Sunday, January 1, 2023

My New Year's Resolution

Care to join me for a few seconds on my 6 mile New Year's run today? Sure. Why not? 

What a way to ring in the new year. It was great to see so many people out and about on the High Bridge Trail this afternoon in 68 degree temps. 

I bet for some of them, getting outdoors more often in 2023 was one of their new year's resolutions. Ya think? Want to know one of mine? I realized this morning that one thing I sacrifice while training is a clean house. Don't think I've given the cobwebs any attention for some time. 

Or the floors.

It's weird, because deep cleaning the house takes all of one day, or two at the most. So why don't I do it? I guess I'm lazy. Scratch that. I KNOW I'm lazy. Sure, I'll run a marathon at the drop of a hat, but don't ask me to vacuum the carpets. I need to get a grip on this or I might be disowned by my family. 

So today I started a new routine. Namely, on the first day of every month I will clean the house from stem to stern. I'm trying not to think about the fact that I'm not especially gifted at noticing dust or cobwebs. But I guess I can improve, right? 

They say it takes two months to establish a new habit. I'm halfway there. Give me a chance and I think I've got this. 

Spiders, beware.