Last year I had a goal—which I only discussed with a few people—to run three 5k’s. I surpassed that by running five, so this year I’m upping the ante for my physical challenges by declaring them publicly and diversifying the activities.
Jump into 1 Polar Plunge. I’m signed up for one this weekend, and I honestly am not sure how I will force myself into the water. Hopefully the crowd mentality will be of some assistance.
Center myself with 2 yoga classes. Not a difficult challenge at first glance, but with no yoga studios (that I know of) in Perry County, my access is limited to times when I visit other places. I do practice at home once or twice a week, but it’s a different dynamic in class.
Stay balanced with 3 long bike rides. They must be 20 miles or more. I just finished writing an article that involved talking to a bunch of local cyclists and by all accounts Perry County is a great place for me to get back into a regular biking habit. I will be wearing a helmet, and you should, too.
Run to my heart’s content in 4 5k races. I’d especially love to a CMY5K because I have a graphic design geek lurking inside me…and it’s probably the closest thing I can get to Holi until I make it back to India.
Get back to basics with 5 hikes. Actually I fully intend to hike more than 5 times, but that goal is specifically for hiking in new locations. On New Year’s Day I visited Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area in Dauphin County for the first time, and I can’t wait to get out to more unfamiliar territory!
Tell me about your challenges, resolutions or exciting plans for 2013!