You’re probably wondering why I even mention it. Partly it's to give you a heads up- only six months left to try and find me the perfect birthday present! ;)
But mostly it's because it’s a great time to stop and evaluate how I am doing on my 35 in 35 list.
In case you hadn’t noticed, back in January (on my birthday) I posted a list of 35 things I hope to do in my 35th year. Then I created a page for it and have been updating it ever since. As of today, this is where I stand.
Running Goals (40% complete)
1. Run 12 races in 12 months
Run in 3
different states So
far this year I've ran in Texas, Florida, and New Jersey
race hand in hand with Paul (optimally I would be running his pace, not the
other way around)
Firecracker 5K 07/06/2013
4. Sub-30 minute 5K- current best time is 30:26
5. Sub-60 minute 10K- current best time is 65:30
(and PR) a half marathon
- 01/13/2013 02:38:17, a PR by 28:43
7. Complete a full marathon
8. Log 750 running miles
Run a trail or beach race - 03/30/2013 Bunny Dash 5K on the UWF trails
10. Join a running or training group
Ok, so far I have ran 10 races over the last 6 months with 5 more I am already registered for in 2013. Definitely think I will be able to cross off #1 by my 36th birthday.
I don’t have any 5Ks or 10Ks on the horizon but I am hoping to find a few in the fall and cross off #4 and #5.
#7 won’t be happening in 2013. My original plan was to run the Philadelphia Marathon in November but my really close friends are getting married that weekend in Texas. I can’t do both and there will be another Philadelphia Marathon so I happily chose to postpone this one.
Gosh, I really suck at tracking my miles. I stopped using my Garmin after I moved to FL and I never log into dailymile. Not really sure how I will be able to assess #8.
#10- I still run on my own. I have yet to find a running group that works for my schedule. I always wonder do the people in these groups not work? If I can find a group that runs early enough in the mornings I will join.
Cycling Goals (17% complete)
spin class I
bought a spin bike and use spin class videos...same thing, right?
12. Participate in 25 group rides
13. Complete a 50 miler
14. Complete a 100K ride
15. Log 500 miles on the bike
16. Join a cycling group
Wow, when I made this list I thought my life in Pensacola would be very similar to how it was in San Antonio, at least in regards to cycling. I was completely wrong. I barely ride anymore. Well, at least compared to how much I used to. It sucks. I have to drive 30 minutes just so I can safely ride my bike which makes it much harder. I am limited to only riding on the weekends basically. I am still going to try and get in some long rides, maybe even find a race or two I can sign up for, in the fall and hopefully get a few of these crossed off.
As for a cycling group, I’m still trying to find one.
Other Fitness-Related Goals (50% complete)
Attend a yoga class - attended a yoga class at Fitbloggin' 6/29/2013
Attend a pilates class- started taking Pilates Barre and reformer classes 06/13
19. Attend a boxing class
20. Attend a Nia class
Attend a dance class - attended a cardio dance class at Fitbloggin' 6/29/2013
22. Take swimming lessons
There are no Nia classes here in Pensacola but my plan is to take some classes when I am back in San Antonio this November. Swimming lessons start tonight- yay! Now all I need to do is find a boxing class.
Health Goals (25% complete)
23. Plant-strong for another year
24. Achieve a body fat percentage between 20-22%
25. Attend body composition and nutrition analysis through MWR
Complete an annual physical- completed on 1/29/13
So far I have been doing really well with following a whole foods, plant-based (aka vegan) diet. Still plant-strong, still loving it 21 months in. I did accidentally eat one bite of a sandwich (that we were told was vegan, came out with mayo, had it remade, and ended up still having mayo) but I don’t think that warrants me saying I failed at this one. I was told multiple times it didn’t have mayo and of course as soon as I realized it did (one bite) I stopped eating it.
I am still working on reducing my body fat percentage. I hope to have some tests done towards the end of the year and see where I stand. It would be great to get my BF down to a healthy number. To me, body fat is more important than weight. I don’t care if I am overweight if I am muscular and at a healthy body fat percentage.
Life Goals (67% complete)
3/15-3/17/13. Too short of a trip, can't wait to see them again in October
Buy my best
friend a coffee (or glass of wine) and enjoy it with her Completed 3/15/2013. Coffee, beer, dinner
and dessert. Lots of laughter and some tears. Of course I wish we had more time
Meet a social media friend in real life- I met
Dani (Weight Off My Shoulders) and Melissa (A Lifetime Loser) in Boston on
Make a new
friend I've made
a few new friends here in Florida
31. Publish 100 blog posts
32. Read 12 books
33. Join a social group/club
Find a job
that isn't 'work'
- I love my current job, it definitely doesn't feel like 'work'
Learn a new
hobby or skill - Completed
on 03/24/2013- kayaking
I am doing really well in this category. I have six of nine items completed and I am hopeful I will get the other three over the next 6 months.
So far I have posted 43 blog posts in the past 6 months. Not quite half way but close.
I am not so sure I will be able to read 12 books though. Right now, I spend a bulk of my reading time devoted to my graduate classes (which I did not anticipate having when I wrote this list) so this one will be tough to complete. But I am still going to try.
I am not even sure what I meant by join a social group/club. I did join up with the Kaboom Sports and Social Club for their Cinco de Mayo pub crawl- does that count? I actually made a really great friend that day. So, let me know what you think. Should I count this? If not, what do you think I need to do to cross this one off?
So, as of right now, I have crossed off 15 of the 35 items which is approximately 43%. I know I won’t be able to cross off all 35 (see marathon) but wouldn’t it be awesome if on my 36th birthday I can say I’ve done 30 of these things? That would be amazing.
And definitely a sign of a great 35th year!