Monday, May 7, 2012

In April…

  • I ran 35 miles. So far in 2012 I’ve run 144 miles, so I’m on track with my 366 mile goal for the year.  The key is I make sure I get at least 7 miles in per week, no matter how much it’s spread out.  I try to run 3 days a week.
  • On top of running, I walked 13 miles.  That’s pretty cool because the 13 miles consists of taking small 5 minute walking breaks at work, in between tasks!
  • I spent 12 hours and 59 minutes exercising.  My least number of hours in a month so far in 2012.
  • We cooked 21 meals at home!  Wow, that’s a record so far in 2012! 
  • I lost two pounds. I’m quite certain eating healthy home-cooked meals had something to do with it.  Cutting back sugar and carbs also had something to do with it.  My first month after the epiphany has been successful!  
  • We took 566 photos.
  • I didn’t read as much as I would have liked.  I started “The Help” but haven’t made much progress.  I might have been too busy crafting!
  • I started carving my own stamps.
  • I used the sketch function on my Silhouette for the first time.  It totally rocks!
  • Movies watched:  the last 1/3 of “Bridesmaids”, “Hugo”, and “The Descendants”. Loved “The Descendants”!
  • I journaled online daily at Oh Life 30 times.  Haven’t missed a day this year.
  • I journaled in my Moleskine daily planner 30 times.
  • I went to a physical therapist that specializes in running.  He videotaped me running and evaluated my gait.  I have had sore IT band problems since October 2010.  He assigned me exercises to do to improve my coordination and strength. 
  • I finished four more weeks of Project Life in my album.
  • We had Russian-Georgian food for the first time ever.
  • I visited Sally and her new twin babies.
  • Todd made it to the Northern Division Toastmasters Speech Contest, but didn’t win this time.  He was awesome.  He was robbed!
  • I finished our 2011 taxes and filed it. 
  • We visited my dad and Shelly and checked out my dad’s revamped garden.  He sure has a green thumb!
  • We saw Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band at Anthology.
  • I dyed my hair, and got a haircut, not on the same day.
  • I went on a Project Life journal card making frenzy.
  • We sampled food from 26 restaurants at the Taste of Hillcrest.
  • I started using Instagram a lot more than I had been.
  • We took a day off and had breakfast at Crest Café, went to Buffalo Exchange, and generally had a lot of fun.
  • I started crocheting a chevron afghan.
  • I started drinking tea in the afternoons at work.
  • I wondered how time can fly this fast in 2012.  :p


  1. I'm still trying to figure out when you sleep. LOL :)

  2. I absolutely ADORE that picture of you!!!

  3. I'm with Christi ... all the above + blogging here (and a couple of other sies too) ... when do you sleep?!?!?

  4. You had an amazing month! I can't wait to see what May holds in store for you. I love that you are using Instagram more. I need to learn how to make the collage like you made so I can share more on my weekend wrap-ups.

  5. Sleep is for sissies, LOL. I'm only kidding. I try to get 7 hours of sleep per night. But my brain is very active with ideas and sometimes it's hard for it to shut down.

  6. Jenn - I use Adobe Lightroom to create the photo collages. It is very quick and easy. I created the first one in 5 min, then saved it as a Print Preset. Now I just pick 42 photos every month, click on my Print Preset, and viola, my collage is done. Save to jpeg.

  7. This is so cool. I love that you have a list like this.


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