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May 29, 2012

ten on tuesday: goals for this summer
posted by soe 9:30 pm

Following close on the heels of the traditional summer kick-off weekend, this week’s Ten on Tuesday topic asks for 10 Goals for This Summer:

  1. Eat breakfast outside more often. I tend to get a slow start on weekends, so it seems like a natural antidote to that would be to pack my thermos of tea and a breakfasty food item up to the park. Once I’ve left the house, it’s much easier to stay out, even if I do have to stop home once in a while.
  2. Prepare more salads. This will require finding a reliable protein source for Rudi — chickpeas might be an option. They appear in my favorite pre-made lunch salad.
  3. Ride 25 miles on the bike with minimal stoppage. I can bike home from the ballpark without having to stop and rest my legs, but that’s just about five miles. As I really only like to bike to destinations (work, a ball game, a snack), I should pick someplace 25 miles away to go see. Of course, then I’d have to get home from someplace 25 miles away… Does that mean I’ll need to be able to bike 50 miles in a day? Getting to this goal may require some more thought.
  4. Engage in icy treats. I have failed in my plans to make popsicles the past two weekends, but that’s clearly because I was waiting to be able to add them to this list. I also was given an ice cream maker this winter, so I’d like to make some homemade ice cream. I have already worked some daiquiri-making magic, but can you ever have too many strawberry daiquiris in a summer?
  5. Get to the beach at least once a month.
  6. Go camping.
  7. Finish my Ravelympics and Tour de France knitting projects on time, whatever they may be.
  8. Hone my bubble-blowing skills. I used to be able to blow bubbles inside bubbles with some ease. I am out of practice, but did pull it off a couple times Saturday night. After all, who doesn’t need to add that kind of skill to her resume?
  9. Bring laughter to strangers (and friends).
  10. Defy gravity.

What’s on your summer goals list? I look forward to reading about them, be they vague or specific, selfish or selfless, personal or public.

Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 6 Comments.

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I love your breakfast OUTSIDE idea. It is very doable for me, with a screened porch …

Comment by kathy b 05.30.12 @ 6:12 pm

@kathy b: Plus, it has the advantage of enjoying the outdoors before the heat kicks in (at least most days)!

Comment by soe 05.31.12 @ 12:11 am

Love these. Maybe instead of setting the 25 mile goal to start, set a 10-15 goal… and then bike back? Or at least, set that as an interim goal. After half marathon training, it’s pretty amazing how little incremental additions really do build over time. Not that I’ll be running from the end of Georgetown to the end of Hains Point and back anytime soon- but I know I’ve done it! After building up to it… slowly…

Comment by Mikaiya 05.31.12 @ 9:44 am

@Mikaiya: Your point is well-taken, but it’s already kind of a cheater goal, because I know that I can bike from home through Old Town and out to someplace where you start to see signs for Mount Vernon. I think that round trip runs around 20-22 miles, but I definitely stopped for a rest partway home.

And the non-stated goal is sometime in June to attempt Bicycle Space’s Saturday bakery ride. Because I know I can ride for a couple of hours if I’m getting a tasty snack out of it. 😉

Comment by soe 05.31.12 @ 11:42 am

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