, I'll  
complete my first triathlon.
 No, I'm not completely nuts. It is a sprint triathlon (225 yd swim, 9 mile bike ride, 2 mile run).

Finally as a reward for getting to my goal weight, I'll
go to my first professional rodeo*
specifically the 2013 Built Ford Tough Professional Bull Riding Finals in Las Vegas, NV.   

So who is with me? No really! Who else wants to join me in running your first 5k or triathlon (check out Ramblin Rose)? If you are local and want to run a 5k or give a tri a try, let me know! I'd love some training partners (local or virtual). Or if you are a fellow rodeo connoisseur (or just want to tag along to Vegas), let me know! Travel companions are always welcome since I'm not so sure the hubby is excited for a cross-country trip primarily for rodeo. 

Am I the only one making some crazy goals for 2013? What are your resolutions?

* Yes, it is true. You now know my true love: rodeo. I love it. Can't get enough. Robson Palermo is my guy!


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