Two Thousand Seventeen

For a few years now I have posted my resolutions on various online platforms. Unfortunately, they've all gone away into the ether, never to be seen again. Regardless writing them down has always helped me to focus and commit to them.

This year I decided to make my resolutions, into actual tangible goals that are hyper focused. This has worked better for me then broad goals, like lose weight.

Finish the NYC Half Marathon and the NYC Triathlon

Obviously this whole podcast is about getting me to the finish line of the 2017 NYC Triathlon, so these are my number one goals. As you know I chose to train for the NYC Half Marathon in March, to get ready for triathlon training. 

Make better choices at restaurants. 

I make good eating choices when I am at home or when I bring lunch to work. The minute you drop me in a restaurant, which happens often in New York, I am like unfed lion. I want to eat everything that sounds delicious. So this year I am going to try to make better choices, share more with my wife, and just order less when I am eating out. 

Send Birthday cards to more Family Members

As I have gotten older, I will be 29 this year, I have really tried to make an effort to get better at spending time with my family. I plan to send Birthday Cards this year to more extended family, just so people know I am thinking about them. I am creating a google sheet of Birthday's, setting calendar reminders, buying cards and stamps this week to get set up for the year. As I am typing this, I am thinking I should add some of my closest friends to the list... 

Complete Wes Bos JS30 and React Course

This is work related, I need to continue to level up as developer. So I am planning on doing these two Javascript Courses to help improve my skills. 


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Take More Photos

This does not have a specific idea behind it. Except, we bought a really nice camera for our honeymoon trip to Italy and have barely used it since. I am hoping to use it more and take more photos in the year coming forward. 

Training Plan Week of November 28

This Is the layout of the week ahead. The weekend is going to be tricky because I am going out of town to staff a youth group convention. Here we go. 


Gym full body workout and 40-minute swim


Bike Day, I am going to conduct a second 20-minute FTP test with Trainer Road. While I took my first test a week or 2 ago, I am still getting used to the trainer so I want to do it again just to get comfortable. You can check out my profile on Trainer Road here


In the morning I am going to go for 45 minute run, hoping to get a good 4+ mile run in. Looking for an even pace. Later in the day I am going to a spin class with my wife at Peloton. It's something we've been doing together for over a month and a half. I don't want to let training get in the way of it. I am considering it just a good additional workout, to help build endurance. 


Gym full body workout and 40-minute swim 


Bike Day, completing an interval workout with Trainer Road. Below is the Trainer Road intervals graph. I will post a more complete review of Trainer Road after I've used it for a few weeks.


Typically the weekend would have 2 workouts and I'd have a rest day during the week. But since I am going to be out of town this weekend, I am hoping to get in another 45-minute run at some point.