I started the month of strong, exploring new parks and adding a bit more about my Denver wanderings and then the month got busy, but overall, I am pleased with my blogging. (although not really considered apart of my annual goals.)
Run more miles than 2017 (108.5 / 1,043)
Initially I was upset that I ‘only’ ran 55 miles, but after reading February’s recap, I realize it was the right amount after a month of 6. It might be a stretch to run more miles but with a few more half marathons on the calendar, a triathlon and a marathon, it is still possible.
Pay off all debt. (starting amount: 6,176.09) current amount: $3,493
March was an impressive month for me financially. It was off to a rocky start since I had forgotten that my 6 months of car insurance would be due, but still managed to have an extra $178 at the end of the month. ( on the last day of the month, I take whatever is left in my bank account and apply it to one of my debts) I put my rock climbing gym on hold, now costing $8 dollars instead of 65. I think I'[ll end up canceling it entirely, but they are opening a new facility near my work so I wanted to wait it out and avoid the start up cost. This month I also joined the Denver rec center as a DPS employee, I received a discount so the yearly cost was $276. With plans for a tri- having a pool was important! On top of all that spending, I hosted bunco which included me buyting booze and making food for 11 other ladies. I did my best to keep it budget friendly (tacos) but it adds up on the sheer number of people. Despite all of these I paid off $2,000 in debt. Most of it did come from my returns, but I am still excited that my total debt amount now is about the same as my monthly income. Only a few more months until I am debt free.
Read 52 Books (14/52)
It felt like I was off to a slow start, but I definitely kept up! I would definitely recommend American Fire, which is about a series of Fires in the Delmarva peninsula (true story) I appreciated the way All the Missing Girls was written, but the story itself was meh. A tree grows in Brooklyn was a lot slower than I remembered as a teen, but appreciated it still. I would not recommend Touch or the Goddess. If they weren’t quick reads, I wouldn’t have bothered at all.
- How Bad Do you Want it?
- All the Missing Girls
- American Fire
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
- The Goddesses
Volunteer 100 Hours (9.75/100)
Girls on the Run is in full swing. This is a way better set up than when I did it a few years ago. Having 4 coaches spreads the burden. The girls have been great & I really enjoy it!
- I took off 2 of my previous goals – rock climbing & wearing my wear differently. I froze my gym member ship & it is a static mess here for me to wear my hair anyway!
Complete 12 things off my bucketlist.
This has been a common goal for many years, what is different is that I’ve already identified 10 to accomplish in 2018.
- Complete a Sprint Tri
- rock climb outdoors
- 18 holes of golf (i’ve done 9 holes several times)
- run a 4:30 marathon
- run a sub 2 hr half
- complete the San Diego Triple Crown
- Volunteer with the Girl ScousT
- Learn to Drive Standard
- Change my own oil
- Solve a rubix cube
I’ve booked my hotel for the La Jolla Half ( the 2nd of the triple crown) and am underway for the Tri. The rest include a lot of basebuilding to aim for a 4:30 or sub 2 half marathon.