Like most of the people I know, I seem to have more interests than time.
It seems like every time I make a choice to do something I enjoy, it is also a choice NOT to do something else.
I can either blog or read books.
I can either run or craft.
I can either cook or sew.
I can either keep my house clean or work in my yard.
I can either watch tv shows or watch movies.
I can either play video games or read magazines.
But what I can't do? I can't do it all. At least, I can't do it all to my liking and to the extent I want to do it.
But I still try. Sometimes my to do list includes things like "read Runner's World magazine from last month," just because the new one has come already. But anyway, for me it's always, always, always a challenge to prioritize what I want to do and accomplish with my limited "free" time.
Last year, I used 122 hours of that time to run, logging just under 700 miles.
Considering that for the entire month of November I ran only four (yes, four) of those miles, I'll have to say that while 700 is a good number, it could have been better.
So that's why for 2013, I'm committing myself to running 1,000 miles.
At my current pace, that's about 180 hours of my life.
That's 180 hours that I won't be sewing or cooking or crafting or reading or watching tv. It's also 180 hours that I won't be cleaning my house or playing with my boys.
It's a big commitment. REALLY big.
I'm going to have to stay on track EVERY week to make it happen, which is scary and daunting when I think about it too much.
So instead of thinking about it, I'm just going to do it.
Just watch me go.
I'm tracking my progress in the sidebar. Feel free to egg me on and/or ridicule me to do better.