As I reflect over the past year, its goals, achievement and failures, I realize that this is a First World Problem similar to distress over smashed Pringles in the bottom of the tube.
Well, let me get on with it and see how I did over the past year based on what I wrote a year ago. Goals came under two categories, Life and Cycling. First, Life
Avoid stepping in animal waste (dog poop). – 100% (Even with the ten piles currently in the back yard that need attention.)
Do not drop clothes pins while hanging clothes out to dry. – Fail, as Tootlepedal warned me.
Try to grow a couple of persimmon trees. Yes! I have two small groups that came up.
Do better at helping Jan with the garden. – I think I did ok with this. We added a seventh raised bed and replaced another.
In general, toughen up. – Maintained general health although sugar is probably at the same level as a year ago. Still not running.
Continue (please note the choice of word) to be kind to my daughter’s dogs so that they will not have anything to fear from me. Success here, but they have been given new nicknames.
Keep the sock drawer neat and orderly. Let us go on to the next item.
Fireworks, LOUD FIREWORKS on Independence Day. Pretty much a fail. Must do better.
And now the Cycling goals.
Commute to work every day that I can. Did well and only had one fall.
Try to take a more active part in the local cycling community. Fail here also, but we did ride with some friends a number of times.
Ride 3,500 miles. Best success of the year.
Do that century. Fail. No other comment needed.
Ride the trails. Pretty good on this one. Sam took me on the trail through the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and Jan and I enjoyed the local Frisco Highline Trail. We have yet to get to the Katy Trail here in Missouri.
Continue to find new routes. Success, but more riding will bring more new routes.
No riding distance goals will be set for 2013. I just want to ride and enjoy without the constant thought of “How far did I go?”
Thanks for coming with me thus far.