Summer is in full swing and June has been busy at the Luke1428 house. Our schedule was jammed packed with camping trips, swim lessons, and vacation Bible school. In between it all, I still found time to start my marathon training (see below), update my blog design and complete many projects around the house I had been putting off. All these activities have been enjoyable, but I’m actually looking forward to the post-July 4th weeks to relax a bit before school begins in August.
I’ve really enjoyed the investing series I began in June. Even as an investor with some experience, it is always good to go back and revisit the basics of why I invest. Tomorrow I will be continuing with part IV of that series with a post entitled “How to Pick a Good Mutual Fund.”
On to my goal update for June.
Goal #1: Read through the entire New Testament of the Bible and the book of Proverbs by May 31st.
If you remember when I introduced the SPLASH Goal plan, the first “S” stands for making a goal in one’s spiritual life. I always try to be working on a goal in this area so my spiritual/inner-being life does not become stagnant. So to keep moving forward here, I have a series of books lined up to read, one a month for the rest of the year. I’ll share my impressions of each book with you as they are completed.
The first one I’ll be reading for July is Jon Acuff’s new book Start.
Goal #2: Pay off our mortgage debt by the end of the year.
Postponed. You can read about why in my post entitled “Time to Punt This Goal Away.”
Goal #3: To support Mrs. Luke1428 as she obtains her CPA license and MBA by December, 2013
Mrs. Luke1428 has finished her classroom requirements for the CPA license. The final paper was written and submitted last week and the paperwork is being filed with the state of Georgia. Hopefully there will be no snags and she will receive official notification of her CPA licensure in July. When that happens we have a big celebration planned for the whole family.
Goal #4: To run a half-marathon in under 2 hours, a full marathon in under 4 hours and run 1,000 miles for the year.
I finished part one of this goal on March 17th with a time of 1:46 minutes.
I ran 104.5 miles in June as I dove headlong into my marathon training. All in all, I ran 21 out of 30 days, had 4 days of cross-training on the exercise bike, 4 days of rest and missed one day due to rain. That schedule will continue at that pace for the rest of the training, the only variable being that my mileage will increase each month.
Through June, I have now run 441 miles.
Goal #5: Redo the Luke1428 blog design by August, 2013.
Finished. I have been really pleased with the new framework and theme I purchased from StudioPress. Now that the theme is updated and my one-year blogging anniversary has come, I’ll be focused on some new blog goals for year two. Stay tuned for more news on that.
Goal #6: Join a local running club by March.
Now, for some fun…the unusual search terms that have led people to Luke1428 in the past 30 days:
dog making a goal – Let’s see…our dog’s daily routine…eat, sleep, chase squirrels, eat, sleep, bark at the neighbors, eat, sleep…that’s seems to be about it.
finances debt “car payments” in the Bible – Must have been car payments in the Bible. Acts 1:14 mentions how the disciples continued with one accord…da-da-dum.
man sitting on a toilet drawing – Funny…that’s also where I write all my blog posts. (jk)
homecooked meal? ain’t nobody got time for that – Sure you do. It’s a $37 dollar decision.
where in the Bible does it speak of the money bag with a hole in it – Probably in reference to the thief Judas
making love in bathroom – Just make sure the bathroom is clean first.
(Wow…I have no idea where that last one came from!)
Have a great Monday!
Have any big milestones for 2013 that you would like to report?