goals for 2011. checking in….

just checking some things off as we’ve made progress.  marco and i ran the st. paddy’s 5k this morning.  my third annual, and his second.  while i didn’t reach my goal of a better finish, the difference was in a matter of seconds, and i felt that overall, i ran stronger.  still scratching my head trying to figure that one out…..i wasn’t able to get out and run with the 3 weeks of snow we had, and that for me was followed by a week of the flu.  maybe if i hadn’t had those setbacks i’d have seen a better time.  oh well.

i got my shirt.

i got my chocolate milk.

we went to the diner afterwards for a post-race breakfast.

lovely morning!

i crossed off number one and partially crossed off number six.  considering our plans didn’t work out as we had hoped, it would have made more sense to take those off altogether, but that is all a part of the story of 2011.  so they stay.

number two and number three are both still works in progress but i am happy to report that my peas have sprouted and are growing, and i have some lettuce and beet sprouts.   our little garden is coming along!

spring of ’11 is off to a good start.

1. complete our dossier in a reasonable amount of time.  at the time of writing this goal we haven’t yet talked with the family coordinator from our agency so i don’t know what constitutes “reasonable amount of time”.  i would though like to have it done by spring.  if you have no earthly idea what i am talking about see the link to my other blog on the sidebar of this page and read the “our news” post.

2. by the end of ’11 i would like a place for everything and everything in its place.  this will require better time management on my part.

3. continue working to establish our potager (a potager is a fancy word for kitchen garden.  i used to throw it out there periodically to show off and then discovered i wasn’t pronouncing it correctly).  i would love it if we could purchase less and less produce from the store and use more and more from our garden.

4. run the john 3:16 10k with a better finish time than last year.

5. complete the st. paddy’s day 5k in less than 32 min and 27 sec.

6. depending on whether or not we travel abroad to meet little one and when we could potentially travel, run the 15k tulsa run in october.

7. show some things on etsy and hopefully sell them.  this is another repeat from last year which was a repeat from the year before.  we’re getting there.  at least now i know what i want to show, it is just a matter of executing it.

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