The July 2017 Checklist

I’m a big fan of checklists and breaking up big goals into smaller, actionable goals. Here’s what I want to focus on this month! I hope this list inspires you to join!

First of all a caveat: I am sorry I haven’t been blogging as regularly lately. I miss posting 3-5 times a week and have a LONG list of blog posts I want to write. I’ve been working on a big project and freelance writing has been ramping up. But I love Elana Lyn and I love everybody who comes back to read. I promise to start posting more regularly again (and I’ll *hopefully!* have an exciting announcement soon as well.)

July Goals:

  1. Use Runkeeper to train for a half marathon in October and stick to the plan.
  2. Run 2-3 times per week.
  3. Wake up between 6:30-7 am on weekdays.
  4. Continue to work on my big project and make some moves.
  5. Write 5 Forbes articles.
  6. Read two books. (Right now I’m reading “Before We Were Yours.”)
  7. Do something fun for the 4th of July!
  8. Have a picnic in Central Park.
  9. Continue with BBG Round 4!
  10. Run a 10K.

And here’s how I did last month:

  1. Continue BBG. (Yep!)
  2. Complete a 10K! (Yep!)
  3. Write 5 Forbes articles. (I wrote 9!)
  4. Work on a BIG project!!! (YES!!!)
  5. Publish one to two posts a week. (Sorry!)
  6. Go to a Six Degrees Society event. (Yes!)
  7. Read at least one book. (I’m reading “When Breath Becomes Air” and “Saints for All Occasions“) (Highly recommend both!)
  8. Run a few times a week. (Yep!)
  9. Go to bed by 11 on weekdays. (50/50!)
  10. Eat gluten-free and vegan. (50/50!)

Another perk last month was visiting Charlottesville for one of my freshman year roommates’ wedding. I absolutely loved Charlottesville and wrote down lots of notes for a City Guide post! Oh and I started learning Photoshop for work.