May Roundup

It’s amazing how you can have a plan in your head of how you want your month to go and this 30 lb little tyrant can take over every aspect of your life including your thoughts, emotions and anxiety.  My three year old is giving a run for our money in parenting.  He’s been a little demon at school.  Kicking, biting, hitting, spitting his classmates and even teachers.  We have tried everything but nothing seems to be working.  We have involved the county’s early intervention team but now its a waiting game for an appointment.  So to say my son’s behavioral problems have thrown me for a loop would be an understatement.  Its been a challenging month and normally I would be pretty embarrassed by the results below but its been a fucking hard month and there is no shame in my game.

  1. Run the Naked Bavarian 40 mile race on March 4, 2017  –  Done.  Read race recap here if you missed it.
  2. Raise $5,000 for Covenant House Pennsylvania – Done March 3, 2017
  3. Run the Dirty German 50 mile race on May 13, 2017* – my last blog post was right before this race.  There was a Nor’easter in Philly that day.  I completed the 25K and I am going to call this one done with an asterisk because that was the hardest 15.5 miles of my life and I will one day write up a race report about it.
  4. Lose the baby weight (starting weight 140) – Scale hasnt moved since January but the reality is other than running a ton earlier in the year I haven’t really tried.  So I am on day three of using myfitnesspal and I already feel better.  Going to put my head down and focus more on what I am putting in my body.  Because lets be honest, you can’t outrun a bad diet.
  5. Rock Climb More – Climbed once at the PRG with my hubby so that counts right?!?
  6. Travel More – We canceled our trip to Niagara Falls, it was supposed to rain all weekend but it ended up being fine.  Normally I would have been annoyed but we had a great weekend at home and got to get some stuff done around the house.  Plus we have Ft. Myers beach coming up!!! without the kids – what?!? Yes this is happening and I am very excited for it!!!
  7. Blog More – I sucked this month.  Working on it for next month.  Its been a hard month.
  8. One small house project a month – We finished our kitchen ceiling and no I didn’t take pictures because that bitch got done one day before having 40 people over for my sons joint birthday party so much for that blog post!
  9. Declutter –   I am steadily getting rid of stuff about 1 donation pickup every other week but I need to step up my game.  Too much stuff in the house still.
  10. Spend less – We spent more than I care to admit on food for my kids birthdays but I love a good party and while it was mayhem, we had a great time.  So no qualms about that.

Excited for June.  Farewell May, you bitch, I used to love you.

-G

40 before 40

Now that I am closer to 40 than 30 I thought it would be fun to make a list of things I want to try/do/complete before I turn the ripe old age of 40.  I am obviously joking.  I have never had a problem getting older because the alternative would be no bueno.  So here goes nothing:

  1. Visit the Williamette Valley in Oregon
  2. Volunteer at a nonprofit
  3. Run a sub 25 minute 5k (8:03 minute pace)
  4. Visit Muir Woods
  5. Tip 100% of the bill at a restaurant (this one is thanks to Steph)
  6. Take yoga for one month (at least twice a week)
  7. Buy a car
  8. Go to the Met
  9. Surf in LBI
  10. Visit Costa Rica
  11.  Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding again
  12. Visit Arches National Park
  13. Run a sub 2 hour half marathon (9:00 minute pace)
  14. Camp with my family
  15. Fit all my cloths in one closet
  16. Run a sub 4:30 marathon (10:18 pace)
  17. Read every book I own or give it away
  18. Build a little free library
  19. Adopt a family in need at Christmas (this one is thanks to Steph as well)
  20. Try a receipe from every cookbook I own or give it away
  21. Build my sons a rock climbing wall
  22. Take my kids sugaring at the Bohl Family Farm
  23. Run a race in Napa Valley
  24. Pay my mothers real estate taxes for her
  25. Run the Wissahickon Four Corners
  26. Own less but better quality shoes
  27. Run an Obstacle Course Race
  28. Paint a picture
  29. Scuba dive
  30. Learn how to knit
  31. Learn how to make rice like my mother
  32. Read a novel in Spanish
  33. Become my definition of a minimalist
  34. Get Lasik or at least figure out if I am a candidate
  35. Kick my aggressive driving behavior
  36. Hire a cleaning woman or figure out a less stressful way to maintain the house
  37. Sign up for a Triathlon
  38. Complete a 14er
  39. Volunteer at a race at least once a year
  40.  Hike Machu Picchu

Happy Tuesday peeps and yes I am still on Cloud 9 from my race on Saturday. I hope this feeling lasts awhile because it feels good!