What a great way to celebrate the end of my 3rd 40 day challenge. A breakfast of champions followed by a snowy, blizzardy run in the backcountry with one of my favourite snowshoe running partners in crime at one of my favourite races with the coolest crew – the Yeti! Thanks guys for such an awesome race! You guys rock! I’m stoked to see these guys at the BC Bike Race this July. It’s like a little family! Definitely an amazing community of fun, healthy peeps who know how to have a good time. This was sadly the last race of the season for the Yeti, but we will for sure be running the races next year, starting with Mount Washington in January. It’s on the list! Done!
So this 40 day challenge for me was a big one. I feel that I accomplished a lot. I feel really good about the past month or so. I can’t believe it’s already been almost 2 months since I’ve been back in Vancouver. Life is getting pretty good if you ask me! I didn’t get to all of the goals on my list obviously, but that is actually a good thing. If you’re reaching about 50% of your goals you are on the right track. If you’re successfully achieving more than this you probably aren’t challenging yourself enough! This is always a good reminder to go easy on yourself too when you don’t reach all of your goals. AND as you can see with my exciting past few weeks, GOALS CHANGE! That’s why it’s important to have more than one. It’s likely we will be taken off track. Things happen. Life changes. You also have to just roll with the flow a bit too. If you have more than one goal, you won’t feel so bad about changing your mind because you’ll be following another direction that you set out for yourself.
One of the most important things, I think, about setting goals is to reward yourself! I am usually bad at following through with this – but not this time. I’ve been wanting this hammock for a few years now, so I went and got it today. Chrissy came with me today to Granville Island to check them out. I officially have a purple hammock for my living room! I can’t wait to get some furniture in here so that I can hang it up! (Well so my dad can help me hang it up, who am I kidding!). Life is slowly coming together. Another great thing about rewards is that when you look at it later on, you’ll be reminded of what it took to get it! I still have a favourite mug of mine from probably 5 years ago which still has so much meaning to me because I earned that thing!
Off to a Guilt and Co tonight in Gastotwn to celebrate Steph’s twenty-MINE tonight! I’ve never been but am pretty stoked since this place is known for its board games. I’m ready to try out a super size me round of Jenga tonight. Watch out!
Smile with your heart!
P.s. If you want, start thinking about some goals you’d like to write down for the next 40 day challenge with me! Even if it’s just a few, that’s great. Write them down and tape ’em to your fridge. My buddy Vincent says it pretty well, “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh. Step by step, little by little. It all adds up. Thanks for this quote from a new blog friend! You rock!