2017 Goals and Resolutions
Break 4 hours in the marathon. I skipped my race in March (Rock n Roll DC) because I tore/injured my rotator cuff. Luckily I seemed to recover really quickly thanks to completely stopping running and yoga, and doing physical therapy religiously. I'm feeling completely healed, but still am working on my endurance!! I'm nervous about the race but I'm going to do it no matter what, even if I can't reach my goal. I still have the rest of the year ;)
Buy lunch less than 2 times per month. I think I went out three or four times in March. I was in training for two weeks and got a little lazy with bringing a lunch, so I just joined my team in the cafeteria a few days. I've been doing really well with this so far this year though, so I'm not worried!
Learn a song on piano. No real progress on this. I kind of stopped playing in March..definitely have to get back into it this month! I also want to pick out some sheet music to learn, so that will be my goal for April.
No-buy until the marathon. Definitely didn't do well with this goal. I bought a few pairs of shoes to try out for training, got a pair of leggings for my race, and replaced my bluetooth headphones that I somehow lost. I didn't buy anything non-running-related this month though, so I think that's an improvement!
Disconnect daily. I've been doing so well with this lately! I turn off my phone when I get home, or if I keep it on I don't use it at all. I also stopped being as connected to my computer and have spent more time with Dan and Selma outside.
Save $$$!!! March was a bad month for saving because all of our annual bills came due (taxes, insurance, registration, etc etc etc). On the plus side, Dan finished paying off his student loans, so we're going to have a lot more money to save!
Start home brewing. We bottled our second batch of beer this week! It'll be ready in about two weeks and I'm really excited to try it. I want to try something different for our next batch and I'm thinking either hard cider or kombucha. Any suggestions?
Random UpdatesI need new goals! The first quarter of the year ended, and I'm already tired of my monthly goals. I want to come up with some new ones to work towards, so I'll share them in my next What's New With You post.
I changed offices! I'm still in the same building, but my group moved to a new "hoteling" floor. Basically that means that I don't have my own desk and "check in" to one every day. I didn't think that I would like it, and at first I didn't, but I have to admit now that I absolutely LOVE it. I'm on on a mobile application development team and used to be in different buildings from my development and QA team, but now we all sit together. It makes doing work so much easier and faster, so I feel like I'm getting a lot more done at work. I feel so much more inspired and enthusiastic about work which is amazing...every day now I'm looking forward to going to work and pretty much don't stop until I go home. Even the space itself is inspiring to me:
I won't lie..my favorite part is that we now get free coffee:
On the down side, I don't have as much free time as I used to during the day, and feel pretty much tapped out creatively at the end of the day, so I haven't really felt inspired to blog a lot lately. I'm still going to be sharing my marathon training and Friday Favorites, but for now my priority is work and my home life, so things might get a little quiet around here.
I also have lots of outdoor projects to do! The weather is getting nicer, which means I'm spending most of my time outside and have some fun projects to get done. I'm sure I'll share some of them (once they're finished). In the mean time, I'll be sharing mini updates and stories on Instagram and Snapchat (my name is gretchxo!)
That's all I've got for today- let me know what's new by linking up below!