Instead of trying to cut back after a bad July, I decided to be more realistic with my spending. I’m going to be driving a lot more to go hiking (and maybe trail running), spending more on food, and going out with friends. It’s the summer. :)
August 2013 Goals:
- Run 100 km. I’m beginning to look forward to longer runs now. My goal is to be the type of runner that can comfortably go on 20-25 km runs every week. Maybe that’s not realistic. I don’t know yet. But this month will be an interesting challenge because I’ll have summer field hockey practices to deal with, as we ramp up to the start of the season in September.
- Earn $1,500 in freelance income. I’m starting to work harder at my writing, and as a result, my posting has slowed down a bit here. I need to figure out a schedule that will allow me to incorporate writing with this blog, running, field hockey, friends, and a full-time job. This is the problem I had near the end of 2011: not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything.
- Utilize my Questrade account. Bringing this goal forward, since I failed at it last month. My goal? Actually buy something. :)
- Buy a bed frame. Okay, I’m serious. This month, it’s actually going to happen.