The Year of Balance

 

1. TRY SOMETHING NEW EVERY MONTH

I LOVE having this as a goal… I’ve been able to experience so many cool, new things by doing it, and I want to make sure this is still a focus. I feel like if I don’t have it on the list, it’ll be a “when I get to it” and I think this one is so important. 

 

2. READ 15 BOOKS IN 2018

I’m modifying this one a little bit… last year, I hit my goal of reading 12 books (one per month) and I think I can definitely up that number a little bit, especially as I focus on balancing my hobbies a little better (and maybe learning how to not get sucked into the blackhole that is the internet…). 

 

3. GET MY AGE OF MONEY TO 60 DAYS

Last year, I had a similar goal… to get my age of money to 45 days. (Don’t know what I mean by this? Check out THIS blog post.) I started at 15 days in January 27 and now I’m kicking off the year at 35 days. I feel like I can definitely double this throughout this year and know that YNAB will help get me there. 

 

4. GO FOR A MARATHON PR AT THE PHILADELPHIA MARATHON

 

This terrifies me to say this. SO MUCH. I feel like going anything less than a 3:28 is under reach for me; but also looking at how underprepared I was at the Indianapolis Marathon, I know that I probably have more in me. I am planning to run the Philadelphia Marathon in November this year, and my goal is to have this be a PR. This means I need to put in a lot of work between now and then, but I know I can do it. 

 

5. GO FOR A MILE PR 

I last ran a mile race (if you don’t count the Beer Mile) in 2012, and my PR stands at 6:31 for this race. Minneapolis has a mile race in May, and I think I would be set up for success since I’ll be coming off of Boston training and rolling into training for my next marathon (more on that later this week)… so I feel like I’d be in prime shape to do this. This is also slightly terrifying. But, if it doesn’t scare you, you aren’t doing it right, right? Something like that anyways. 🙂

 

BONUS GOAL: GET A BIGGER MUSKY 🙂

Not that Mitch isn’t good enough, but I’d love to get a 50″+ musky. I feel like this isn’t totally in my control (well, and maybe I should get better at fishing so I can not lose so many this year… hahaha).