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Good bye April, Hello May

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Wow, 4 months of 2013 down already? A quick recap of April and 2013 goals and results.

1) weight: No change over the month, up 2 lbs since 1 Jan. Started at 183 lbs, ended at 183 lbs. Would like to see some improvement here in May, would like to get so I am consistently under 180.

2) exercise: 102.4 running miles, 0 swimming this month. 412.3 running miles and 35 swimming miles for the year so far. On track to crush my year goal. Plus had some good hikes, bikes and rollerblading with the kids.

3) food: I have not been as good at tracking, avoiding snacking, and saying no to "free" food around the office. I know what I need to do, I just need to do it.

4) racing: No races this month. I want to run a 10k at the end of May. DW isn't that supportive though. She would be more so if the race organizers let me run with the baby jogger (but this race they said no).

5) impending move: We are a month away from moving and got a lot done in April. We still need to reduce some clutter and excess, but we have made a lot of progress.

6) graduation: I finished the dissertation defense and submitted the final dissertation in April. I have picked up my robe, hood, and funny hat for graduation coming up on 10 May. When I arrived here 3 years ago, it seemed so daunting, it is hard to believe that they are letting me graduate next week!

7) writing: I am supposed to be finishing up writing on on or two more journal articles before I move. I feel like I have been on a 2 week vacation since turning in my dissertation though. I needed the mental break, but now I need to just get it done. If I wait until after the move, it will be much harder to do.

8) family: I need to take a few mornings/afternoons/days off for family time before we go. My schedule is very flexible right now, but it will be much less so once we move.

Happy May everyone!
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DDOORN 5/6/2013 8:35AM

    Wow are YOU on the go or WHAT? Kudos to your SPARKED life! :-)

And good luck with the move...such a major thing, moving!

Don

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BLITZEN40 5/5/2013 11:34PM

    Congratulations on your graduation and good luck with your move!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/1/2013 1:19PM

    May is looking quite full for you. Congrats on your graduation

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NATPLUMMER 5/1/2013 11:43AM

    Pretty good. I do believe you needed that mental break.

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GOING-STRONG 5/1/2013 11:25AM

    Very impressive miles my friend! I'm hoping to do a LOT more running in May. Gotta get on track for the Portland Marathon and I'm behind!

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VISUALLYRICS 5/1/2013 10:58AM

    emoticon on your progress! emoticon towards that healthy mindset regarding food. emoticon You already have a disciplined mind as the perfect tool to assist you in mindful eating. emoticon Go for it!

Enjoy your awesome family during this time before you move. May your time together be blessed!

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DEBBYFROMMT 5/1/2013 9:40AM

    As busy as you have been you did amazing with your running miles!
Congrats on your upcoming graduation!


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AEROBISAURUS 5/1/2013 8:56AM

    Congrats on all those running miles! Dang emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 5/1/2013 8:47AM

    Sounds good but busy! Best of luck on May!

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FITFOODIE806 5/1/2013 8:23AM

    Great month!! Hope you get in more fun family time in the next one.

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KJELLYBEAN15 5/1/2013 8:20AM

    Happy May. Sounds like you have everything planned out quite nicely. I'm sure everything else is going to fall right into place. Best wishes.

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CLRWILLIAMS25 5/1/2013 8:05AM

    Sounds like you have a very busy and productive month! Congratulations on all of your accomplishlments!

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KELLIEBEAN 5/1/2013 7:56AM

    Excellent goals. I enjoy reading about your progress.

Very inspirational! A very happy May to you!

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/1/2013 7:53AM

    Congrats on all counts & good luck with the move!

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WILSONWR 5/1/2013 7:46AM

    Sounds like you're going to be pretty busy! Congratulations on all the running.

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JESSIKA_56 5/1/2013 7:44AM

    You live a very busy life! Good job finding time to fit it all in, but don't forget to rest!

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MERRY_XMAS 5/1/2013 5:50AM

    Happy May!
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TRYINGHARD54 5/1/2013 5:48AM

    emoticon Happy May :-)

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