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Getting ready for the new year

December 28th, 2012 at 03:09 am

I've spent a bit of time this afternoon setting up my 2013 personal finance excel. I pretty much just copied the 2012 set up. I have worked out our master plan for the whole year. It has the monthly budget from Jan to Dec and also the estimated income (based on the 2012 numbers). It pretty much tells me where every cent should go every month. It is also set up to ensure our financial goals next year will be achieve by having an action plan.

Today I came up with another goal (non-financial) to be able to run around the track that we normally run at twice by the end of next year. I came up with it while running. Right now it take me about 40-45mins to go around it (once). I can't even imagine running around it twice yet. Half of the time I spend my time walking instead of running/jogging. I think if I can do it non-stop I can get my time down to around 30mins.

6 Responses to “Getting ready for the new year”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Your financial action plan sounds great...as does your running goal.

  2. Wino Says:

    DW and I have been walking the track near our apartment. It is 1.6 miles (2.6 km), and we're doing well just to walk it. We take the two dogs with us. They're both beat by the time we're done. Zoe is doing better at it, but Gilligan keeps wanting to stop and mark everywhere. Since he weighs almost nothing, he has nothing to mark with after the second or third attempt.

    That doesn't stop him from trying, though.

    PS. He only marks in the grass along the edge. Of course we don't let either of them mess the track itself.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    How long is your track? I think that is a very doable and worthy goal. Two years ago, I couldn't run an entire mile without stopping to walk, and by last May, I'd done my first (all running) 5k (3.1 miles) and I rocked it in less than 29 minutes. I was really proud and excited. It's just a question of keeping at it and trying to go a little farther running each time.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    You can do it! You might want to set short goals, such as run 1 min, walk 2, and then increase the running time and decrease the walking time -- eventually you'll be to the point of running the whole time. Smile

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck...I could improve with a goal like that, too!

  6. Shiela Says:

    I think it's about 4 kilometres. My first goal is not to run too hard too early. I need to pace myself better. DH said that I was running too fast and that I need to slow down so that I run aerobically instead of anaerobically. I was burning energy faster than I could get oxygen in, which means I can only run in short quick bursts rather than for long periods.

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