Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Goals

Yesterday, DC sweated in 97° temperatures, and it's supposed to go up to 100° today.  If it hadn't felt like summer before, we now know that it's definitely here!  Thunderstorms on Friday evening are predicted to cool things down a bit for the weekend, thank goodness, but this sort of weather makes for a classic DC summer: the kind where you pull on a cardigan for the air conditioned chill of your desk but are smacked in the face by a smog of humidity when you leave the office, where any outdoor activities are scheduled before 10am or after 6pm to avoid the oppressive daytime heat, and where the pavement shimmers beneath your feet as you walk through the city streets.  But classic DC summers are also marked by the sounds of children playing in neighborhood parks in the evenings, the smells of charcoal smoldering as meat smokes on the grill on the weekends, and the glimmering of fireflies through the trees in the dusk.  It's summer, it's home, and I love it.

I thought I should take the solstice to set myself some goals for the summer - here they are:

  keep logging my meals/snacks throughout the day to focus on what, when, and why I eat.
→  maintain my running program so that I can finish a 5k in 35 minutes by September
→  continue my clothing spending freeze while challenging myself to dress more creatively every day
→  take pity on Jon and promise not to mention wedding planning every single time we talk
→  enjoy the relationships I've started making with local bloggers and develop them into real friendships

So, basically, I want to take better care of myself and of those I love!  What are your summer goals?


  1. these are freaking amazing goals!!

    the last one is obvi my favorite.

  2. Gorgeous picture...and those are some amazing goals! Good luck! :)
    CoverGirl + Converse

  3. first off, i love your descriptive opening paragraph - great imagery - i pictured everything you described as i read!

    secondly, i love your summer goals, especially the ones about writing down what you eat & dressing creatively. things i need to do as well!

    happy thursday :)

    - lauren

  4. I just started couch to 5k last week, so that is my biggest goal! Yours are great!

  5. I've been running too :). But just remember, walking or running, you only burn about 100 calories per mile (running you just do it faster)...and most people gain weight on a couch to 5k because they are hungry and then eat more than they burn. (learned this through my running group...)

    Awesome goals and I'm sure you'll rock them!!!


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