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It is Jan 6th of a brand new year and for the past 6 days, I have been reflecting back on my life, my accomplishments. People often speak of New Year’s Resolutions this time of year. Normally, I reflect on my bucket list. I prefer to think of all the things I want to accomplish in my lifetime…not just in the upcoming year. Each year I take stock of the things I have done over the past year, and my life, and hope I have added to the things that I want to do before I can’t do them anymore.

I have, since about last spring, started what I call, “training for retirement”. When I finally come to that time in my life that I can retire from my job, I don’t want to be hindered by pain, aches, lack of fitness and any other thing that keeps me from doing what I enjoy. To that end, I lost a few pounds, went to see a physio therapist for my ongoing hip issue, pushed harder at the gym, and took on a couple of mud races. Yup Mud races! 3 of them and I loved doing them. The muddier and harder the better. I started with a 6km, 18-obstacle, fairly moderate intensity race, and I finished with Tough Mudder, a 10 mile (16km) 22 obstacle intense race. OMG it was extremely hard and so much fun. I really felt like I accomplished something with that! And… I found a new love for trail running.

mudder.PNG   Mud Hero 6 km 18 obstacles foam                              Foam Fest 5 km 18 obstacle    mudder 1



And Tough Mudder 10 miles (16 Km) 22 obstacles.


So I am happy that I can add ‘Tough Mudder’ race to my bucket list! I’m not sure what is next on my bucket list, but I’m thinking it will be something intense….

What about you? Anything on your upcoming list? What do you think about New Year’s resolutions?  Feel free to share and link back to your site.  I would love to see your New Year Resolutions, or your Bucket List Accomplishments.

My New Year’s Resolution 2017


Photo by me (Onyx reading)

New Year’s Resolution

I know I am a bit late in posting this but I had to put a lot of thought into what I wanted to say. I don’t necessarily believe in New Year’s resolutions.  I prefer to call it…New Year Goals.  Last year 2016, my goal was to get my personal life situated, sell my house, buy a new one, write more, read more…hopefully publish a new book.  As it turns out I was successful in some areas and not in others.  The goal is to continue on the path of self-improvement.  In that way, I was very successful.  I didn’t sell another book, nor did I finish the one I was writing.

However….I am not one to divulge into a vat of despair because I didn’t accomplish something. So….

This years New Year’s Goals for 2017:

  1. Stop spending money I don’t have. (Yes I have a solid plan!)
  2. Finish writing a book. ( I have two started so maybe finish two books!) Yes I am nothing if not ambitious.
  3. Read more ( I will put this on every years goals until I can no longer see!) Although then I will just get audio books….never give up!
  4. Write more in this blog! (sorry its been dismal in 2016 but I vow to do better J )

It is a short list but doable. For the record i also don’t believe in dropping my goal if I fall off the wagon.  So if I use my Credit Card I won’t abandon my goal (especially if it’s to buy more books 😉 I will pick myself up and continue on trying to achieve my goal.

So I wish you all the best in 2017 and all the luck and support in reaching your own New Year’s goal. Feel free to share those goals in the comments section and/or a link to your own post.