This is an update to my 1-year long Year-42 Project, a set of long-term challenges culminating on my 42nd birthday (July 28, 2012).
It's been a crazy 2012, and I'm already 3/4 of the way done with the Year-42 Project. Here's the scoop on where I'm at...
Part 1 - Fitness goals
Although it's not technically a part of the Year-42 plan, my 50,000 push-up goal is coming along - I just topped 21K. Unfortunately, running has taken a back seat to some other things in life, so I'm not sure if I'm going to make the last 2 original goals.
- 5K - Beat 2007 race PR (27:47)
- 5K - Run the full distance
Push-ups - Do 200 in 6:00 Push-ups - Do 100 in 2:00 (1 set) 5K - Beat 2006 treadmill PR (26:55) Sit-ups - Do 50 in 2:00*
Part 2 - Diet goalsI'm finally 28 days soda-free. I'm shooting for 30 days, which should be no problem at this point. I'm not sure I'll give it up 100% after that, but I'm going to call the goal completed. With that, my original diet goals are done.
Give up soda completely Go 30 days without dairy Eat 5+ veggies/fruits per day
Part 3 - Learn ChineseI decided to put this on hold for now. Some major life/family events left me with less time in the day, and I decided that 30 minutes/day every day to learn Chinese wasn't viable right now. I'm ok with this one - it was a conscious choice that need to be made.
- Finish Pimsleur CDs (7/16)
- 100 Intermediate lessons
- 50 Upper intermediate lessons
100 ChinesePod Newbie lessons 100 Elementary lessons
Part 4 - All the restOnly 3 books left on my unread original unread pile, and one is 70% finished. The last 2 are tomes, but I think this one is going to happen.
- Finish off unread books (3 left)
Juggle 3 bags 50X with no drops 4-hour workday (8 x 30:00) Floss daily for 30 days*
Only 3 months to go.
Other than putting the Chinese on hold, I'm feeling good about the project. A lot of positive habits have stuck through the 9 months, and I've been able to hang on to momentum even under a ton of stress.