As a related aside, it’s commonly known in the gym industry that the busiest new membership day is New Years Day. Another interesting statistic is that 80% of people who join a gym in January quit within 5 months. The road to hell really is paved with good intentions. Intentions and resolutions are cheap, so I personally gave up the futile act of making New Years resolutions many years ago. If you have more personal fortitude than I do, kudos to you. Instead of resolutions, I like to spend the first day of the new year by doing something I truly enjoy and I believe that will set the tone for how I want the rest of the year to look. So even though tomorrow’s weather in Chicago promises to be cold and windy, I will be braving the elements for a modest (and chilly) 15 miler.
I’m wishing the RAGBRAI community a 2020 that fulfills all of your aspirations. See you in July, and Happy New Year to all of you.