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January 01, 2006

Goals, Desires, Dreams 2006


1. Couch to 5K. The sloooooow plan.
2. Develop more family routines, ala Flylady.
3. Take a college class this year.
4. Finish memorizing the Children's Catechism with the boys.
5. Floss more.


1. Find a friend to whom I can be spiritually accountable, and will encourage me in my walk with the Lord.
2. Reconnect with family, friends, supporters.
3. Be more comfortable with techy stuff.
4. Read more. Write more.
5. Go on more dates with Hubby.
6. Start vermicomposting.


See the Mondo Beyondo list.

Btw, this is not a definitive list, and is open to updating and modification. . . *grin*


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I like all those goals, except the college class. No time for that, at present. THank you for the slower Couch to 5K.

I get Flyladys digest list. That should be on my mondo beyondo. :-)

Posted by: Julana at January 1, 2006 07:10 PM

Are there any good children's catechisms that come in book form?

Posted by: Haley at January 2, 2006 10:28 AM

Thanks for the link to Couch to 5K. I hope to run in one as well this year. I linked to this site on my blog. Trackback didn't work for some reason.


Posted by: Spunky at January 2, 2006 05:56 PM

I went from severe back pain where I could hardly walk to being fit, which included a 1 1/2 mile in 11:33, which isn't bad for an old guy. When I started running, I had a student, who is an Air Force Pararescueman, and he studied my gait as I ran. He observed that my heels didn't touch the ground first as they should have. It's no wonder that I had wicked shin splints. You see, the cushioning is mostly in the heel, so you should strike with the heel first.

Make sure you get the right shoe. Have a friend or your husband observe your gait to see if your foot rolls to the instep (pronate) or outstep (supinate). Then, choose a shoe based on your findings. I hear that New Balance specializes in helping you find the right shoe. My only regret is that I let myself go over the holidays, but I sure do miss it.

Posted by: Barry at January 2, 2006 09:25 PM

Good list. Developing more spiritual friends is definitely at the top of our list as well.

And kudos on the more dates resolution. DS deserves 'em. ;-)

Hope the New Year finds you both well.

Posted by: Jay Allen (The Zero Boss) at January 3, 2006 12:07 AM

OT -- I saw your question at TRW and left a message for you there, but just in case you don't see it I wanted to let you know that my blog is alive and well. Are you having trouble viewing it?

Posted by: Missy at January 3, 2006 12:09 AM

I did the Couch to 5K running plan last year and it worked out fine! I ended up running (walk-running) a 10K and I hope to run an entire 5K this year. I probably should have stuck to the 5K last year, because I was practically dragging myself across the finish line at the end!

Posted by: Randi at January 3, 2006 10:00 AM

Wow, are you my twin? LOL.

I did the couch-to-5k a few years ago, and this year I'm looking forward to completing a triathlon. :) I am also working on my household routines, flossing more, and taking college classes. Very cool.

Posted by: Amanda at January 3, 2006 02:14 PM


The one we're memorizing does--in English and in Russian. I'm not sure where to get it, but I'm going to look around and see if I can find it online. (I can't find our physical copy to see where it was published. . .)

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 3, 2006 09:51 PM

Spunky! Love how you call it "Computer to 5K." I'm going to borrow that.

I appreciate the shoe pointers, Barry. I went walking the other day in my old sneakers. Yeouch. Not only were my feet and shins hurting--just from walking--but my knee was, too, the next day. I've never had that problem before. Anyway, today I indulged and bought a *great* pair of crosstrainer type shoes. (Okay, not running shoes, but a lot more supportive of my woefully flat feet with a tendency to overpronate--and I did get help picking them out.) I wouldn't have even known to look for the pronate/supinate details, had it not been for you. So, a big thanks to you.

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 3, 2006 10:10 PM


I wrote a long post in my head, not long after you announced The Zero Boss closing shop. Most of it was related to Real Life Trumps Blogging and the spiritual side of things. I never did get it typed out, but I appreciate your example of pulling back when necessary, of recognizing when our families and the spiritual are endangered by our choices--and making the hard changes needed. May you and your family grow in joy, and may 2006 bring you peace.

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 3, 2006 10:12 PM

Nice site; I really enjoyed reading your Goals, Desires, and Dreams. :)

Posted by: Shambleyqueen at January 4, 2006 10:21 PM

C25K is awesome--I did it and ran a 5k! My next goal is a 10k or even a 1/2 marathon. Have fun with it!

Posted by: chewymom at January 5, 2006 11:57 AM

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