Thursday, January 16, 2014

101 in 1001 Take Deux

I attempted 101 in 1001 previously with it ending on my 30th birthday. I did an okay job of completing the tasks, but I had a lot of fun trying. On weekends that I didn't have any plans, I'd often reference the list to see if there was anything I could knock off the list. I also loved the challenge of watching the Oscar best picture nominees each year because I'm not normally a big movie goer. I decided to attempt another list with some repeat items that I failed at, and some repeat items that I completed but want to do again. 

Who's coming with me?!??
(The permanent link for this challenge where I'll update my progress is here: 

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

in progress: italic / completed: bold
Goal Start Date: January 17, 2014
Goal End Date: October 14, 2016

  • Take a photography class
  • Go to a Packers game at Lambeau
  • Grow an herb garden
  • Go on a brewery tour
  • Earn a promotion

  • Meet 5 new people
  • Make 3 new friends
  • Meet 3 bloggy friends
  • Make a new running buddy
  • Send Christmas card/letter
  • Send a random care package to 3 friends
  • Have a running weekend with Jenn and Megan

  • Get my passport
  • Take a trip and leave the country
  • Go on a cruise
  • Go to NYC
  • Go on a vacation that doesn’t revolve around running/racing
  • Take a random road trip
  • Visit 3 states I've never been to
  • Visit a famous landmark I've never seen before
  • Visit a random/wacky landmark I've never seen before

Running and Fitness
  • Run 180 miles in one month
  • Run 190 miles in one month
  • Run 200 miles in one month
  • Run 50 miles in a week
  • Run 55 miles in a week
  • Run 60 miles in one week
  • Run 70 miles in one week
  • Bike a half century
  • Bike a century race
  • Learn how to change a bike tire
  • PR in a marathon
  • Run Sub 4 hour marathon
  • Sub 3:55 marathon
  • Sub 3:50 marathon
  • Sub 1:55 half marathon
  • Sub 1:50 half marathon
  • Sub 1:45 half marathon
  • Sub 50 minute 10k
  • Sub 49 minute 10k
  • Sub 24 5k
  • Sub 23 5k
  • Run a sub 7 minute mile
  • Run the Goofy Challenge
  • Run an International race
  • Run an Ultra marathon
  • Do 100 pushups
  • Stay injury free for one year
  • Get back to peak race weight when in peak training
  • Maintain peak weight +5-10 when in off-season
  • Attend a group fitness class (non-yoga related)

Crafty and Creative
  • Paint bookshelf
  • Begin Cross-stitching again
  • Learn to knit
  • Start t-shirt quilt
  • Complete t-shirt quilt
  • Sew an outfit for Ollie
  • Sew a skirt for myself (possibly matching Ollie's)
  • Complete Project 365
  • Make a photo book of completed Project 365

Book Worm
  • Read a book in a day 
  • Participate in NaNoWriMo
  • Win NaNoWriMo (complete the 50k words)
  • Read Printz Award winning book 2014
  • Read Printz Award winning book 2015
  • Read Printz Award winning book 2016
  • Read Newbery Award winning book 2014
  • Read Newbery Award winning book 2015
  • Read Newbery Award winning book 2016

House and Home
  • Donate Clothes 2x/year (fall/spring) (0/5)
  • Decorate dining room
  • Purge wardrobe of anything I haven't worn in the past two years
  • Purchase a home (!)
  • Try five new dinner recipes
  • Try five new baking recipes

  • Pay off car
  • Go one week without spending any money at all (not including direct debits for bills etc.)
  • Pay off grad school student loans

  • Kiss in the rain
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Go ice skating
  • Go ice fishing
  • Watch all 2014 Oscar nominated movies (Her, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Nebraska, Philomena, The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Watch all 2015 Oscar nominated movies
  • Watch all 2016 Oscar nominated movies
  • See a 3D movie
  • See a psychic and get my fortune told
  • Go to a roller derby match
  • Go to a wine tasting
  • Go to the Harry Potter theme park
  • Make sushi rolls at home
  • Go to a Drive in movie
  • Watch a meteor shower 
  • Participate in a fishing tourney
  • Attend a ballet performance

  • Rescue another pug
  • Buy a lottery ticket
  • Get professional pictures taken
  • Learn how to change a car tire
  • Get wisdom teeth removed


Susan said...

I see at least one thing on the list that is getting crossed off shortly!!

Susan said...

I see at least one thing on the list that is getting crossed off shortly!!