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On time this month!

  1. Move into my own place – Complete!
  2. Adopt a cat – I think I will do this after Christmas once I’m settled into my new job closer to home
  3. Do a Super Sprint Triathlon – 200m swim, 20km bike, 2.5km run – Complete!
  4. Take part in running club events and volunteer to help when I can’t take part
    1. High Worth 5 = 54:50
    2. Broad Town 5 = 57:14
    3. July = 8 miles
    4. August = 9 miles
    5. September = Tough Mudder 12 mile obstacle course
    6. October = Cardiff Half Marathon 2 hrs 41 mins
  5. Do the Parkrun once a month and volunteer as a marshall
    1. January = 38:19
    2. February = 34:40
    3. March = 34:42
    4. April = 33:51
    5. May = Triathlon (Broken Toe) and 5km Race for Life 36:42
    6. June = Broad Town 5
    7. Get back to in October
  6. Bake more bread – Baked a sourdough in August and recived a bread book as a gift from the lovely Steph and Luke, so now just need to get flour!
  7. Complete the CBT Journal for Dummies – Got delayed with the move and getting proper CBT therapist, but will pick up again soon
  8. Read more classic books as part of my 2013 reading challenge – audiobooks have taken over and reading books I’d already bought, so this hasn’t happened as planned.
  9. Stick to my budget and save for holidays and house things – doing better at this and have plans to make this easier.
  10. Take a bike maintenance course – went to Origin Cycles to learn how to change a tyre and will keep trying to learn bits and pieces over time – Complete
  11. Join a WW meeting and work towards goal – decided to do this in May
  12. Blog – maybe a redesign  – Complete!
  13. Plan budget friendly trips  – exploring locally 🙂
  14. Try acupuncture – I’m back at sports therapy as I know it works, but would love to try this next year.
  15. Keep working to create and maintain good mental health – Working on this and it has really become an important aspect of my life 🙂
  16. Join a coffee club
    1. Made this a reward for WW goals
    2. Also bought Kopi nas a present for my Dad, who has given it to me
    3. Signed up to HasBean for a monthly delivery
  17. Take part in the Masters galas and club championships
    1. February Gala – 2 Golds and 2 Silvers!
    2. July Gala – 2 Golds and 2 Silvers – 2nd Woman in League!
    3. October Gala – 1 silver and 4 bronze
    4. Overall 3rd Female Under 40 in Wiltshire!
  18. Work out savings plan for trip to Japan – this is on hold 🙁
  19. Catch up on Greys Anatomy – not yet, but have watched Castle, Dextor, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead and Once Upon a Time
  20. Get regular haircuts – Going well 🙂
  21. Move forward with my life and make new friends – making work friends and at running club
  22. Do my best at my new job
    1. Making my password mantras as have to type them in multiple times day
    2. Having a rethink about what I want to do longer term
    3. Commute is getting harder so looking for opportunities closer to home
    4. Currently applying and interviewing for new roles
    5. New job starting in November closer to home!
  23. Keep my commute healthy – Reducing commute from 45 miles each way to 5!
  24. Listen to Harry Potter audiobooks – Complete!
  25. Get rid of stuff I no longer need when I move – Complete!
  26. Use the mantra ‘F**k It’ – using this everyday
  27. Take up pilates or yoga – going to start Body Balance at my gym
  28. Create photo albums for all my trips – need to do this
  29. Try two new recipes a month from my cook books
    1. March –
      1. Chicken & Bacon bake
      2. Proper poached eggs
    2. April
      1. Beef Chilli
      2. Pancakes
    3. May
      1. Braised Leeks and Rainbow Kale
      2. Salmon poached with lemon
    4. June
      1. Tasty scrambled eggs
      2. Biscotti
    5. July
      1. Lemon Fairy Cakes
      2. Fruity Sponge
    6. August
      1. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
      2. Sourdough Bread
    7. September – struggled this month with Tough Mudder and Half Marathon

Overall it’s a been a busy month for me. I’ve achieved a lot so far this year and will be changing jobs next month to work closer to home. I am hopeful this is the right decision and will aim to do well. I will also be continuing with my CBT work and feel it is making a difference. Winter is coming and I plan to get back to normal running and swimming and to lose weight so I can hit 2014 running and part way towards my triathlon goal for the year!

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