Back in October, I posted a few of the goals I want to accomplish before my 20s come to a close. Now that I’m almost half-way there, I figure it’s time for a check-in — and reality check.
My year as a 29-year-old has been jam-packed so far, and is only getting busier as 2012 progresses. That always seems to happen in the spring, but this year is a bit crazier than ever with two family weddings and all the associated events. Seeing as my family only has two free weekends from NOW through July 14, I’ve had to revise a few of my ambitions. My original goals are in italics; my progress so far and/or revised goals follow:
- Complete my third half marathon. UPDATE: I would typically run a half in the spring, but I simply don’t have the time to properly train right now between professional and personal responsibilities. Once the weddings are over and I have my weekends back, I’ll be able to fit in those essential long runs. With that in mind, I will be registering for the Medtronic TC 10 Mile in July — and crossing my fingers that I get in via the online lottery.
- Complete an individual sprint triathlon and a team International triathlon. UPDATE: Complete a team International triathlon.
- Begin a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher training program. UPDATE: I’m attending an information session on April 24th for a nine-month yoga teacher training that begins in September. Can’t wait!
- Plant a REAL garden. UPDATE: My husband and I are starting work on our raised garden bed next weekend.
- Try rock climbing. UPDATE: This one’s still on my list and definitely doable before the big 3-0.
- Go on a yoga retreat, even if it’s just for a weekend. On a cold January weekend, I attended Blooma‘s level 1 prenatal yoga teacher training. It started on a Thursday night and ran all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I consider this a retreat — it was restorative, life-changing and EXACTLY where I was meant to be at that moment. (I’ll share more about this experience in my next blog post.)
I’m pretty pleased with where I stand with my goals right now. I still have a ways to go on a few of them, but I’m having a lot of fun working toward them — and not taking myself too seriously if things don’t go exactly as planned. That mindset supports the intention I’ve been embracing since New Year’s: “Slow down and enjoy.”