Inspired by the gorgeous Doc on the Run's post, I thought I should list down the things that I want and hope to accomplish in 2011 since it's still the first week of the month... :)
So, in 2011... I AM going to:
1. Train for my first triathlon ;)
Yes!!! It has always been a dream to call myself a triathlete... And since I'm quite OK with the swimming part, I've to train myself on the bike part... There goes my skin again... :P And if I'm ready, I'll take up the sprint challenge at Desaru at the end of the year... Now, I need to find myself a reasonably priced bike.. Any suggestions? :)
2. Run one of the BIG 5 marathons
Since I don't really have any commitments (yet) in my personal life, I thought I wanna take a shot at running at one of the big 5s this year... Since I was turned down in Oct to run for this year's London Marathon, I've registered to run at the NYC Marathon since my running gedik Shanaz ran last year and had an awesome time... My running partners, Rose and Nyna have registered themselves for the Berlin Marathon... But the thing is, Berlin and NYC are just 5 weeks apart... AND I have to wait til end of April to know whether I'll get a place to run or not... So I've been associating myself with lots of pictures from the marathon and the city itself just to get positive vibes... Hoping and praying that I'll get in!!! :)
3. Visit Taman Negara Pahang
I've always wanted to go there but didn't have the kakis at that time.. Since I've made friends with became closer with the peeps from my Mt Kinabalu trip last year, we've been discussing about it... Hopefully this will be materialised since it's not far from KL and that I do want to get in touch with nature again... But before that...
4. Go on a beachy trip
I know I've been constantly writing this down on my blog but the truth is I haven't found the right time and kaki(s) to go with since we need to sync with each other's busy schedules... But I am trying to go before my birthday in April or before one of my penyeris gets hitched this year...
5. Run 4 (full) marathons...
So far I've signed up for Borneo and NYC, I've to find to 2 more to complete this mission... Maybe one in Thailand and one in Gold Coast? Hmmm bankrupt bankrupt...
6. Beat my PBs for Half and Full Marathon
My current PBs for 21.1km is 2 hours 19 mins and 5 hours 19 mins for my full respectively... I am trying to get a sub-2 hour (half) and sub-430 hour (full)... Wishful thinking but one can always give it a try and hope right since I have 11 months to do so? ;)
7. Have piggy banks
I've yet to buy one... Hehe... But I seriously need to get at least two for this year's running trips and 2012's running and leisure trips since keeping extra money in the bank doesn't really work... :P I'm quite excited that I've planned out 2 trips so far for 2012... Super advance and free betul Road Runner ni :P
8. Spend more time with my keyboard
My dad has made big fuss about this since it was my idea to purchase the supercool Roland keyboard last year instead of buying the traditional piano to replace my 28-year old one... And I haven't been able to make 'love' that much with my keyboard last year due to the jam packed weekends... Hence, I'll make sure this time around that I'll spend at least once/twice a week with it... Maybe I'll share videos here? ;)
9. Lose 3 kgs
According to my height, my ideal weight should 3 kilos lighter -___- I'd like to think that the extra 3s are my muscles that I've developed from the running and hiking trips... Hehehe... But my weight has been the same for the past 2 years... So need to find alternative ways to try and lose them...
10. Get a scuba diving license
My 2nd brother gave me cash last year for my birthday to do this... But my dadda didn't let me go as the last minute as he has water issues... According to him, the ONLY way for me to do this is through my future husband's blessings... Hmmm... do you think I can find and marry one before November? :P Again, wishful thinking but I'm finding my ways to get his OK this year... Hehe...
11. Do things out of the ordinary
This could be other outdoor activities such as skydiving, white water rafting or even bungee jumping ;) Oh the adrenaline rush just by the thought of doing one of these!!! Or it could be travelling or backpacking on my own... Who knows? You gotta at least try and do something rare once in a while eyy... ;)
So there you go... 11 things... InsyaAllah and if God permits, I hope I will be able to accomplish all of the above by this year...
Have a good weekend everyone! :)
Oh, and do drop by Stadium Selayang this Sunday if you wanna see us runners sprint our hearts out at the Pacesetters Club Malaysia's 10th Track Meet! ;)