2013 just ended, which means that the fourth year of my blogging just ended as well. Normally I’ve done an end-of-year wrap-up, or started planning a timed mile trial or something, and then announced my New Year’s Resolution. In efforts to stay true to form, I’ll try to provide you with some of these regular features to kick off 2014.
Miles run in 2013: 1? Maybe 2? Not very many.
2013 Summary: It sucked! 2013 was the worst. I expected it to be great, because I turned 27 and I love that number, but now I realize that the best part of 27 must be the second half. I’m not going to remind you of the terrible parts of 2013, instead I’ll pull out a few of its shining moments (for me):
- Getting a fancy camera and trying to take fancy pictures
- Starting a new quest to get the Ultimate Hard Body
- Watching the Breaking Bad series finale
- Getting comments on my blog
- Hiking up Mt. Hood
|This picture captures my fancy new camera, my Mt. Hood hike, and Carly pooping all at once.|
So don’t feel too guilty if you actually enjoyed parts of 2013, I secretly did too. I’m also not mentioning all the stuff involving the awesome friends and family I have that makes life generally good and the terrible moments bearable.
Now let’s move on to my resolution. Most years I’ve made a resolution involving how much I’ll run. I can’t remember if I made one last year, but obviously I wasn’t running, so probably not. Sometimes I accomplish them to a degree, sometimes not at all. This time, I’m focusing on something entirely non-fitness related, but I’m hoping that it will improve all areas of life, including fitness/UHB.
This year, I resolve to not play any cell-phone games.
Depending on who you are, this could sound either silly or extreme, but I believe it will help overall productivity a lot. So far I’m three days clean, but it hasn’t been easy. It also hasn’t made me spend any extra time in the gym (which is a desired side-effect of the resolution), and I’ve been spending all my free time reading books instead. This is unproductive in its own way, but at least I can talk about it to people later and sound somewhat informed. I don’t have a lot to say after an hour of playing Jewel Mania, and if I do, it doesn’t make people think more highly of me. Anyway, hopefully soon the reading will turn into workout time.
|This is a selfie I took at my blogging/cell-phone game playing station. I think it’s apparent how hours of fun can happen here. Not anymore though, now it’s all business.|
Finally, I’ll wrap up with a new feature I made up just this second, called:
This is where I tell you about something awesome in my life, and something terrible in my life, and you can decide which one is winning – thereby determining whether my life is awesome or terrible.
Awesome: I finally tried on a shirt my mom got me for Christmas, and the only place it doesn’t fit is in my arms, because of my bulging muscles / Ultimate Hard Body.
Terrible: The Nike+ FuelBand app has a new feature where it tells you how you’re doing at any point in the day relative to other FuelBand users in your same demographic. Most of the time, women ages 26-29 are kicking my ass because all I’ve been doing is sitting motionless while I read a book, and it makes me feel inferior and angry.
Now you can let me know your thoughts on how awesome or terrible my life is right now, and I’ll adjust my attitude accordingly.
On that note, please have a happy 2014 – I hope that awesome dominates over terrible every day for you!
I posted a comment and it disappeared. So this is a test…
Ok. Here’s my original comment: I think your life is awesome, and I agree. 2013 was the worst. Here’s to a better and brighter year!
Thanks for your validations that 2013 was terrible and my life is awesome! This year will definitely be better!
Happy New Year!
The worst part about 2014, for me, is that I don’t have a personalized dog calendar anymore. Every time I look at my new calendar, I sigh in disgust. So 2013 wasn’t all bad.
Good point. My other calendar-winner also complained loudly about this recently. I suggest that you take all 12 calendar pages and get them framed and hang them up all over your house to make you feel better.