New Year’s Resolutions: 2015

So another year is upon us. Here’s my resolutions for 2015:

Guideline: play more

The biologist Marc Beckoff once said “Play is training for the unexpected”. Life is full of unexpected things and I feel like I need more play in my life. There was a great PechaKucha 20×20 talk about this recently The Importance of Play that’s worth a watch. I plan to be more playful in my day-to-day at work, with my friends, family, and whenever I can. This might lead me back to some things I used to associate with play like making music, or¬†something else surprising.

Lifestyle change: run regularly

The last few years I’ve run a lot, but not regularly. This year I plan to change that and get in at least 30km per week on road, trails (or as a last resort on a treadmill at the gym). I love running but I’m not going to keep improving without regularly doing it. (Note: I do workout every day over lunch at the gym doing strength training)

Achievable milestone: run over 1500km and finish 5Peaks Seymour

I’m doing two here and one sort of ties into my lifestyle change. A measure of my “run regularly” will be my weekly mileage. 30km per week comes out to 1560km and that I can track with Strava. I’m also doing a bigger trail race this fall — 5Peaks Seymour — on the 12km Enduro course that I want to be successful in finishing.