June Bucket List Wrap Up
- Pick another running event for this year, preferably a club event so I can share training for it and running it with my fellow club members. Revised, then achieved! After participating in dozens of running races over the last two decades, including two marathons, I found I was struggling to find a race that sounded excited. I also got sidetracked by several very intriguing bicycling events I discovered. So, instead of signing up for a running event, my husband and I have earmarked two races to do in 2013, the Solvang Century/Half Century in March, and the Bike the Coast Century in November. We're already up to 36 miles on our weekly bicycle conditioning ride, so I'm feeling stoked about both events. Plus, each is near campgrounds we enjoy, meaning we can turn both events into mini-vacations.
- Overcome my fear and actually move up to and begin attending Intermediate Spanish and Conversational Spanish classes held through the ongoing learning program I'm enrolled it at our local university. (I've skipped them the last couple of weeks out of fear that I'll feel out of my element.) Achieved! And the folks in each couldn't have been nicer or more tolerant of my fledgling speaking skills.
- Plan ahead for this summer's Concert in the Park series so I have both dinner and bicycles ready to go ahead of time, as opposed to not planning ahead and, oops, driving there and buying non-economical, prepared meals instead. Achieved!
- Do detailed planning for our 25-day July RV trip so we have lots and lots of well thought out options to choose from each day. Not doing this too often results in "buying" our daily recreation, always more expensive and rarely as satisfying. Achieved! From recommended hiking trails to best-of-the-best Happy Hour recommendations, we are good to go!
- Spend just a minute or two a day to consciously planning what we will do each evening in order to avoid the TV being turned on simply out of habit. It's fine if we plan ahead to watch a particular show. It's not OK if we watch it simply out of laziness. Achieved! A big assist on this was starting a needlepoint project that keeps me nicely occupied most evenings.
July Bucket List
- Spend 15 - 30 minutes a day reviewing my Spanish.
- Spend 15 minutes a day practicing the recorder (think of a flute, but made of plastic and much less sophisticated!)
- Stay off the computer, other than a quick check of my calendar, tasks and e-mail, until my morning workout has been completed.