April Roundup

I have been in a bit of a funk for the past couple of weeks.   I am a bit depressed and just out of sorts.  I have too many things I would like to be doing but not enough hours in the day.  I am not running as much as I would like.  I am definitely not sleeping enough.  I need to snap out of it but I just can’t seem to get back on track.  Here is my roundup for the month.

  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 – I ran the Naked Prussian on April 1st but I am NOT prepared for 50 miles.  I have dropped down to 50K (31 miles) am I mad about it? Not really.  The 40 miler was always my big goal and my heart just isn’t in this one.  #sorrynotsorry
  4. Lose the baby weight (starting weight 140) – The scale is no longer my friend.  I am not sure that bitch was ever really a friend.  I am at the same weight I was at the end of January and I know what I need to do, I am just not sure if I have the will to do it.  Thinking about doing the TLS 21 day challenge.  Anyone out there done it before?
  5. Rock climb More – Nope not in April but it will happen in May when we are in Niagara Falls for more climbing.
  6. Travel More – Next up is Niagara Falls for Memorial day weekend.  My hubby and I will also be Ft. Meyers Beach for a quick weekend trip without the kids – what?!? Yes this is happening and I am very excited for it!!!
  7. Blog More – I am happy with the blogging I got done in April and while I would like more, I don’t want to sacrifice the quality for quantity so slow and steady it is.
  8. One small house project a month – My husband and I were able to get the ball rolling on a couple of things but nothing officially got done.  It will.  You know what did get done?!? POTTY TRAINING.  Boom.
  9. Declutter –   I got rid of quite a few things My coworker is having a baby so I gave her a bunch of miscellaneous things.  I sold a bunch of stuff on Facebook Marketplace and donated a bunch more.  This is probably my most completed goal of the month.
  10. Spend less – This goal is hard to measure.  We still spent a bunch of money but it went to HSA account (which is not really spending) and car maintenance.  But as far as buying miscellaneous crap I think we did great.  It helps that I haven’t been able to log into my Amazon regardless of calling them 3 times and emailing them twice.  #worstcustomerserviceever

Overall it wasn’t a bad month.  I just wanted more.  Isn’t that always the case? May is usually a good month for me, both boys will be celebrating their birthdays and the best part of these goals is I get to start all over again each month.  Happy May!

-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!

 

This is it..

Tomorrow is the big day for me.  It’s funny how I picked a random race to promote and create a fundraiser for.  Who does 40 mile trail races?  This girl.  Usually its a 50 K or a 50 miler not 40 miles.  I like that it’s my birthday weekend.  I like that I had until my birthday to raise the funds.  I wanted goals that could be completed within the first quarter of the year and I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and it’s official; I am out.  Normally when I set out to do things, I am not sure I can do, I don’t tell anyone.  It’s much easier to fail if no one is watching.  But now I feel like everyone is watching.  Maybe they are but probably not.  Either way, tomorrow I will be attempting my second ultra and I am almost at my goal for fundraising – 92% – it is amazing.  If you are interested in donating please find my donating page here.  Any amount would help tremendously.  Lastly, here are a few thoughts that will keep me motivated tomorrow.