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Looking Back: 2009 in Review

Written By: der5er - Dec• 23•09

I can’t believe how quickly this year has passed.  Only 8 more days until 2010.  So, I guess it’s about time to look back and see how i did in 2009.

I set 6 resolutions in January.  Let’s review those and see how I did:

  • Peanuts

    Having fun with my camera.

    Keep up the consistent training schedule. With marathon training, I think I did just that.  There were a couple of times that I took a week off here and there, but overall, I kept a pretty consistent schedule of running 3-4 times each week.  I didn’t cross-train as much as I would have liked, but I can always work on that in 2010.

  • Post more consistently. I did really well for the first half of the year, I only averaged 2-3 posts per month after that, except September with a whopping 6 posts.  I’ve really been slacking around the blog, but I am going to work on posting at least once per week from now on (of course, that will go on my 2010 resolution post).
  • Time management. This is always a problem.  I think I got even better at managing work time, but I still let lots of things slip through the cracks at home.  I guess this one will be going back on next year’s list, too.
  • Keep the garage clean! Nope.  Fail. I didn’t do a little each weekend to keep it cleaner (not even a little each month), and maybe that was too ambitious.  Or maybe, like I said at the beginning of the year, I’ve really got to master the time management thing so I’ll have time to clean the garage.
  • Delegate more. I’ve managed to hand a couple of jobs to my employees, and I think my phone rings less, but there are some projects that are hard to let go of.
  • Calendar. I definitely did better with my calendar at work, and it’s even helping a little at home.  Not completely solving all my time management problems, but I like to think it’s helping.

I ran 128 times (so far) in 2009, totaling 796 miles.  I’ve still got a few days left, so I should finish the year off over 130 runs and over 800 miles easily.  Of course, now that I say that, I’ll probably twist my ankle walking to my truck to go home today.

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One Comment

  1. David H. says:

    Sounds like a pretty good year overall. I’ve pretty much put this year behind me and am looking forward to ’10. As far as time management goes, have you check out the book “The Ultimate Sales Machine”? I’m reading it now for my new job — good stuff in there.

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