It was nearly 20 years ago when I first completed the Grouse Grind in North Vancouver while training for cross country skiing. I remember being in awe of how steep and how challenging it was. It took me until three years ago to get back on the mountain.
Many people have difficulty appreciating themselves or being proud of what they have accomplished. Each birthday (today) I conduct a yearly review. It is important because it helps me take stock of where I was at the start of last year, get a good sense of what I achieved and set a new path for the year to come.
- Personal credit card debt significantly reduced – completed
- Business in a more sustainable financial situation – completed
- Being the fittest I have been in 5 years – completed
- Having enough cash flow that I am not living month to month – completed
- Personal best on Grouse Grind 39:56 2009 – completed today new PR 39:13, this puts me in the 90th percentile of Grouse Grinders!
- Business growth of 30% – not complete – we did grow by 15%
- Run the Seek the Peak Grouse Mountain – completed
- International professional recognition – completed
- Healthier nutrition habits – 1/4 of the way. I am more conscientious of my choices and aware of the choices I need to make. I have had weeks where my nutrition habits were excellent. progress
- Give back more to the community – hosted a Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser, participated in Movember, contribute regularly to the Grouse Grind Facebook group. completed
- Write a book – I have several ideas which I am testing with the blog posts. This year I am looking forward to actually doing the research and putting something in writing. I have great ideas for multimedia books. progress
- Write at least twice per month for my blogs. – completed
- Volunteer at the 2010 Olympics – shared with my Father completed
- Participate in more outdoor activities on the North Shore – progress, I have the Garmin and I have completed the Grind twice per week since June 12th.
- Complete Seek the Peak in under 2 hrs – benchmark is 2:24:00
- Complete Grouse Grind in sub-36 min – benchmark is 39:13
- Compete in two additional trail running races.
- Publish an e-resource that includes videos.
- Retire my personal credit card debt.
- Grow Lifemoves more organically, but again by 15%.
- Eat 70-90% of meals at home.
- Cross Country Ski again at least twice this winter.
- Snowshoe biweekly during the winter.
- Participate in or create more fund raising activities.
- Get at least 30 minutes more sleep per night.
- Strengthen and deepen personal relationships.
- More in depth implementation of Getting Things Done method (GTD)
I decided to join a global movement that is bringing much needed attention to prostate cancer. I’m doing this by growing a Moustache this Movember, the month formerly known as November. My commitment is to grow a moustache all November and I am hoping that you will support my efforts by making a donation. The funds raised go directly to Prostate Cancer Canada.What many people don’t know is that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to afflict Canadian men with 25,500 diagnosed and 4,400 dying from the disease each year. Facts like these convinced me that I should get involved.