Thursday 14 February 2013

new goals for me

Sat in the gym last night, panting and hallucinating mildly after pushing myself perhaps a tiny bit too hard for too long on the mountain bike 'simulator' (yes, really and it's actually really good to use - an exercise bike attached to a computer game!), a few thoughts swam across behind my eyes and I found myself wishing for a notepad. I didn't have one handy, so no doubt my hazy next day recollections of what I wanted to write down will be missing a few key bits but hey, that's life.

Basically as I sat there feeling absolutely exhausted and not a little bit sick, I remembered vaguely what it was like to once be really fit. That got me to thinking about this year and what I really want to do and achieve for myself. This morning I've been reading a few of my friend Lynne's recent blog posts about how her state of fitness and goals are coming along (have a look-see, she writes nicely! Seeing her looking stupendously slim and fit, and reading about her fantastic training regimes has helped me clarify a couple of my own aspirations, not just for the year but for however long they take. I'm sure as my postings go on, more bits will get added to the 'lists' too.

I figure that writing all of these down will somehow help to organise things in my mind, so forgive me if this all sounds a little odd or a bit dull.

Life in general

  • Gain a proper income again
  • Stop worrying about money
  • Learn to paraglide and take up paramotoring
  • Get fitter and regain 6-pack (lose the flab!)
  • Get back into mountain biking regularly
  • Buy a cyclocross bike and use it to go places
  • Use the car less
  • Get back into running regularly
  • Use the gym 3+ times per week, every week
  • Do at least 20 pull-ups each day
  • Go to the climbing wall at least once per week
  • Get back into lead climbing
  • Boulder consistent V4 again

  • Run a marathon
  • Continue getting fitter
  • Get another motorbike


  • Do my first displays and airshows
  • Compete in the British Nationals at Intermediate and claim my bursary
  • Learn to tumble
  • Do more flat spinning and inverted flat spinning
  • Learn to tailslide
  • Learn to do negative flick rolls
  • Go to more places just for the hell of it
  • Do some night flying
  • Do some instrument flying (IMC?)
  • Build up display business
  • Gain a CRI rating (become a Class Rating Instructor to be able to do tailwheel and aerobatic training for existing pilots)

More to come!

1 comment:

  1. excellent post, and thanks for your lovely comments. now print off your goals (as I have) and keep looking at them for motivation. some days its hard to do the chin ups...but keeping the longer goals fresh in your mind helps.