So, When I look back on my goals for the year, they seem a little out of date six months later. Especially considering the changes brought about by my finger fractures, my change in job situation, and various unpleasant romantical entanglements. SO… I've decided to actually go ahead and make a shorter term list of goals for the next three months.
Get back to my Pre-Injury Weight:
I gained these pesky ten pounds post injury. I've lost about 3-4 of them, but thats not the entire ten. After that I'd like to think about another ten, but the first ten are most critical.
Socialize Teulu the Wonder Dog:
Teulu is doing quite well, but is still lacking the appropriate "blase greeting" that is most appreciated by people. He gets wild and jumps and drools and yips and yaps. So. My plan is to try to find a nice coffee shop in NH with a nice bench and frequent it with a bag of treats for strangers to feed the dog. In addition, I am making sure he gets enough exersise, which is the key of course to good doggie behavior.
Run Injury free:
I have been doing alright with this, but my left leg is still giving me some pain, so I am finding that less is more. I'm trying to run a bit less, swim a little more. I'd like to minimize the pain in that leg as well.
Improve my Speed:
I'd like to finish a 5K this summer in under 30 min. I'm so slow currently that this would require quite an improvement.
Build a decent base:
need I say more?
Enjoy New Hampshire:
I'll be there just 13 weeks, so I want to be sure to actually make a point to go to a few national parks, take the dog on some good hikes and in general enjoy the different scenery.
Save some Money:
June is a heavy financial month for me. Several bi-yearly payments are due in June, plus I had to pay off the Vetrinarian, so my savings are somewhat depleted. Over the three months I'd like to save between 3-5K. I have the name of an excellent financial advisor, but right now having no real extra cash to invest, I am putting off calling him.
Prepare for CEN exam:
I need to do this. Not only does the certification make me look very very good to potential contracts, I usually learn something each time I study. I wish it cost less to take.
Stay clear of silly romatincal entanglement:
This seems pretty easy. I'm been recently very dsappointed and hurt, so I think its time to take a break.
I think for 90 days this is enough. I'll check it periodically to see how I am doing.