Sunday, January 2, 2011

Let's Put a Wrap on it...

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in 2011. For all you young 'uns out there - here's what you have to look forward to when you are in the 5th decade of life - I didn't make it to 10:30 before I was sawing logs. Luckily, my wife and kids woke me up about 5 minutes before the strike of midnight so I could watch Ryan Secrest et al. Personally, I thought the highlight of the evening was "A Night at the Opera" on AMC followed by the start of The Three Stooges marathon on TCM. Maybe that's an explanation for the last couple of weeks of tweets by me (LOL!)

Speaking of 2011, I'm looking forward to the new start. My little exercise of the past few days allowed me some time to reflect on what went wrong in 2010. I really think that I just too narrowly defined my goals. Everything revolved around accomplishments. Once I lost my mojo in late March, all my running related goals were looking more and more unattainable. It became incredibly difficult to muster the motivation to slog away in the trenches. That's why this year's goals are more the type that define where I want to be in a year as opposed to what I want to get accomplished. This year, if my tactical plans get jettisoned for injury, lack of interest, etc., I can still adapt a new tactical plan to achieve my goal. At least this time, if I spend my afternoons sitting around, I'll be able to stop stuffing my face (in theory).

I start tomorrow. lindsay, I'm giving you a run for your money in the procrastination department. Thank goodness I didn't have a "non-procrastination" clause in my 2011 goals. Whew!

Here's wishing everyone a healthy, happy, and most importantly, prosperous 2011! Let the party begin!

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  1. Good luck, and happy New Year!

  2. happy new year. we live in the mountain time zone and our tradition is to celebrate eastern time zone new years eve. i never make it up til midnight.

    no rush on the goals really. in many ways, the beginning of the year is arbitrary. take some time and make them meaningful and achievable.

    happy new year!

  3. Whaaa, I want an iPad! Not sure why as I have trouble using my Blackberry but I think the look cool :).

    I have no particular goals in 2011 other thatn to train around m sucky heel so I can get back on the road, or the trails, and feel good again. That's al I want!

    I have to tell you that I made Brendan go to the gym with me on Thursday and he loaded up his backpacking pack with 40 lbs of water and got on the stairstepper for 1 hour! He said, "I have to train for Mt. Whitney." Gotta love him. He was a sweaty mess but he did it.

    Happy New Year, Glenn. And yeah, I stayed home NYE and made a bog video. :)

  4. Happy New Year Glenn! I will probably see you on the trails soon I'm sure (once they reopen).
    Good luck in 2011. I hope you have fun with your running.

  5. Looking forward to reading about your progress, Glen. I enjoyed your posts laying out you goals, good luck meeting them!

  6. Happy New Year, Glenn! Here's to fresh, new beginnings!

  7. me? procrastinate? never...

    happy new year glenn! don't feel bad, josh went to bed at 9:30, leaving me to "party" all alone. what a blast :)

  8. and Walter, two of a kind. He was boasting that he celebrated NYE (with those in Chicago), but I don't really think he made it past New York. I'm pretty sure it was the The Three Stooges marathon that really wore him out!

    Happy New Year Glenn!

  9. Happy New Year to you and your family, Glenn! All the best to you, and I hope you have great success in working towards your goals and aspirations. I had some frustrations in 2010 as well, so I am looking forward to a more productive 2011! :) Good luck to you!