Goals Update #2

Goals for 2012:

Complete the Couch to 5K training program to get back into running
I have officially finished the Couch to 5K program 🙂 The end of the program has you running for 30 minutes straight. Could I personally run a 5K in 30 minutes? No… but it’s a start. I’ll have to work on getting faster, but I’m pretty excited about finishing this up.

Read at least 18 books 
Well, 16 books down, 2 to go! And I’ve coincidentally got 2 more Harry Potter books to read…
Looks like I’m going to have to up my goal before I hit the 18th book so that I can keep tracking it. I’m thinking that I’ll up it to 24 first and then see where we go from there.

Complete a second Photo A Day project
It’s looking good so far. A fair amount of flowers and sunsets/sunrises and cloud pictures, but that’s to be expected if you really know me well. Oh yeah, and food 🙂

Make a realistic budget with my husband and stick to it
So I can’t really say that I’ve spent enough time on this one. Stephen’s been tracking all the spending within the framework of our budget, but I haven’t really checked out the results recently. I should probably do that.

Actually finish the Bible Study I bought an embarrassingly long time ago
Complete! I finished Living Beyond Yourself on Friday of last week. It was really good. I continue to believe that God let me procrastinate on doing it because I really needed to hear a lot of what was in that study after going through our miscarriage instead of before it. The chapters on joy were particularly poignant as we had just been through one of the hardest things imaginable.

I have since started a new Bible Study. It’s by Kelly Minter and it’s a study on Ruth: Loss, Love and Legacy. I’m only 4 days in, but I’m enjoying it so far and it’s really taking the book of Ruth verse by verse and really delving into the meat and potatoes of the matter. I think I’ll really like it and I enjoy the way that she writes.

I’ve also already got my next study picked out, since I had to decide between two at Lifeway 🙂

Get pregnant again (God willing) and have a happy, healthy pregnancy
So far, not happening but I’m confident that God has a plan. Which is not to say that I’ve not driven my husband completely crazy with the emotional roller coaster that is involved in this process but for some reason, he loves me anyway. Like I said, God has a plan.

Blog more frequently
Well, you’re reading this, aren’t you? 🙂

Spend more time nurturing relationships
I feel like we’ve been rather social lately, which is really helping to encourage the growth of new relationships with the people around me. It’s been nice to get to know people both in groups and more individually and I’m looking forward to getting to spend more time with them. We’ve got a good group of people out here and I’m glad to have them in our lives. Coming soon, we’ll also have softball back in our lives, which will give me the opportunity to spend more time nurturing relationships with the other softball wives/fiancees/girlfriends.

Now let’s see, what else is there to update?

We’re headed to Nashville in less than a week to go see the Rabon side of the family. It’ll be my first time in Tennessee (another state to cross off the list) and the first time visiting their house out there. Plus, Grandpa and Grandma Rabon are meeting us out there and we haven’t seen them in over a year. It should be a great time and I’m looking forward to a few days away from work after working like a madwoman to get our yearbook done.

And then, a (hopefully) short two weeks later, Sandi, Chris and Jackson will be here for a long weekend. I’m super excited to have the whole family out here at once and get to frolic around and go to a Rockies game together and have a Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Needless to say, it’s going to be amazing.

One thought on “Goals Update #2

  1. Hopefully the time flies between now and May 3. For lots of reasons, but mainly because I miss you like WHOA and cannot wait to see you!!! PS: Super proud of your successes. Good job!

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