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Inspired by E and this, I’m setting a few goals for the year. Instead of resolutions, I’ve tried to give myself measurable objectives and think about why I want to achieve them.

Stretch. Daily.
Foam roller is my homie. I’m in a better mood when I’m not in pain.

Lift weights/strength train three times per week.
This was a goal for 2013, at which I failed miserably. I want to get stronger so I can do more than just a few “real” push-ups, execute an un-assisted pull-up, and improve my overall fitness and health.

3x500 meters on the rowing machine displayHit the rowing machine three times per week.
In the last few months of 2013 I was consistently making it to the gym twice a week. The “Workout of the Day” makes this less boring. I’d like to be able to reach a sub-2-minute 500 meters. Right now, I can do about 2:20-2:30 reliably. Reaching this goal would mean I could row faster than I used to be able to run.

Read two books per month.
I’ve fallen out of the habit of reading for fun. I miss it, and I’d like to discover some new favorites.

See two films per month.
Despite having a Michigan Theater membership, we almost never make it to the monthly free movies. I need more culture in my life, and we can walk to the Michigan. Exercise + art = good for body and brain.

These are all realistic goals. I can do this!

3 Responses to “Goals for 2014”

  1. E

    Are you using anything to track your workouts? Want a rowing buddy? I’ve started rowing since I can’t seem to stick to a weight-lifting program and really need to do something for upper body/core strength. I’d love some accountability!

  2. meredith

    I used to be a fan of dailymile, but I’ve fallen off the wagon when it comes to tracking lately. What do you use? And yes, I’d love a rowing buddy!

  3. E

    I’m using endomondo. Let’s be friends! And I’ll send you my rowing shots if you send me yours. 🙂