Birthday Goals 2012

1. Run 1000 miles. 42.75
2. Abstain from weighing myself at home.
3. Build up to 100 consecutive full push ups.
4. Finish a marathon. October 16, 2011
5. Finish a 5k.
6. Run a PR for the half marathon.
7. Learn to swim. I just don’t think that this is something I’m going to learn to do.
8. Personal. 1/2/2012
9. Personal. 2/8/2012
10. Try 52 new-to-me salad recipes.
1.Carrot-blueberry salad 2. Broccoli Crunch 3.Wheat Peach Salad 4. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Cranberry-Chipotle Dressing 5. Curried Wheat Berry Salad with Pistachio Nuts and Coconut 6. Pear Quinoa Salad 7. Hungry Girl’s Nacho-ed Up Mexi-Chop 8. Brussels Sprout, Pecorino and Hazelnut salad 9. Roasted Winter Squash Salad 10. Quinoa Salad with Chicken 11. Kale + Couscous Salad 12. Red Cabbage Slaw with Lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette 13. Cabbage, Cucumber, Green Pepper, Tomato and Quinoa Salad with a Basil-Lemon Vinaigrette 14. Red Cabbage and Pineapple Slaw. 15. Red Lentil, Red Curry Salad 16. Squash salad 17. Star Pasta and Friends Salad 18. Citrus and Avocado Salad 19.Shrimp and White Bean Salad 20.Beet, Cucumber, Tomato and Feta 21. Kale and Peanut Salad 22. Asparagus, almond, and hard cheese salad 23. Kale, Grape Tomato, and Feta 24. Cabbage, Apple, Golden Raisin, Sunflower Seed 25.Quinoa Tabbouleh with Beans and Feta 26. Radicchio with Pepitas, Raspberries, and Feta 27. Black Bean and Mango Salad 28. Quinoa, Carrot, Tomato and Dill Salad 29. Tomato, Green Bean and Shallot Salad 30. Tomato and Red Onion Salad 31. Red Kale, Apple, and Sunflower Seed Salad 32. Watermelon, Mint, Radish and Feta 33. Watermelon Tabouli 34. Massaged Kale, Carrot, apples, Almonds, Craisins 35. Red Cabbage, Mint, Tomato, Peanuts 36. Spinach, Strawberry, Peach, Quinoa and Almond 37. Garbanzo Bean, Shrimp, Red Onion, Cilantro with a Sriracha-Lime Dressing 38. Peach Red Onion and Arugula 39. Red Onion Salad 40. Angolan Lemon Salad 41. Taco Salad with Pinto Beans and Avocado 42. Spinach and 5 ingredient green bean salad 43. Spicy Green Bean Salad
11. Complete 12 more President poems (A. Johnson, Lincoln).
12. Read biographies of the following Presidents: Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover.
13. Resistance training 3x/week.
14. Grow as a dancer.
15. Continue to grow out my hair.
16. Take Alex sledding.
17. Take Alex apple-picking. This one isn’t going to happen; I missed the season. However, he did get to go. We did carve a pumpkin together though. The point of this goal was to be aware of seasonal things and not to forget to make time to do them together.
18. Make a largish piece of art for my apartment.
19. Make 10 items to wear. (pajama pants, flower headband, modesty scarf, two-tone braid t-shirt scarf, fleece ear warmer with dots, light blue knit scarf with red stripe, butterflies scarf, black, pink, and gray hearts skirt, shades of pink t-shirt scarf, black and white skirt)
20. Vegan dinner 52 times.
21. Go hiking.
22. Make homemade mustard.
23. Make applesauce.
24. Do the next 5 recipes from the Bread Baker’s Apprentice (Kaiser rolls, Lavash, Light Wheat Bread, Marbled Rye Bread, Multigrain Bread Extraordinaire).
25. Make sausage.
26. Personal. Didn’t make this one, but got relatively close. I’m pretty happy with my progress in this area.
27. Photo a day for 30 days.
28. Make some changes to my website.
29. Fill a canvas with doodles.
30. Buy a print from 20×200. Did it. After watching all of the ones that I wanted in the 8X10 size get snapped up because I’m indecisive, I saw one that I wanted and ordered it!
31. Make 5 new pizza recipes.
32. Cook 10 winter squash-containing recipes. 1. Butternut squash soup 2. Butternut Curry Bharit 3. Pumpkin 5 Spice Ice Cream 4. Roasted Winter Squash Salad 5. Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili 6. Butternut Squash Pasta Bake 7. Squash Salad 8. Butternut Squash Fries 9. Spaghetti Squash with Parsley and Walnut Pesto 10. Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Stew inspired by something in this book: The Gastronomy of Marriage.
33. Make pretzels. Completed 09/10/11.

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