Monday, August 2, 2010

101 in 1001 Update

With July having come and gone (so quickly!), it's time for me to give another update on my progress with my 101 in 1001 list. Here's what I accomplished in July!

2. Run at least five marathons - I decided to run the San Francisco about 2 months before race day, but I'm so glad that I did it. It was awesome to run across the Golden Gate Bridge!

6. Run in at least eight races I’ve never run in before - I had already finished this one, but San Francisco was another new race for me. I definitely underestimated on this goal... It's fun to keep trying new events!

8. Get a massage (or other special reward!) after every completed marathon - Since I ran a marathon in July, I also needed to reward myself. The trip to CA definitely hit my wallet, so I had already decided a massage was out of the question. Plus, I didn't really train all that well for this race, so I felt like it wasn't fair to give myself that nice of a massage. I was still feeling cheap though, so I bought myself some cheap flowers from Trader Joe's and called it a reward. The next day, the Groupon was for a mani/pedi for $20 at a local nail salon. Since that's such a great deal, I decided to buy it and treat myself to some TLC for my feet and hands. I never get manicures, so I was thrilled to get both for less than what a pedicure alone usually costs me. It was lovely.

44. Give five “just because” gifts - I did this once this month. I don't think I even realized when I did it that it was something I had on this list. I don't want to share details, but I can count this as one this month.

53. See Stephanie and Amanda at least once a year - We finally had a Wrecking Crew reunion in San Francisco!

55. Meet at least one blog friend per year in person - I met Aron when I was in San Francisco. I also briefly met Danica, but I forgot to get a picture!

76. Take pictures inside a photo booth - This one ended up being a surprise! When J and I were at the San Francisco marathon expo, they had a free photo booth. We totally enjoyed taking some pictures! I have never taken pictures in one of these, so it was kind of cool to do it at a race.

80. Go water skiing again - I'm stretching this one a bit, but I went wake boarding when I went to the lake with friends this month. It's not really the same, but it's close.

92. Buy myself flowers three times - I referenced this earlier, but I bought myself some flowers from Trader Joe's. It's nice to have some extra color around the apartment!

95. Watch one new movie per month, minimum - I didn't watch as many this month (it's been busy!), but I did watch It's Complicated while at the lake earlier this month.

96. Read one book per month, minimum - I was a total girl and read Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song. I also got caught up on a ton of magazines, so that felt good.


~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Look at you go! I need to do something like this! I like the give 5 gifts one! said...

sounds like its going well!!! :) YAY for meeting new friends!