February Goals and Highlights
Is it finally February!? January has to be one of the longest months I remember but we're one step closer to warmer days! Even though I moved down to North Carolina and this winter has been a million times better than what I'm used to (lots of sunshine, not many days below freezing) I still miss kayaking and biking and just relaxing outside in the warmth. I heard that February is a very rainy month but I'm already looking forward to the 70 degree days I see in the forecast.
Even though January felt like such a long month, I didn't really do much! I stay inside a lot and did a ton of reading (I'll be sharing my reviews later this week) and got to see my sister, brother-in-law and nephew twice! My other highlight was getting a new tattoo, which brings my total up to three. I think I'm done for a while, but what people say about getting tattoos is addictive is definitely right so I'll never say never!
Now let's get into my annual goals and see how those are going-
Spend More Time Outdoors
I mentioned that it was cold in January, so I didn't spend as much time outside as I wanted but still did pretty well on this goal. I only did one run on a treadmill but otherwise all of my miles were outside!
- 1000 Hours Outside -
- January - 54 total hours, breaking down to 41 hours running/walking/hiking, 5 hours reading, and 8 hours socializing/misc. Hopefully next month I'll add some biking or kayaking hours to that total.
- 2,022 Outdoor Miles -
- January Running- 106 miles, Walking- 25.97 miles, Biking- 0 miles
- Visit all the gardens and free museums in the Triangle
- Went to the North Carolina Museum of Art. I run at the outdoor museum park multiple times a week but have never been inside the museum! It was such a beautiful place and there were a lot of pieces that I really connected with.
Donate to a Different Charity Every Month
Read all the Goodreads Best Books of 2021
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Best Historical Fiction - 5/5. Fun story told in flashbacks and culminating in a disastrous star-studded party in a Malibu beach house.
I made a bit of progress on this in January and am ready to dive right in now that I have a few things set up! For one, I started an Instagram account just for my paintings (which is @GretchPaints if you want to follow me!) Right now I have 49 followers, but one of the reels that I posted got over 6,000 views which was really cool!