New Year’s Resolutions for 2010

My New Year’s Resolutions are usually very similar each year – self improve with regard to fitness, both mental and physical, and work hard in my profession. This year I’m trying to set more explicit goals; rather than “read more”, I’ve set a target of reading a book a month. It may not sound like much, but when factoring in time spent on other things (not to mention reading technical literature) it’s a reasonable aim. Anyway, here they are:

Body:

  • After being ill, get cycling regularly again. Aiming for a consistant 100 miles/wk by May, then increase carefully.
  • Hit the cyclo-cross season in September feeling strong, not tired. Finish roughly 6-7 minutes down on the professionals.
  • Add running into the exercise routine.
  • Run my first 10K. Have a rough aim of beating 48 minutes.

Mind:

  • Listen to Radio 4 on the way to and from work (rather than music) – and hopefully absorb some of it.
  • Read a book a month.
  • Take the Microsoft 70-294 exam by the end of May.
  • Take the Microsoft 70-298 exam by the end of August, to get my MCSE.
  • Take the VMware VCP (Vsphere 4) exam by the end of October.
  • Learn to use my digital SLR properly in modes other than Automatic.

C-C-C-Combo:

  • Walk in the countryside more frequently.
  • Learn a new dish a month, and cook the well rated recipes more regularly!

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