101 in 1001

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009
End Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Completed tasks are crossed off my list 🙂

Health & Fitness
1. Run a half marathon
2. Give up diet coke for a week
3. Floss every day for 30 days (30/30)
4. Get down to 125lbs
5. Compete in a sprint triathlon
6. Get a stride analysis for running shoes
7. Give up alcohol for a week
8. Drink nothing but water for a week
9. Do 100 push ups straight
10. Go a week without Starbucks
11. Take a yoga class
12. Read “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”
13. Buy a bike helmet
14. Run 10+ miles a week for a year (0/52)
15. Try vegetarianism for two weeks (0/2)
16. Go snorkeling
17. Bike to work
18. Give up fast food for a month (0/30)
19. Take vitamins every day for 30 days (0/30)
20. Take a belly-dancing class
21. Run a sub 10-minute mile
22. Learn to surf
23. Run in the Gate River Run

Home
24. Buy a house – closing 6/10/2010
25. Buy a water filter for faucet
26. Host a dinner party
27. Host a family holiday dinner
28. Bathe dogs once a week for a month (0/4)
29. Double savings
30. Pay off Credit Card debt
31. Move to Jacksonville
32. Create a living will
33. Bake a pie
34. Take a cake decorating class
35. Use reusable shopping bags when grocery shopping
36. Go to a farmer’s market
37. Get a kitten
38. Make our bed every day for a week (7/7)
39. Give up TV for a week
40. Try 50 new wines (12/50)
41. Make dinner in the crock pot once a month (8/32)
42. Make limeade from scratch
43. Make soup from scratch
44. Bake a cake from scratch (frosting included)

Social/Entertainment
45. Host a poker night
46. Attend a concert
47. Give blood
48. Go to Lemon Bar
49. See 10 movies in the theatre (2/10)
50. Try 15 new restaurants (8/15)
51. Join a book club
52. Go to a comedy show
53. Read a Jane Austen book
54. See all Harry Potter movies (6/8)
55. See New Moon in theatres
56. Eat at Ruth’s Chris
57. Go see a play
58. Read 50 books in one year (20/50)
59. See an IMAX movie
60. Go to a college football game
61. Go to a Jags game
62. Vote in an election
63. Watch every episode of “How I Met Your Mother” (22/88)

Marriage
64. Finish wedding album
65. Surprise husband with a vacation
66. Have a candlelit dinner
67. Surprise my husband in nothing but heels
68. Randomly write my husband a love letter
69. Watch the sunset with my husband and a bottle of wine
70. Watch the sunrise with my husband and a mimosa
71. Go skinny dipping with my husband
72. Work towards becoming a Stay-At-Home Mom
73. Have a dinner date with my husband once a month (8/32)
74. Make out with my husband in an elevator

Travel
75. Go to NYC – scheduled for September 2010
76. Study another language
77. Go wine tasting in Napa Valley
78. Visit another country
79. Go to a theme park
80. Go to the zoo
81. Go fishing

For Myself
82. Take boudoir photos
83. Get a wife chop
84. Paint a picture
85. Give up my iPhone for 24 hours
86. Ride a roller coaster
87. Treat myself once a day for a month (0/30)
88. Learn to play chess
89. Brew my own beer
90. Ride a horse
91. Identify 100 things that make me happy (0/100)
92. Identify 25 things I like about myself (0/25)
93. Take a Photoshop tutorial
94. Update my last name on my passport
95. Buy a nice camera
96. Get a facial
97. List one thing I am grateful for, every day for a year (0/365)
98. Learn “Two beers please” in 5 different languages (1/5)
99. Feed ducks

List-Related
100. Donate $1 for every task I don’t complete to charity to be named later
101. Put $5 into savings for every completed task

2 Responses to “101 in 1001”

  1. Terri December 13, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    Hi Devon,

    This was so much fun to read. I have my own list that I thing I will just have to blog.

  2. tropicaleats May 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    this is SUCH a cool list. need to make me one asap

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