Well, February was full of a little bit of progress for some things, a goal achieved, and other goals not. Let’s review..
Goal: Run a 5k! And then run in at least the Cap City and Nationwide races as well.
Status: 5k COMPLETE!! If you missed my celebratory post, go read it here. As of Saturday, I officially registered for the quarter marathon at Cap City. What’s the difference between a quarter marathon and a 10k? About .35 miles. The 10k is 6.2 and the quarter is 6.55. I am looking at a few 5ks between now and Cap City, but I’m not sure yet whether I will sign up for those as well.
Goal: Strength train 3x a week.
Status: I have been in twice a week at least most weeks with my trainer. My commitment for March is to do something every day except for Sunday. So for instance, today I had a sesson with my trainer and then in a little while, I’m going to go out and run. Tomorrow, I will probably end up in the gym and/or doing a short run. I am planning to alternate running and gym days except for my days off from work where I plan to do both because I can space out the two.
Goal: Regularly donate to charity and start volunteering.
Status: I had my volunteer orientation for Planned Parenthood in February. I have yet to actually do any volunteering, but there are a few opportunities coming up.
Goal: Write every day.
Status: I have started work again on a story that I was messing around with, though it requires some research that I have yet to do. Still working toward this goal.
Goal: Read at least one book a month.
Status: I am almost done with A Clash of Kings (finally). I started to re-read The Hunger Games in anticipation of the movie at the end of the month and that book really flies by, so no worries on that. If I’m lucky, I’ll finish three books in March to make it even for the year so far. Ha!
Goal: Save money/budget reboot!
Status: Getting things on track here! It would be helpful if one of the cats hadn’t required 3 trips to the vet in 3 weeks. He seems to be doing better now, so I will forgive him putting a cramp in my plans here… 😉
Goal: Try something new once a month.
Status: Well… I am sort of having a hard time coming up with ideas for this. We are going to cheat for February and say my 5k was the big thing. It was a big thing, so I guess it isn’t cheating, but still… Any ideas on things to try? I am considering anti-social media days where I don’t go on Twitter or Facebook for the whole day. I don’t feel like it’s such a hard thing to give up, so maybe it would be more like doing it for a week. Still playing with that one.
Goal: Catch up on intended blog entries.
Status: I have drafts, oh believe me, I have drafts. Ha! My new March goal is this one.