Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Running, Reading, & Resolutions - 2011

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.


  1. Blog looks great Angela! Looking forward to the running posts:)

  2. I should really start writing about the running soon!