Saturday, February 1, 2014

January Resolutions: How'd I Do?

Instead of making whole-year New Year's resolutions for 2014, I decided to do monthly resolutions this year. I made three (and a bonus) resolutions for the month of January.

Get up at 5 am every week day
I did pretty good on this one. The last week of January I didn't keep up with it, but it was because I was going to bed too late. I really, really enjoyed having the extra time in the mornings. I didn't do as much of the blogging and reading I wanted to because I found I had to really do active stuff n order to just not fall back asleep. I did get cleaning and ironing and laundry done, so that's awesome. It was really, really hard for me to actually get out of bed (though it always is, whether I'm getting up at 5 am or 6:30 am), but once I did, I was glad to not have to just rush to get to ready for work. I'd like to try to keep it up in February. 

Read The Interestings
Done! Read and then reviewed here

Get our entryway looking like it's part of a house where people actually live
Done! I really like the way our entryway looks now. I wrote about it here (note: the pictures are terrible in the post because that tiny little light-less room is really hard to photograph). 

Bonus: Run three times each week 
I counted this as a bonus because I already work out Mon-Tue-Thu and Wednesday evenings are taken up with a committee meeting. That means I would have had to run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in January to achieve this, and I knew life had a very good chance of getting in the way of a very specific requirement like that. I am really happy with how much I've been running though. I ran 15.7 miles in January, and I'm up to running 1.5 mile straight. My fastest time is a 11:59 mile. This is not a fast time in the world of running, but it's great for me. In December, I was still running a 13:00+ mile, so I know I'm getting stronger and making progress. 

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