We’re over three-months in to my 29th year. I figured this would be a good ‘check-in’ point for my 30 Before 30 challenge!
01 // Become a mom. Hey! I did this!
02 // Run a half marathon.
03 // Go on a family vacation to the beach. We did this over the summer!
04 // Participate in a yoga workshop.
05 // Go to a professional sporting event. I wasn’t anticipating going to three Indians games this year, but we did. Plus we’re going to a Cavs game this week!
06 // Learn something new by taking a class. Another unexpected surprise was surprising myself with going to Wine & Canvas painting events. It feels good to make it a regular practice to be crafty.
07 // Spend an entire day paying it forward.
08 // Visit Niagara Falls.
09 // Visit Denver.
10 // Pay for the person behind me at Starbucks. I’ve done this — THREE times! And it feels fantastic each and every time.
11 // Go on a wine tour. Check! Girls wine tour, 2013, in the books!
12 // Try a new [to me] exercise class. I tried a new cycling class. But I feel like this only half counts.
13 // Visit an apple orchard as a family. My sweet family of three visited an apple orchard just a few weeks ago!
14 // Participate in the Warrior Dash. I haven’t done this exact race, but I did participate in Pretty Muddy — which was an obstacle course women’s mud run. Sooo basically the same thing. And to be honest, I probably will not do a Warrior Dash. The Pretty Muddy 5k was super rough on my body and I don’t think I’ll do the WD.
15 // …and the Color Run! Does Color Me Rad count?? I think so!
16 // Go kayaking — and finally put our kayaks to use!
17 // Have professional family pictures taken. Thank you, Justine Johnson, for taking our first family photos!
18 // Ride a roller coaster.
19 // Make bread from scratch.
20 // Live a more sustainable life. Complete work in progress!
21 // Eat at Mighty Taco in Buffalo, NY again.
22 // Get a massage. I’ve had FOUR!! Look at this mama go! HA!
23 // Visit the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland.
24 // Attend a social media gathering. Check! #VitamixCLE, #BelieveInCLE, Ohio various Blogging Association events, Sweeney Todd at the Hanna Theater, girls dates at Charles Scott Salon, Yoga Rocks the Park with Alicia from Poise In Parma, and the Arthritis Foundation events, etc. So much social media! SO much fun! I’ve made great friends!
25 // Feel comfortable in a bathing suit.
26 // Visit the zoo. We visited the Akron Zoo on what seemed to be their busiest day of the summer! But it was fun. And then we visited the zoo again on what was (nearly) the coldest day of the year!
27 // …and a museum. Our Fathers Day weekend was spent at the Akron Art Museum! Plus the second #BelieveInCLE event was at the Cleveland Museum of Art! TWO museums down already! And I’ve got a while to go.
28 // Take an aerial yoga class.
29 // Have a successful no-spend month. January 2014 in the books! But I’m kind of having a no-spend year, so I want to see how many consecutive months it can be!
30 // Play in the snow.
On # 28: I’ve been in talks with Alicia from Poise In Parma to set a date to take an aerial yoga class with her.
On # 2: I’m not planning on doing this until the Akron Marathon Half in September. So it’s definitely on my radar. The only reason I haven’t registered yet is because I’m awaiting free registration with work! 🙂
On # 19: I really really want to do this, but that whole ‘gluten-free’ lifestyle we’ve recently adopted is putting a serious damper on those plans 😉