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New Years Resolutions


The new year brings a chance to reassess your life and what is important. It allows you to make changes and set new goals. 2012 has been a great year.  I got an amazing Mountain Bike

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We went on a cruise to Mexico

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I realize that I need some new challenges. In 2012 only set one goal and that was to get my weight down to 165lbs for the Santa Barbara Triathlon.  I did it and had an amazing race.  I had my fastest run in any distance triathlon.  I only had a 5k where I had a faster pace.

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This year I need more. I have been mentally bored and need some new challenges.

2013 Goals

1. Complete The Mount Lemmon Marathon “The Worlds Toughest Marathon”

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2.Get to 160 by the Marathon April 28th I am currently 172.

3.Create a plan to grow the audience for both of my blogs Vigor of Life, The Man Pub, and The Man Pub podcast to 1000 each.

4. Get 3000 followers on twitter @vigoroflife and @themanpub

5. Take a blogging course

6. Get back to learning Japanese

I actually think this is quiet a bit.  I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Years I will be working but that’s ok.

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New Year Resolutions and Video of an Awesome Dog


Well tomorrow is New Years Eve.  Next year the world is coming to an end (LOL) so this year your resolutions have to be amazing.  So the normal resolution is to get in shape and most people work really hard at this for about a week and the dedicated people last 2 weeks.

This guy exercises and meditates at the same time

So how is this year going to be different.  I used to be a Personal Trainer and I am still very much into fitness.  The key is to have fun.  Going to the gym will not alone get you fit.  You have to know what you are doing and you have to enjoy it.  This may take time because in the beginning it will hurt and you will suffer a bit.  If you do not like the gym then don’t go!  There are plenty other things you can do: biking, running, swimming, soccer, tennis, cross-country skiing, etc.  The best thing you can do is sign up for a race or tournament that way you will hold yourself accountable.  Also if possible get a coach or personal trainer.  Also there are great apps that can help you such as all sport GPSFitDeck, and Livestrong MyPlate.

So what else are you going to do.  I mean now you are going to look good and feel good so what are you going to do!  For some of you, you need to stop being scared of life and get out the and enjoy it.  “If you risk nothing, you risk everything.” (Geena Davis)  Some people won’t go biking because they might get hurt, some will not go sky diving or scuba diving for the same reason.  Yea I know you have a family that depends on you but that’s what insurance is for, use it.  Watching your life pass you by will kill you faster than any activity, well base jumping might kill you faster so if you have a family you probably shouldn’t do it but you get my point have fun and take risks.

Next year is new opportunity.  Have fun!

Great Video of a guy downhilling with his dog
http://www.pinkbike.com/v/227689

Lastly, I will leave you with a quote.  

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
― Albert Einstein

We all forget this sometimes but one day that garbage man might be your boss.  We all have to start somewhere and we all have set backs and that garbage man has great potential.  We are all equal and sometimes it is a very small gesture that makes your life turn from ordinary to extraordinary.