This year I'm going to choose 30 goals to work on in the next 10 months. Why ten months, and not a year? Because this year I am 30, but only until October 30. So starting now, I have 10 months to complete my 30 goals. That means I'm aiming for 3 goals per month.
Here are the first 10 goals.
30 Goals While I'm 30 (Part 1)
Try something new at Celia's
Make a grad school decision
Go to a country i've never been to before
Eat vegetarian for one month
Finish a triathlon
Learn to make Celia's coleslaw
Send 3 cards each month to 3 people I no longer see on a regular basis
Yesterday I agreed to go for a hike with Marina, what with the long weekend ahead of us. Dad went too. We decided to do a long hike, from Waddell Beach in Santa Cruz county, into Big Basin and to Berry Creek Falls. The estimated length of the hike was 12 miles. That didn't include the length of the driveway into the park. So, while training for a 13.1 mile walk in November, I ended up doing a 13.5 mile hike in September. My feet hurt a little this morning, so I guess it is time to lace up my new shoes from now on.
It will, however, teach you to always look for the shady side of the street. Yesterday felt like our first real training, since the track was locked at the first one I went to. We had an injury prevention and stretching clinic beforehand, so we didn't start our 4 miles until about 9:30. I think it was already in the upper 80s by then.
The walk itself was nice, just waaaaay to warm. I managed to find a walking buddy, who will hopefully be around at a bunch of the trainings, because we went at a good speed. By today, the temperature was back to seasonal, and my walk was back to just plain enjoyable. I'm glad the HOT HOT HOT weather won't be around for too much longer!
Always have a back-up hair tie in your pocket. Or 2 or 3.
I walked in the middle of the afternoon today, because of Back to School Night. As I walked across Stevens Creek Rd. my only hair tie snapped. Since I only had a brief time before I had to go back and shower for the parents, I had to walk two miles with my hair sticking to my back. It is definitely still summer here.