As evidenced by my runnerplus page, I’ve reached one of my goals for 2008: I ran 500 miles. It happened right after the last long training run before the marathon. I definitely didn’t expect to hit this milestone so soon in the year, but training for a marathon and logging more than 30 miles a week certainly got me there. And speaking of the marathon, it was a lot of fun.
As promised earlier, here are the goals I have set before myself to complete by the end of 2008: Run 500 miles - Yup, that’s right. I plan on running five hundred miles this year. I’ve often called myself a running rhinocerous in comparison to my gazelle of a wife, but my last run (a half marathon in San Jose) helped me to finally get over the “less than totally enjoyable” experience I had during my first marathon and consider long distance running a sport I can do.
Now that I’ve started organizing myself into discrete lists of projects and contexts, I feel the weight of remembering all those tasks lifting from my mind. But even as I began this endeavor, I quickly ran into the problem of motivation. I had planned on a longer entry about this, but today I found another blog post that echoed my thoughts exactly. Basically: The best way to get things done is to do them.
One of my resolutions for the new year (I’ll list them all later), is to get organized. I know that “get organized” is a wonderfully vague goal, but for me it just means that I want to do the following three things: Forget fewer tasks Spend less time thinking about what I have to do and more time doing it Always have something to look for when I’m at the bookstore/library or the movie theater/rental shop.