December 2012 Recap

And….we’re done. There may be a few hours left in 2012, but I won’t be completing the items on this list. Here’s the usual recap of how I did.

#1 (Run a half marathon) Done!!! I completed the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon with a time of 2:33:47! You can read my recap here.

#2 (Learn 12 new recipes) I met this! I still need to keep cooking and learning but I’m getting better.

#3 (Put my college pictures into photo albums) Not completed, but started.

#4 (Create a race scrapbook) Nope. I started it, but its not finished……Oh well.

#5 (Make 12 time or money donations to various charities and/or nonprofits.) I started listing all the donations I made in 2012, and I’m happy to say there are more than 12!

#6 (Learn to blog!) In November I missed my 1 year “blogiversary”. When I started the blog I thought that at one year I would really have stuff figured out, but so far I’m still learning. And thats okay. I don’t have 100 followers, but someday maybe I’ll get there, and if not, thats okay.

#7 (Finish the New Rules of Lifting For Women program.) Didn’t happen, I knew it wouldn’t, I still have the book and may get back into it this winter.

#8 (Remember to be Thankful.) This has been a pretty tough year, and I needed the support of a lot of amazing people to get through different things. You may not know how helpful you were, but I will tell you here that I am very thankful for you. I’ve got some great friends and family.

#9 (Get a better handle on finances.) I met with a financial planner in December (which I really should have done earlier) but he strongly encouraged me to start planning. However December is not a month where you want to track expenses (presents, parties, etc) so in January I’ll take a better look of how a normal spending month breaks down and see what I can do!

#10 (Get least 10 minutes of fitness each day.) I successfully completed the Holiday Challenge at Lakes Fit Yoga (and then haven’t been back) but starting January 1 I will have  a credit to my account and will sign up for some more classes. Driving to Brainerd 5 times a week isn’t the most fun, so I’m going to try to go once a week (possibly tuesday where I can double dip) and I will also re-start my snap fitness membership.

#11 (Do 5 minutes of clean up each day.) I’m keeping most of my mess contained to my bedroom. Which is okay, but I could use a some more cleaning time in there!

#12 (Take the time to breathe.) This is a slippery slope there were times (and still are times) when I get a little overwhelmed and need to slow down. Not say “yes” to so many activities or keep goals realistic. However there are other times when I’m being quite the sloth and that isn’t breathing, thats just lazy. So I hope to keep finding the right balance.

Now its off to celebrate with friends! Be safe tonight!