Yes I know we are two weeks into 2012 and I’m late with this but better late than never. 2011 was full of wins and failures for me.
My Job – I am loving it. I am excelling at it. I enjoy it a lot. This is the first job where I feel appreciated for my hard work and effort. Some of the other ones have been fun but I never felt like I truly belonged.
Running – I used to hate running but then I started training for the St. Jude Half Marathon and found I really enjoy it. I have written about why I started running. In the 3 short months that I “trained”, I logged over 150 miles for the year. I put training in quotes because I never really had a plan, I just went out and did 3 – 8 miles whenever I could and felt like it. I had a plan at one time but then I got hurt due to falling off a ladder. So after two months in a wheelchair, I gave up on my plan. I also found a hobby that I really enjoy.
If you had told me a year ago that I would run a couple of 5Ks, a 10K, and half marathon; I would have laughed in your face.
Weight loss – It was an accidental by product of my running and training. I dropped 40 pounds. I gained some of it back because of a work related injury that put me in a wheelchair for two months.
Training – As I stated above, I really didn’t have a plan for my runs. Sure I researched all sorts of running plans and what to do but I never implemented them. I just went out and ran. Reading enough about running and training those are called junk miles. I did 150 miles of junk. I had no real purpose to my runs. The only time I put any effort into running is my 2 5Ks, my one 10K, and my half marathon. 2012 is going to be different.
My blogs and websites – I got so caught up in work and the holidays that I ignored every email and phone call from GoDaddy and let my hosting expired. My blog went down and I lost everything. I was so busy that I did not even notice until a co-worker told me. GoDaddy was awesome with their customer service and helped me get it all back and get it all back up running.
Before it went down I wasn’t doing the greatest job of updating any of them. I can’t tell you the last time I have thought about www.rulesformydaughter.com. I am not very good at making sure my other sites are up to date either. This blog has not been updated regularly.
Work Life Balance – I have always sucked at this, just ask my wife, but I want to be better. Two factors have attributed to this in the past. First, I was learning my job and how to do it properly and successfully. Two, I did not really have the right person on my team with the exception of one and he got prompted very quickly. I have hired and trained the right person to be an extension of me so hopefully I can start making a change in 2012.
I’ll be back tomorrow with goals for 2012. Yes I know I am already weeks into 2012 but I have already started these goals.
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