Oh hello, 2014.

The online world has certainly been abuzz in the last week with new years resolutions and goals and the like. The thought crossed my mind for a second last week that I too should sit down and narrow in on my goals for the year. And then I realized that I was moving to a new city, for a new job, a new apartment, etc. And while these are all super awesome and exciting….just “getting settled and racing well” this spring seemed to me to be a pretty solid goal for at least the first part of the year.

The good news is that things are going well! For me, the biggest thing about the move was being able to get into a routine as soon as possible. That meant no adjustments to the workout sessions (didn’t even ask for a day off to move!), looking into my workout facility options ahead of time, and being proactive about things like meals, snacks, etc.

I’ve also been making sure to act fast on the opportunity in my new world to get more sleep.  I even downloaded the “Sleep Cycle” app, which wakes you up not necessarily at a specific time but when you “should” be woken up according to the pattern of sleep you’re in. After 2 days of being woken up 45 minutes after I intended to be awake, I’ve decided that app may be pushing it a bit too much right now for my type-A self, so I’ve put that one to rest (no pun intended, haha), at least for now.

One of the most common questions people ask when they hear about all these life changes I’m making this year is “are you scared??” Ummm….duh! There were certainly moments of panic as I walked out of work for the last time, or out of my home, or into my new apartment, etc. But, time moves on and the panic moment slowly fades. I may not be a wise old lady just yet, but I have lived enough to know that if you’re kind to people, patient, and work really, really hard, good things will happen.

So for now, for 2014, doing those things is my focus. And that seems like resolution enough for me.

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my favorite reading corner of the new apt!

Published by Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa Godesky is a professional triathlete & coach.

0 comments on “Oh hello, 2014.”

  1. I wondered that about the Sleep app. But, if you’re working from home, you’re going to have to get a whole lot more laid back about things like “waking up.”

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