It's been a while since I've had an active blog. I pondered starting a new one, but didn't know what I'd want to write about that I don't already cover in the various other social media outlets that I use daily. But then I realized that the three things I generally wanted to keep track of were my running, reading, and resolutions. There was the name for the blog, and here we are.
I've set a few goals for myself for 2011:
Running - I am training to hit new personal bests in the 5k, 10k, and half marathon distances of running races. This is my 27/57/125 challenge, with those being my goal times for the respective distances. My previous personal bests ("PBs") are 28:23, 58:39, and 134:25. This is going to be a tough goal to be able to get all three in 2011. But, I'll do my best.
Reading - I have never tracked the books that I've read in a year, and am just generally curious to track it this year. A lot of friends have certain goals to hit a certain number of books, or try certain genres, etc, but I just want to track mine for fun.
Resolutions - I am not really one to make resolutions, but this year I decided to learn more about wines. I've decided that each month, I'll pick a different country and try to learn about what types of wines they are known for, and purchase a bottle from that region. The bottle has to be $20 or more. I will taste the wine and try to actually taste the things it says I should - i.e. oak, berries, dry, fruity, etc. Right now, I can't tell dry from fruity or whatever else. By December, I hope I'll have an easier time describing wines, and have a broader knowledge of wines in general.
I'm sure there will be other subjects that will pop up from time to time.