March 2017 Goals and a Community Challenge
I am waiting at the airport to fly home and reflecting on the race that just happened. There are so many breakthroughs that happened in my second 72 hour race; I feel like I am starting to finally be competitive in them rather than just holding on and surviving the experience. I will be sharing a full report next week, but I am going to try to salvage my blogging schedule with my goals for March.
Increase my stomach acid
I am not sure whether I succeeded at this one or not. I wasn’t as consistent with my apple cider vinegar as I should have been but I didn’t have single workout with GI issues in February so I am taking that as a good sign.
Go on a road trip and visit some friends
Run a race
I ran the Refrigeeighter 8 KM just for fun and it was a great tune up for the season and a gentle reminder to my legs that they need to go fast sometimes too. It was a SNOWY day but a lot of fun to get outside on a local course.
COMMUNITY CHALLENGE – RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS
This was a fun one. I shared a few of my exercises on my Instagram stories but I found that I would ruin surprises for people that I was doing things for if they checked out my story first. I mailed a bunch of stuff to friends, delivered Starbucks to coworkers, gave little gifts and more. It was a great way to get in the habit of looking for ways to do nice things for people.
Ok. February was awesome. Now, looking to March.
I would have written something about my 72-hour race as a goal but this is late enough that I am skipping right over that.
Hustle at work.
March is going to be a month to buckle up and hold on tight! I am training a new person and getting ready for the biggest event of the quarter so it will be a bit of blur. I love the challenge and I love my job but it will be a big focus for the month of March.
Do my taxes
Every year I tell myself I will be more organised. That it will be easier. And it never is. Being a blogger on top of having a career makes tax time a little more complicated than a standard filing and I dread it. The best way out is through and I am looking forward to having it all behind me at the end of the month.
Practice some self-care
I had a reader make fun of me for putting “get a haircut” on one of my past monthly goals post but sometimes of the year are really that busy and this month is no exception. I have an outstanding trip to the hair salon, doctor, osteopath and massage therapist this month and now that my big spring race is behind me and I am a bit better staffed on my team at work, I am going to focus on getting them done.
COMMUNITY CHALLENGE – Smile at Strangers
Guys. When a month looks like the one that lies ahead for me, I get all type-A and focused on my tasks and sometimes, I fail to notice the people around me. This is a terrible characteristic to have; in my opinion, everyone deserves to be acknowledged and recognised, no matter how busy I am. I may be alone in this, but if you struggle with the same thing, take a moment to smile at people around you. Don’t be creepy, be civil. 🙂