2011 Recap

End of year update!

First some stats:
2011 weight (stable, but still 10lbs higher than I want it to be, anytime it’s in the 170′s I’m happy with it though.) Down 7lbs on the year (but I’m up a little now.)
2011 weight

Lifetime weight (for comparison, since I started caring.)
life time weight

Running:
I’ve been bad about not running with my ipod much since April (sorry Sonja!). I did a 5 mile leg of the marathon relay in June, and a couple 5ks here in Sioux Falls in Sept/Oct. I think I’d like to work up to a 10k by summer and possibly a 1/2 marathon by year’s end. This is kind of a big change in mindset for me, as I found little use for things over 5k before, but 5k’s are becoming something you just do, so it’s probably time for tougher goals, and I don’t really want running faster to be one of them as I only really enjoy doing official races with friends.

Pushups:
I don’t have the #’s in a spreadsheet yet, but basically, in 2010 I could maybe do 1, at one point in 2011 I could do 40 in a single set (160 a day). I’m back down closer to 20 right now, but that’s ok because:

Weights:
In December my motivation to run was lagging so I decided to finally start going to the gym with Seth. I don’t really care to share my weights on major machines right now. Suffice to say I was stronger in college and I wasn’t really a tough guy then. Good progress so far though. Benchpress up 10lbs, Squats up 20, Offsetting my pullups by 10-20 less. Major goals are Benchpress own weight, Legpress 3x own weight. Squat 1.5x own weight. 15 legit pullups (currently not really able to do even one).

Job:
Moved into the dev department, though I keep all my prior responsibilities (should avoid all major new projects in the area though I hope). Working in Silverlight/WCF now which is a nice change of pace from classic asp/vb6.

Phone:
Broke the screen back in November. Looking forward to whatever gorilla glass replacement gets unveiled at CES this week.

Android:
Hello World only. :( I need to work on this one.

House:
Minimal progress. Another area needing attention and $$.

Car:
Fixed the critical issues, but at the end of the day I’m still driving a 13 year old car. I have no desire to get a better one for myself, but I could see wanting something nicer for others. I really struggle with that though, since the easiest way to meet financial goals is to not spend money and this is big one. :/

Head:
Shorn bald, since June.

Life:
Working on it. :/



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