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101 Things in 1001 Days

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.  This means by 27 September 2012.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching needing to work at to be accomplished.

Why 1001 Days? The time frame is about 2.75 years and gives me more time to complete the tasks than the typical New Years Resolutions.  The deadline is realistic but not so short that the tasks cannot be accomplished.

So here are my 101 Goals:

  1. Run a 10K
  2. Leave a tip greater than the bill for a meal (Changed due to injury)
  3. Create a A-Z book to read list (Changed due to injury)
  4. Go on a Caribbean Cruise
  5. Learn to knit
  6. Take Dance Lessons with Hunni
  7. Bench Press 75 pounds
  8. Adopt a baby from Ethiopia
  9. Save $1000 in fun money
  10. Go snowshoeing
  11. Hike Mount Greylock
  12. Learn to can my own jam
  13. Take Zumba Classes (Changed due to injury)
  14. Practice Yoga in a Studio for one month
  15. Plant a vegetable garden
  16. Read the Bible in Chronological Order
  17. Go kayaking
  18. See a show on Broadway in NYC
  19. Finish Teisha’s Wedding Quilt
  20. Finish Monica’s Wedding Quilt
  21. Explore Bennington, Vermont
  22. Explore Lenox, Massachusetts
  23. Participate in a triathlon
  24. Make homemade Pizza Dough
  25. Make homemade Hummus
  26. Take courses to update my Spanish
  27. Read Don Quixote I (in Spanish)
  28. Read Don Quixote II (in Spanish)
  29. Go on vacation with Scott and Sandra
  30. Make a Baby Quilt for Beth and Dan’s little one
  31. Complete the 30 Day Challenge on the Wii EA Active
  32. Start Masters of Divinity Courses
  33. Sell unnecessary items on Ebay or Craig’s List
  34. Weight Lift 2 times per week (to prevent more back surgery)
  35. Plan a Romantic Trip for Hunni and me
  36. Go to a Spa for a massage
  37. Not eat out for one month
  38. Go Tubing down the Deerfield River
  39. Go without TV for one week
  40. Visit a Spanish-speaking country to use my Spanish
  41. Organize all the recipes in my cabinets
  42. Wear painted nails for one week
  43. Renew my vows
  44. Go stargazing in a cornfield
  45. Go camping
  46. Do no work at night for a week
  47. Have family game night once a week
  48. Visit Atlanta
  49. Visit my Grandparents in South Carolina
  50. Watch Gone With The Wind
  51. Watch Pride and Prejudice straight through
  52. Read War and Peace
  53. Get mom to go on a date
  54. Have lunch with my brother
  55. Explore Boston
  56. Explore Philadelphia
  57. Take a real cooking course
  58. Play my flute in church
  59. Participate in a Book Club
  60. Save money for Christmas presents in advance
  61. Keep track of my budget and spending for one year
  62. Ride my bike on the entire Rail Trail
  63. Write real letter/card once a month to friends
  64. Do ab exercises for one month
  65. Save change for one fun trip (changed due to injury)
  66. Make a good cup of coffee at home
  67. Go to the planetarium with Hunni
  68. Attend the college orchestra concert
  69. Visit DC again
  70. Watch the first 3 Star Wars movies
  71. Pay off Medical Bills
  72. Figure out my signature dish to take to parties
  73. Go to Rock the Sound 2010 😦
  74. Go to REVOLVE TOUR 2011 😦
  75. Only use reusable grocery bags
  76. Buy one good investment piece of clothing
  77. Get highlights and maintain them
  78. Have 3 Date Nights a month
  79. Plan a trip for our Anniversary
  80. Email my cousins weekly
  81. Maintain my workout calendar to keep track of my workouts
  82. Wear make-up for a week
  83. Maintain my weight loss
  84. Go to dinner and not count points for the night
  85. Eat at a nice NYC restaurant
  86. Pay someone to clean Momma’s house
  87. Learn to play the piano
  88. Eat at a Diner, Drive-ins and Dive’s restaurant same as 10k post
  89. Learn to use my Polar F6 to its full potential
  90. Purchase a Garmin Forerunner and Learn to use it
  91. Replicate Grilled Polenta Dish (adapted due to vegetarianism)
  92. Hand make Christmas gifts (changed due to Red Cross rule/inspired by ThenHeatherSaid)
  93. Frame Melissa’s Painting
  94. Meet some blogger friends
  95. Attend a live comedy show
  96. Go to Hershey Park or Six Flags (ride the roller coasters if Doctors okay it) No rollercoasters but I did fly through the air.
  97. Do a boot camp
  98. Participate in a Group Exercise Class (not Zumba)
  99. Hire a Trainer for a month
  100. Take a pottery class
  101. Keep this list updated.

The strikethrough is completed tasks and the italicized are tasks in progress.

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46 Comments leave one →
  1. 12/02/2010 5:25 PM

    What a great list, I think I may do this myself!

    • 12/02/2010 9:21 PM

      It is so fun to think of stuff you would like to do and have a record of it. Do it!

  2. 16/03/2010 12:01 PM

    I tried doing this a few years ago but it didn’t go as planned. You’ve inspired me to have another go!
    Can’t wait to see more items crossed out.xoxo

  3. 06/04/2010 10:28 PM

    Run a half marathon in Atlanta…I’ll do it with you. 🙂

    • 07/04/2010 10:35 AM

      I’ve already got mine planned for Philly. YOu could go home for the weekend 🙂 Or definitely next year.

  4. 18/04/2010 9:35 PM

    I love this idea. This is absolutely inspiring! Can’t wait to see the progress toward all of your accomplishments!

    • 19/04/2010 3:48 PM

      Thanks. Check in tomorrow since I crossed another off the list today 🙂

  5. Chelle permalink
    13/05/2010 9:06 PM

    How have I not seen this before now?!?! If you’re still around, you and me should can this summer together!

    • 13/05/2010 9:53 PM

      That’s why I put it on there. I was hoping I could trade canning lessons for more quilting lessons.

  6. 10/07/2010 6:58 PM

    i loved these – nos. 53-54 about your family, especially, made me so happy. congratulations on all that you have accomplished and for all that you will. when you vist DC again hit me up!

    • 10/07/2010 7:28 PM

      Aww thanks. I’ll be down in the DC area in September. I’d love to try a cool vegan restaurant.

  7. Meg permalink
    21/07/2010 7:36 AM

    Ohhh man! You have such great ideas Cynthia. I think I am going to work on this list for Keith and I. 2.75 years is about where we are looking at with most of our goals.

  8. 22/04/2011 10:52 AM

    This is such a cool list!!!

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