Wednesday, January 1, 2014


I'm sure I've said this before, I don't make New Years resolutions. I feel that if anything is worth doing you'll do it no matter what time of year the idea/desire hits you. I've made one resolution in my life that I've kept and that is to stop smoking in 2003. CHECK!

I feel a little different about 2014. 2013 was a difficult year for me. I should say it was a transition year. I changed jobs and took one on that required a lot more brain power, time and energy. I love my new job (I loved my old one too) and last year was all about getting used to the new demands and my personal life suffered a little. I didn't run as much as I wanted. I didn't swim as much as I had in the past. I failed to make it to CrossFit 50% of the times I wanted. I had my first DNF. I dated but I really felt drained after most dates. But....

2014 here I come!! I feel I've now got my job in a place that is more controllable. I have a better feel for my boss/coworkers, the timing of protocols, and saying no. I'm therefore recommitting to fitness and training in 2014. January and February I plan on being strict paleo 80% of the time. Getting to CrossFit 4 days a week, swimming and running 2 days a week and biking when able. The rest of the year I will be mostly paleo and cut CF to 3 days and increase running to 3 days.

This year will also be a year of shorter races, 5K to 1/2 marathons, sprint and olympic triathlons.


Running Meg said...

Those sound like some pretty awesome goals to be. Congrats on the 11 years of non smoking! Impressive!

CLE Runner said...

Well, we're 3 days in and I've had a brownie and skipped CF today. In my defense I shoveled a SHIT TON (official unit of measurement) of snow yesterday and my traps are killing me!