101 in 1001

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

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: March 30, 2011
Goal End Date: December 26, 2013 (The Big 3-0!)

Take a photography class
Fall in love
Get accepted into master’s program (4.27.11)
Go to a Packers game at Lambeau
Get a library position (8.13.12)


Grow an herb garden
Go on a brewery tour (several in San Fran with Megan 10.12.12)


Meet 5 new people (5/5 Niki who came up for the Sioux Falls Marathon, Dominique long time bloggy buddy at the Dallas Marathon expo and race, and three new (or new back in January 2013) co-workers Emily, Val, and Catherine.)


Make 3 new friends (4/3 New running buddy Karla, Kyle's bff's gf Liz, two new co-workers)

Meet 3 bloggy friends (3/3 Met Lisa at the Fargo Marathon 5.20.11, met Susan for Twin Cities Marathon weekend 9.30.11, met Shawn enroute to Philly for the Philadelphia Marathon 11.18.11)

Send 5 letters/cards to friends that don’t live nearby
Join a running club (ran with the Runners Block group several times)
Make a new running buddy (Rachel!  Yay! and Jenn (part deux, since Rachel moved away!)
Call (skype) one person each month I haven’t spoken with in awhile (5/33)
Send Christmas card/letter
Send a random care package to 3 friends (1/3 2 are sitting around waiting for me to mail them.  oops.)
Join a stitch and bitch group (tried but meeting times conflicted with class)
Host a swap party with friends

Get my passport
Take a trip and leave the country
Go on a cruise
Go to NYC
Skate at the Rockefeller Center
Go on a vacation that doesn’t revolve around running/racing (mini-vacation with Kyle 2.17.12, and 12.14.12)

Take a random road trip (6.22.13 I decided fairly last minute to trek to Des Moines to watch the US Track and Field Championships and coerced my mom in to joining me for some fun and run in the hot hot sun.  Seriously.  The heat index reached 115* on Saturday.)

Running and Fitness
Run a Boston Qualifying Marathon
Win a race (I only have 2 races scheduled this year, and they are LARGE races.  No way in heck this'll happen.)
Run 200 miles in one month (working on this for March 2012--didn't happen; working again August 2013--didn't happen)
Run 60 miles in one week
Complete half Ironman
Bike a century race (Summer 2014??)
Run Sub 4 hour marathon
Sub 3:50 marathon
Sub 1:50 half marathon
Sub 50 min 10k (5.7.11)

Run 22xx 5k
Run the Goofy Challenge (someday!)
Run NYC marathon (applied for lottery for 2012, didn't get in)
Do 100 pushups 12.25.13
Take a bikram yoga class (12.26.12 birthday sweatfest!)

Crafty and Creative
Decide on Scarves for PRs logo (Megan created a sweet one! plus it's green!)
Create Scarves for PRs business cards
Start Scarves for PRs Etsy shop (no longer plan to do this, maybe once grad school is over!)
Create blog business cards (meh, that'd mean I'd have to blog consistently)
Complete 52 photo project (1.4.12)
Take a photo every day for 1 month (done January 2012)
Create 5 new Etsy items to sell (0/5)
Paint bookshelf
Learn to knit
Start t-shirt quilt
Complete t-shirt quilt
Decorate office (new job, no longer have an office)
Make office artwork (see above)
Take photos for all completed projects (as applicable)

Book Worm
Read 15 classic novels (currently reading Little Women and Pride and Prejudice;  Also on the list The Great Gatsby, Brave New World, Lord of the Flies, Gulliver's Travels, Emma, Jane Eyre, The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Vanity Fair, Don Quixote, )
Read a book in a day (6.20.11 Normal Gets You Nowhere)
Get book tattoo (slated for graduation 8.13!)
Join a book club (4.14.11 attended 2nd lunchtime book club, even STARTED my own book club at the library October 2013!)

Get wisdom teeth removed
Have moles checked (7.2012, and one removed, ouch and $$$)
Stop tanning (have not visited a tanning salon since 12.2011 1x)
Find out my blood type (9.2012, O+!)
Donate blood (9.24.12)
Get a professional massage (7.12.11)

House and Home
Donate Clothes 2x/year (fall/spring) (4/5)
Clean Coat closet (5.12, slightly cheating because I moved, but I cleaned and purged!
Clean Bedroom closet (5.12, ditto above)
Thaw Freezer (5.12, ditto above)
Decorate kitchen dining room
Finish decorating living room (10.26.13)
Transfer files from old computer (didn't happen before it was trashed, if I haven't accessed it in 5 years, I probably don't need it)
Get rid of old computer (sell/donate/trash) (5.12)
Back up MacBook (I have tried to do this but I must be d-u-m-b)
Purge wardrobe of anything I haven't worn in the past two years

Pay off car (not sure how I thought I'd have the funds to pay my car off a full 2 years earlier than expected....)
Go one week without spending any money at all (not including direct debits for bills etc.)
Pay off road bike (6.3.11)

Kiss in the rain
Ride in a hot air balloon
Go golfing
Go ice skating
Go ice fishing
Watch 10 of the top 50 IMDb movies  (Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's List, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Casablanca, American History X, The Dark Knight Rises, Saving Private Ryan, Psycho, The Usual Suspects, The Departed)
Watch all 2011 Oscar nominated movies (Black Swan 5.18.11, The Fighter 5.1.11, Inception, The Kids Are All Right 1.26.12, The King’s Speech 1.5.13, 127 Hours 5.8.11, The Social Network 4.3.11, Toy Story 3, True Grit 2.4.12, Winter’s Bone 1.6.12)
Watch all 2012 Oscar nominated movies (The Help 1.16.12, Midnight in Paris 1.22.12, The Artist, The Descendants 3.22.12, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 1.21.13, Hugo 3.4.12, Moneyball 3.12, The Tree of Life 3.6.12, War Horse 4.4.13)
Watch all 2013 Oscar nominated movies (Lincoln 6.13, Life of Pi 4.5.13, Beasts of the Southern Wild 3.7.13, Amour, Argo 12.25.13, Django Unchained 8.10.13, Les Miserables 4.21.13, Zero Dark Thirty 4.7.13, Silver Linings Playbook 1.20.13)
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  (Someday! Pinky prom!)
Rewatch LOST! (currently rewatching Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Make sushi rolls at home
Go to a Drive in movie
Watch a meteor shower (summer 2011, I don't remember the exact date)

Make a fabulous dessert I’ve never made before
Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years (10.27.13)
Write down everything that happens on 11/11/11 and 12/12/12 (11.11.11 Tom & Sara got married and I got to celebrate with them! 12.12.12 I went to work, wore green and gold in honor of Wisconsin's Aaron Rodgers day, ordered pizza with my Wednesday afternoon students, snuggled on the couch with my pug and finished my final paper for the semester!)
Invest in a digital SLR camera
Encourage someone to make a list (1.3.13 yay! Convinced Megan to make one!)
Get a pet (6.8.12 And Ollie is the love of my life!)