One of my resolutions this year was to check off five of my 101 in 1001 goals each month. I pretty much failed at this for the first three months of the year, so for April I set out five specific goals I wanted to tackle. And then… I did terribly at those, too! Oops!
Yoga 3X/week: I tried this one, I really did. But I had runners’ knee (at least, I think a mild case of it, according to Dr. Google) following the half marathon at the end of March and doing yoga aggravated this terribly! Seriously, my knee would get stiff and a little sore after running, but after yoga I was in pain. That is SO not the point of yoga, so I scrapped this after my third yoga session left me crying.
Send a care package: I thought about this one. I even knew what I wanted to send and to whom! I just… didn’t actually follow through. This is not what is meant by the saying, “it’s the thought that counts.”
Complete a 500+ piece puzzle: No excuses. I have the puzzle sitting in a box, unopened.
Go to a museum: Did this! We went to the Crime and Punishment museum. I thought it was really interesting, but I’m glad that we had a Groupon (or some other such coupon) for it. Living in DC, I hate having to pay for museums!
Go the entire month without buying clothes: Did this one, too!
Even though I didn’t cross everything off the list, I think it definitely helps to have a plan of attack for each month. Here are my five May goals:
Yoga 3X/week: Hopefully I don’t have any knee problems this time around.
Send a care package: For real this time!!
Complete a 500+ piece puzzle: Ditto.
Try a Bikram yoga class: I’m kind of nervous about this, because I overheat/dehydrate easily. I’ve heard such good things about it from several friends though, it seems like my time off from training for a race would be a good time to tackle this. Any advice from those who’ve gone before?
Send a letter to a friend: I count the letters I sent to my grandmother (she’s a friend!) last year as one of my resolutions and sort of lost track along the way of how many times I’ve completed this task, so I may be closer to my goal than I think. But sending extra letters certainly doesn’t hurt anyone.