I have an ongoing list of goals that continually evolves as I do. As I check something off the list I re-evaluate it and see if I can set the goal higher. Learned to do a pull-up? Great. Now do five. Started running regularly? Now run a marathon. Continual growth and improvement. The list is never complete.
In the spirit of new year’s resolutions, though, I’m taking this opportunity to re-evaluate my list and add to it as I prepare to hit the road. After all, I’m embarking on a pretty unique situation of having nothing but free time. I plan to fill that with as much as I can.
Some are specific accomplishments, while others are general improvements to work towards. I may not achieve everything on this list in 2016, but that’s okay. I’m sure I’ll be adding to it over the next twelve months, too.
- Climb 5.10 consistently
- Climb a V6
- Get better at my footwork
- Get over the mental barrier and learn to lead trad
- Learn to sport climb
- Learn to crack climb
- Complete at least one real highball boulder problem, any grade
- Climb something, even just one pitch, on El Cap
- Practice yoga regularly
- Do 15 strict pull-ups, unbroken
- Hike at least 5 mountains over 14,000 feet
- Learn Spanish
- Learn a new craft
- Write more (hopefully this blog will help)
- Figure out what I want to be when I grow up
I asked Mark if he had any goals for the new year and he said, “Crush everything.” Sounds about right.