pretty epic so far.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on April 1, 2011

in Goals and Challenges,Uncategorized

April 1, already?!  How did that happen?

As I was falling asleep last night, I couldn’t help but feel a bit disappointed that 2011 is a quarter of the way done.  I haven’t been as diligent about my goals as I would like and it’s hard not to think that the days are slipping by without fully embracing them.

I couldn’t let this train of thought continue on.  Sure, 3 months have passed since we rang in the New Year.

But, despite the time that has passed, there are still 9 months left to make 2011 an epic year.

And this isn’t to say it hasn’t already been epic.  I PR’ed a 5k and reached my goal of a sub 30:00 time all in one race.  I traveled to Washington DC to run my first half marathon and got to hang out with some pretty fantastic people while I was there.  I moved into a new house.  I saw Bill Cosby and Betty White in person.  I bought the iPhone I’ve been wanting for years.  I registered for my first marathon.  I got wonderful news that my cousin is having a baby and my uncle is getting married.

So no, I may not be that great on my goals.  In fact, my 2011 goals are looking pretty halfheartedly done up to this point.  But, life will still go on even if I don’t reach all my goals for the year.  It’s something to aim for, but I’m not going to be crushed if it doesn’t all happen.  I’m loving life, trying to make the most of it, and having a great time along the way and that is far more important than if I met all of my goals for the year.

I have a couple goals to specifically focus on for April:

  • Sleep. I have been horrible lately about going to bed at a decent time.  I have been staying up far later than I should and it’s taking a toll on my energy.
  • Quality training. I have 3 races in May – 2 10ks and a 25k – and I want to feel solid and ready for all of them.  This weekend, I’m finalizing my training plan and I’m ready to rock it out starting on Sunday.
  • Spend less, save more. This is the big one that is going to extend beyond April, but here’s where it starts.  I know I’m likely going to need to buy a new (to me) car in the next year or so and I want to have a good chunk of money set aside when that time comes.  I’ve already got some saved, but I also want to start budgeting differently so I can be ready for when an additional bill of a car payment starts coming.

As for the rest of 2011, bring it on!

 

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Faith @ lovelyascharged April 1, 2011 at 11:17 am

Good luck with those upcoming races! I’m with you on the financial goals – I’m finally getting my finances all settled, now its time to start saving!

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