April Goals!
April Goals!

April Goals!

But first – the March recap

  1. PR on the Shamrock 15K! – FAIL! I didn’t even start this race due to a small vomiting issue
  2. Get plant shelf populated – Definitely getting there – it’s slowly but surely coming together. YAY! I love green & growing things!
  3. Finish up super secret project requirements – DONE!  WOO! As soon as I know more, I’ll share
  4. Think about food. – Good – I’ve been slooooooooowly losing weight, and trying really hard to think about what I’m eating & why.
  5. Continue to chip away at both debt & increase savings via snowflaking!- This is going quite well; I’ve sold some stuff on eBay & Amazon, and those small amounts, as well as a couple other unexpected checks have gone into debt repayment.

And now – for the April Goals

  1. Run 100 miles (fitness) – I was so close last month (well, I ran 85 miles, which is still 15 miles away, but I missed 2 long runs (17 miles total) that would’ve put me over the top. Also, the 85 was 30 more than the month before, and that’s pretty cool.
  2. Get all trees planted (home) – I have one tree that needs to go in the ground, and I’d like to pick up 3-4 more. In addition, I’d like to get a great deal more of the garden in.
  3. 5K & 10K PRs (running) – I have two races this month, and feel good about my ability to not only PR, but to break 30 minutes & 60 minutes respectively. I ran a test 5K about a week ago in 30:30, so I know I can go faster than that, provided my current shin splints are nice to me Sunday. The 10K will be a bit more challenging, but I ran 6 miles in 59:59 a few weeks ago, so I think that’s doable, too.
  4. Pay all outstanding medical bills (finance) – I keep getting all these ridiculous tiny medical bills from my PT & MRIs & XRays last year, and I can’t figure out if I still owe them, and how much, and why, since they’re all from the same damn place, they can’t just tell me the total that I owe, instead of sending me 50 million individual statements with 50 million different fucking amounts. Not that this makes me unhappy.
  5. Start writing again (personal) – seriously that was one of two reasons that I went part-time (the other has to do with March super secret goal #3), and I haven’t been. I need to figure out how to balance exercise/commute/home so that I can fit the writing in, too.  Since tomorrow is my last day at my PT job, I’m hoping that Fridays can become more writing/running/swimming days. NO HOUSEWORK ALLOWED ON FRIDAYS! I also really need to do something different with my commute. If I take public transit, It’s a 3+ hour/day commitment. If I drive, I have to pay $10/day to park OR take my chances & park illegally.  There must be a solution that will save time & money….That is part b of goal #5

Anyone else have some April Goals to share?


  1. Alisa

    I think I might know what super secret goal is…if it’s what I think I am way excited for you.

    You can totally do 100 miles this month. I think it may be a good thing that you didn’t this month if 85 was 30 more than February. That’s a HUGE jump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yay for PR’s…I think you have both the 5k and 10k in the bag!

  2. Eliza

    Apparently I’m so Web 2.0 I can’t ask you this in the conversation we’re sort of having right now, but it’s blog-topical… Explain snowflaking? I can’t figure it out from your link, but it seems wise… and I need wise.

  3. I miss having goals and actually sticking to them. April 2nd is a good day to set up monthly goals. I feel like I’m in a pretty good groove right now so I don’t know if I”m ready to go above + beyond.

    I wish I had a house so I could have garden goals too! When is the garden tour??

    1. I’m thinking summer garden party on either June 20 or 27, but you can come by anytime (more or less) to see the grounds (I like to pretend I have a large estate, and I’m lady of the manor). Seriously for reals – just let me know & you can come over, we’ll have a beer, admire my castle (I really have one) and talk green thumbs.

      Right now, there’s not a lot of garden-stuff going on, but in the next couple months, things will really start growing & it will be cool.

  4. my incredibly graceful husband broke his arm 5 days before our wedding… riding a bike…. on a paved road. A paved, very flat, very well taken care of road. anyways, he had to have emergency surgery, metal plate, etc. and i swear we got probably 20 different bills from every single medical resident, nurse, midwife, and pretty much everyone else in the state.
    my hubby got so mad about it that after a few violent phone calls with the insurance, he just didnt pay any of them until they consolidated everything into one bill. however, i dont recommend the “just dont pay your bill” method. it usually doesnt work.

  5. nice goals for the month of April! you’ll totally be able to hit 100 miles and your race PRs!!! as well as all of your other personal goals 🙂

    I need to do some major Spring cleaning and get organized since running has taken over my life and I feel all over the place when it comes to work and home life!!!

  6. Woo hoo for that 100 miles this month! And WRITING! Good Lord, but I am with you on that. I am home FULL TIME supposedly writing and this week? Zero for my page count. Bleck. (On the other hand, the house is clean, the kitchen stocked and everyone fed and taken care of during a very stressful week for those who have to leave the house. I guess it balances out – but I must get back to writing. We can generate some “must write” mojo!) I love the debt snowflaking idea and want to put that into practice my own self. Thanks for the link. (And sorry for the one comment on the past five posts- I’m trying to catch up with everyone!)

  7. get those trees in the ground! you should think about joining the National Arbod Day society. I just did. it’s $10 and they send you 10 trees just for signing up. they aren’t big trees but still.

    great goals! you’re looking forward to a busy april just like I am.

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