Monday, September 6, 2010

Summer Goals... Revisited

Well, it's Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Back when I was in high school and college I dreaded this weekend because it meant back to school, now I look forward to it because it means an extra day off from work, and I work all year anyway, so who cares if it's the end of summer really?! Well, since I live in Minnesota, I do get the summer blues about mid-February and miss the sun and hot weather, but luckily, we usually do a trip to some place warm in March (this year it's Las Vegas again!! woo hoo!)

Anyway, I wanted to touch back on the Summer Goals I told you all about in June, and report back as to whether I accomplished them.
  • Paint Bathroom Orange and Redecorate Bathroom with Bright Them
  • UPDATE: Turns out, painting the bathroom would be a lot of work, and I'd have to paint it back to a normal color when we go to sell in the next couple of years, so I'm waiting for my orange bathroom until our next home.
  • Redecorate Entry Way
  • UPDATE: We're re-painting our entire common area in October with the help of my Dad, then the entry way will get it's update, but everything is ready to go for it.
  • Not spend too much money at Crate and Barrel doing said redecorating
  • UPDATE: So far, so good. =)
  • Make a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from scratch (any good recipes to share?)
  • UPDATE: Completed, just last week, check it out!
  • Eat at Manny's Tortas
  • UPDATE: Done! So good! Why don't I make it there more?
  • Eat at the Loring Pasta Bar
  • UPDATE: Again, completed just last week with Miss Cindy, it was delicious.
  • Complete at least four 20+ mile runs (any good route suggestions in the area?)
  • UPDATE: Well, my training plan didn't call for me to do this many once I drafted it, I'll be doing a 20 mile run on Sept. 18th though, I'll need your words of encouragement as it gets close!
  • Strength Train a least once a week
  • UPDATE: Been pretty good about this because of my physical therapy, but can't say I got it done EVERY week.
  • Go to at least two Twin Cities area water parks
  • UPDATE: Well, I made it to one, Bunker Hill in Coon Rapids. It's a great place, if you're in the area, c heck it out
  • Volunteer in my local community at least twice
  • UPDATE: Accomplished, I did my normal volunteer work for our community's police department and also volunteered on our State Representative's bid for re-election. I plan to volunteer more for him as the election draws closer.
So, I didn't do perfect, but I'm glad I wrote these goals down. I'm sure come January 1, I'll be updating you all on my winter goals. Thanks for keeping me honest readers. =)

In other news, the time to enter the Sweaty Bands giveaway has come to a close, and I'm excited to announce our winner...
Emily said,
"My favorites are the skinny superstar bands - are you surprised?? :)"

Emily was the first commenter, holy lucky in the random drawing, this never happens. Emily, let me know your contact information, and I'll get you your Sweaty Bands, congratulations!!

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