In 2016 I obsessed, day on day, with writing and jogging. In 2017, writing becomes even more intense, but on top of a Writing Big Year, I’ll do a Fitness Big Year (cycle, jog and gym) and a Rock Music Big Year (listening!). You might find this quirky struggle of interest! If so, go ahead and click the Facebook button.
One of the paramount rules of a Big Year: start on January 1. Today’s mandatory three tasks:
- Get up in the dark to write well
- Cycle, jog, or lift a dumbbell
- Listen through Teenage Fanclub’s album Here
Not so straightforward, for it’s New Year’s Day and a special person’s birthday. All going well, it will be a day of two halves.
Only a weirdo does a Big Year, right? Why court needless strains when you’ve no manager bossing you, right? Enjoy life, right?
I hear you and thanks but no thanks.
2016 is almost done . . . oh, I cannot wait to begin my three 2017 Big Years.
After nixing a full-blown cycling Big Year, I knew I needed something next year that carries on the good work of this year’s almost-completed Jogging Big Year. But what?
Let me try to exercise each and every day. Can I learn about cycling, keep up some running, and progress my gym work? I’m no longer obsessing on one set of muscles, I’m being an all-rounder. I’m retaining good habits but working on more holistic “fitness.” Do I know what “fitness” means? Not really but hey, why not have fun puzzling this out?
Specifically, here’s what I’ll target. Each and every week, from January 1 to December 31, I shall cycle 3 times (2 longer ones of a couple of hours, 1 shorter one of one hour), jog 2 times (my current 10 kms), and go to my gym 2 times (no specific rules set). Over 2017, the goals are: 5,ooo kms of cycling, 1,000 kms of jogging, and 100 gym sessions.