August’s Challenge was to take a picture every day. I wanted it to be something more artistic than just “oh crap I need a picture.” For the most part I feel that I did a pretty good job. A few of them were definitely last minute, but I did get one every day. I didn’t always post it on the day I took it, but that only messed me up once. I like taking pictures, but with two kids it isn’t always easy to go somewhere and just take pictures.
Running: 18.8 miles – this means I only ran 6 miles outside of my race. Oops!
Biking: 135.2 miles – 85 of this was Powderhorn. I didn’t work for the first half so I didn’t get many commuting miles in and I didn’t really get out for any longer rides since Powderhorn was looming!
Crossfit: It looks like I was able to go 9 times. Most of my workouts were missed due to Christy’s work schedule, but we were also on vacation, and I missed a couple due to my half and Powderhorn. My goal is 3x a week which for August meant I should have gone 13 times. I have been going MWF, but I’ve thrown in a couple of T,R just to get the workouts in. I even went in one day for an afternoon open gym since it worked with my schedule and I’d missed at least one workout that week.
I started a new job at the end of August. I had been looking for a School Social Work job all summer and had 6 interviews. After I had started working my old job for 2 days, I got another interview and a job offer. So now I’m a School Social Worker at Jenny Lind Elementary in Minneapolis. Since I started about a week after everyone else I was a little behind and overwhelmed by so many new things all at once – new school, new job, new people, new building systems, etc. It is slowly starting to feel like home and getting into a rhythm. I hope to still be able to bike commute, thought it will be at least twice as far as my previous commute. As a result of this job change, I didn’t create any work related goals. We also had already decided that we needed to stop our volunteer role as site coordinators for an Adult ESL program. It was a hard decision but given the demands of our schedule we weren’t doing it justice and were neglecting our roles as parents and spouses!
My September 30 Day plan is:
Proverb a Day – With school in full swing it seems fitting to go back to the Book of Wisdom and read a chapter from the Book of Proverbs each day.
It is always good to spend more time in the Bible. I don’t feel like adding any additional goals this month. How was your August?