I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about resolutions.

I have many resolutions, but I’m not very good at keeping them.

Wait, hold up, that’s not true.

Some resolutions are over before they began. A few years ago, I wanted to ride my bike more often. Turns out I hate riding bikes. Just took a couple of circuits up a hill to realize that riding a bike is hard work. No thanks. Not for me.

But I have kept my health resolutions for the most part. I still don’t eat fast food or meat. I am a runner. Scratch that, I am a marathoner. And I barely ever chew gum, which is something I gave up many years ago because I chew like Mike Ditka.

In 2016, I want to run another marathon. So that’s something. Let’s be honest: I might reinjure myself or fail to meet my goals, but the world won’t come to an end. I still drink too much champagne, which was something I wanted to address in 2015, but maybe I’m looking at this all wrong. Maybe I don’t drink enough champagne.

Anyway, everybody starts somewhere. Failure isn’t the end of the story. Whatever your 2016 resolutions, I hope you give it a shot and give yourself space to adjust, reassess and potentially fail.

It’s the effort that matters.

Happy new year!


  1. There are many reasons to drink champagne, and few reasons not to.

    Cheers to the new year, and your next marathon.

    Champagne is on me when you visit.

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