Since my list of spring goals worked out pretty well, I figure that I should do it again for summer.
In the spring I focused on getting outside and building strength after a long winter. In truth, I don’t think I want to do much different this summer. I want to focus on playing outside, getting stronger (because I could have done more in spring), and eating real food. This is the list for approximately June 15 through September 15:
- Garden a lot
- Work on my Master Gardener project
- Race the Copperman Triathlon
- Strength train regularly (2-3 times per week)
- Bike commute regularly (2 times per week)
- Camp twice, at least once by bike
- Eat only real food (give up processed food)
This is a pretty straightforward list. When I first made it, I couldn’t help but wonder, That’s all? Shouldn’t there be something bigger? Sometimes I can’t help but feel like I’m supposed to be doing more. Shouldn’t I be having big adventures?
- Go to the beach for 90 consecutive days
- Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
- A bike tour. Across the country. While eating only milkweed or something equally ridiculous.
But I don’t have the big adventures in mind. I just want a few little ones and a lot of quiet.
And I guess that is good because I needed to critically reevaluate my list before I could post it. Sexy ended up breaking his ankle while playing baseball last week and needed to have a few screws installed to keep it in place. He’ll be on crutches for the next six weeks, which means that our summer is going to have a very different flavor. We were expecting baseball, fishing, and mountain biking to be the big activities for the summer, but now it looks like a lot of the summer—at least through July—will be largely spent relaxing on the porch.
Mellow summer, here we come.