How My 2020 Resolutions Are Going

I’m not really sure why I’m even doing this post because as you’ll read on, my resolutions basically went out the window in mid-March. But, hey, if you’re looking to kill a few minutes, read on!

Run 10 races

HAHAHAHA this is funny. Real funny. As soon as COVID starting hitting in mid-March, my two races in March were cancelled—RIP St. Patrick’s Day race and all of those beers I was going to drink post-race—and one I had in April got moved to September. (I’m not even sure now if that will happen.) Plus one in June got cancelled, too. So I will not be running even close to 10 races this year.

Run a 10K

I think I actually accomplished this, if you count the virtual UConn Health 10K I did in the beginning of June. I mean, I did get a nice t-shirt and really nice medal, so I think it counts.

Run a sub-30 5K

This definitely won’t happen in a race this year but it is possible for just a regular run. I participated in a virtual 5K race through the student activities office on campus in April and my time as 30:56, which is my best 5K time ever, so under 30 minutes is possible.

Read 65 books (including the Harry Potter series)

As I write this, I’ve read 33 books so far this year. Goodreads says I’m 1 book ahead of schedule. I did read the Harry Potter series during the beginning of quarantine, which was a great way to pass the time.

Make more plans with friends

HAHAHAHA this is another funny one. Before COVID, I did get drinks with one of my co-workers, got dinner with a few girls from the ice cream shop, and had dinner with a friend from college. So at least I tried.

Use positive talk with myself more

I’m not really sure if there’s a good way to measure this. I’ve been trying to not set such high expectations for myself and that my best is just fine.

How are you resolutions looking right now?

One comment

  1. seems like you did the best you could, considering the circumstances! a good way to accomplish the last one could be to do positive mantras once a day, just making a habit out of saying something nice to yourself in the mirror. 🙂

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