2021 Streak Review
The streaks I did in 2020 continued throughout 2021, mostly.
I am still running—2060 straight days of 6 or more miles. I ran for over 3200 miles and at least 8 miles each day, which helped me maintain my 15000 steps a day streak.
I plan on running the 2022 University of Illinois Marathon. I am not officially training yet, but running 56 miles a week is solid. I will be in the 40+ age range and try to beat 3 hours and 10 minutes to qualify for Boston possibly.
I am still playing the piano. I have added some music theory into my Synthesia playing and can name the keys on the piano, although I probably couldn’t read them.
I am fasting 15 hours every day. It can be a struggle some days. Most days, I am still counting down the minutes. It can delay my running and prevent me from having late-night drinks, but ultimately it helps keep me from stuffing my face 24-7.
I stopped my streak of getting up early every day and replaced it with trying to get at least seven hours of sleep. I read about the importance of sleep and just getting up early in the morning was an arbitrary goal.
I am still writing my blog posts and releasing them every Tuesday. However, I did stop writing comedy for now. I get humor ideas when I’m running, usually making a music video about the song that’s playing. I now listen primarily to podcasts about movies or TV shows.
I take a minute out of my day to listen to club music and start dancing.
Ideas for 2022
What if I learned dance moves? Could I learn choreography? Can I shake my hips like Shakira?
What if I tried comedy again? Instead of pretending to do stand-up one day, what if I practiced impersonations?
Since creating a flash Arnold Schwarzenegger soundboard, I’ve wanted to do his voice myself. So why not practice a different famous person each week and see what I can produce?
How about actually producing some videos? My friend and I recorded six episodes of a show we wanted to make. However, they are sitting on my hard drive.
I don’t know what precisely 2022 holds, but I know I will continue some streaks and try to add a few more.