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Happy New Year


Well, January 4th and my first post of 2009. New Year's Eve was pretty quiet at the 337 household this year. No big party or night out, just a relaxing evening with movies. We did go to Gudrun for early evening appetizers around 5:30pm but we were back at home by 7pm watching movies (Get Smart and Mama Mia).

I was pretty good with my training over the holidays and managed to keep myself mostly on track. There were a few workouts missed because of the snow, not to mention a few days of work.

This year, I plan to track all of my workouts in Buckeye Outdoors. It is a great free on-line training log. This way I can track all of my kms on my journey to Ironman Canada in August.

As for New Year's resolutions, I do have a few. It wouldn't be a New Year's post if it didn't have a few.

1. No alcohol until after Ironman. This will not be too much of a problem for me given how little I drink now. Plus, drinking doesn't make me feel like it used to. I have really turned into a lightweight.

2. No doughnuts. This has been a resolution in past years and I did go a full year (2006) without eating a doughnut. This will be tougher than resolution #1 for me.

3. No paper coffee cups. I joined Starbucks on-line community and started this resolution a few months ago. So far it hasn't been too difficult, just takes a little planning.

4. No plastic grocery bags. This will be a new one for me. I have 10+ fabric bags from various stores that sit in the back of my Element that I never use. Now I will have to use them or not buy groceries.

That is it. Four resolutions that I think fit the SMART model of goal planning.

Happy training!

Comments

sbrtv said…
Awesome resolution list. Even though I don't drink that much anymore, I don't think I could give up the occasional beer now and again.

I think chocolate chip cookies are my version of donuts for you. :-) I can't bear to get rid of them yet, but maybe closer to race season.

I also found it helpful to keep a fabric grocery bag or two in the trunk of the car for those unexpected trips to the grocery store. It should help sticking to that resolution a lot easier.

Happy New Year!

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Fun

In early February, I bought a season's pass to Grouse Mountain.  I have owned a pass in the past but not in for a few years.  My main goal was to get up on Monday and/or Wednesday nights for the Social Snowshoe.  90 minutes snowshoeing up the Snowshoe Grind and over the back side of Dam Mountain.  Headlamps required.

Full Moon

Fellow Snowshoers
View of Vancouver
Yes, these are terrible photos.  I only took photos this one time.  I realized that the iPhone will not take good photos in these conditions and you miss the actual moment trying to get a good photo.
In addition to Grouse, I have been up to Cypress Mountain Nordic area two times this season
First trip to Cypress
Our friend The Raven

Map of the snowshoe trails
Happy hikers today
Happy hikers today