The Peanut Butter Diaries

2014 – Secret Plans and Clever Tricks


I’ve had this post saved as a draft for a while now… I had this seed of an idea back at the beginning of December that I wanted to keep kinda secret, hence not publishing it until now.

Having thought about it, it wasn’t that I wanted it to be a secret, what’s the point in that?! It was that I didn’t want to shout about it if I wasn’t going to succeed. Well, for 2015, I’m gonna say: fuck THAT. What do you learn by keeping your failures a secret? I can’t think of anything good.

So, here we go. My secret plans and clever tricks…

My plans for New Year Eve 2014 involve porridge, the promenade by my parents house and my trainers. Rock and roll, right?

In my book, there are few nights out that are gonna beat that.

Running a half marathon is something that I wanted to do this year. In an ideal world this would have happened back in October, but my knees had other plans entirely.

I’m going to run on my own, just me and some good (debatable) music. I want to see if I can do this. At the end of December last year I couldn’t run 5k without stopping. I need to take a leap into the unknown and try.

When I woke up this morning the temptation to just go back to sleep and let the whole thing slide was almost overwhelming. But I thought about that last sentence I’d already written and though “what the hell, Naomi!? Going back to sleep isn’t even trying!” It’s just pretending like it was even a possibility.

So I tried.

And I did it.

And I’m proud.

Next year I’m going to try more. Who’s with me?

2 Responses to 2014 – Secret Plans and Clever Tricks

  1. What a great idea. Sounds awesome to me. Can we join you next year? Congrats on achieving so much in a short time :)

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