Tuesday, April 13, 2010

March Progress on My 2010 Goals

At the end of 2009, I identified ten goals for myself for the upcoming year. I decided to do a little progress report at the end of each month to see how I am doing on each of these. So while my report for March is a bit late, here is where things stand after three months into the New Year!

1. Do my fifth Team in Training event. I am on the Summer Team to run the Seattle half marathon. Training has been going on for two months. Less than 10 weeks to go.

2. Get a bike. Initially, this means saving money for a bike. This takes money I don't have right now, and I have finally made some tiny progress on this goal by setting aside a little money for this purpose.

3. Eclipse $50,000 (cumulative) in fund raising for Team in Training. I need to raise $8,500 this season to hit this target. I've raised 59% of this amount so far, which is double what I had raised at the end of February.

4. Lose my extra 10 pounds. It is slow going, but I have lost about two pounds of it so far, about the same as I was a month ago.

5. Practice swimming. I’ve made no progress on this goal.

6. Write something, get it published, and get paid for it. I’ve made no progress on this goal.

7. Run the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K this March. Accomplished!

8. Hike more, and try to backpack again. I’ve managed a few more short hikes. This is a longer term goal for spring, summer, and fall, but spring is here and I've tried to get out when I can, even if it is a 4 or 5 mile walk to see the sights about town.

9. Do something about my work situation. No progress on this at all.

10. Continue this blog, as well as my blog “Oh, to be Hiking,” through 2010. I’ve written 72 posts on this blog and eight posts on my hiking blog through March of 2010. So I am doing well on this goal.

Summary – mixed. After two months, I have accomplished one goal, made good progress on three of my goals, some progress on two others, tiny progress on one more, and no progress on the other three.

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