Given that one of my goals for this year is to post here more frequently — with more than just photos, it’s pretty clear I’m not off to the fastest start on the writing front. But, for 2011, here’s what I hope is what’s next:

  • Write here more. It’s almost E’s ONE year mark, which is crazy. Not only is the baby book not done (as in not one. single. page done), the only photos that are actually printed out are those on the refrigerator and the 10 in the month by month frame. While there are a lot of picture posts from 2010, it’s turning out that this is the most frequently updated record of E’s firsts, likes, dislikes, friends and family. So I want to do more here this year, especially with some of my favorite “new mama” advice that tends to come up over and over again among my friends and co-workers who are new moms. 
  • Run more. My 2010 dailymile report says that I logged 232 miles last year — with a whopping 77 of them in December. My goals for this year feel ambitious but doable to me: run my second marathon, log more than 500 miles and an as-yet unidentified time goal that I will set for the second half of the year. If I stay on track with training over the next few weeks, I plan to (slowly) run (fingers, toes crossed) the National Marathon at the end of March.  
  • Read more. I’m sticking with the 50 goal I made last year and was nowhere near making. Still, this year it seems like I have slightly more time to read with a (fingers, toes crossed) baby who sleeps pretty consistently and regularly.
  • Keep organizing. We made some pretty good house progress last year — much of it necessitated by needing baby spaces.  (Yay! A living room with a couch not eaten by a dog!) I want to continue that this year, especially by finishing clearing and organizing our basement/storage areas and finishing a quest to safely store all our “important papers” and information.
  • Money matters.  I mentioned last year that I had a ways to go on paying off for fun mostly generated from college credit card debt. Luckily, that is out of the way — and is a situation I want to never be in again. So now, I feel like I need to make up for the years spent trying to pay off the stupid debt — emergency fund, retirement, E’s college, etc.


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