I really don't understand how June can be over already? Wasn't it just April? The end of the month is everyone's favorite - time to look at all the things we did (or, let's be real, didn't) do!
- Finish Jamestown International Triathlon in under 3 hours. So, I didn't end up doing quite as much triathlon ass-kicking as I had hoped and missed my overall time goal by just over 3 minutes. I have no excuses, but also no regrets. I'm proud to say that my overall time was 8:20 faster than my previous (and only other) Olympic/International distance tri. I also beat 2 out of 3 of my sub-goals: I beat my 32-minute swim goal by 1:55 and my 1 hour 25 minute bike goal by 3:38. I just wasn't feeling the run that day. I would have easily crushed this goal if I had been. But I have another international on the horizon in September - maybe I can shave off those 3 minutes then.
- Work on my yoga. I finished Erin Motz's 30-Day Yoga Challenge at the beginning of the month. Then...my yoga practice became sporadic. The challenge was great for me because the videos were only 10-20 minutes - who can't find that kind of time at some point in the day? I don't know why I fell off the wagon. I got busy, but not that busy. I picked it up a little toward the end of the month, but not much. Oh but on the bright side, I can now do this so....yeah. Check me.
- Take vitamins every day. I only missed one day when I went out of town and forgot to bring my vitamins, but I took them when I got home the next day.
- No picking. I did really well with this for about a week. Then PMS hit and then I got really stressed about moving (stress is my #1 trigger for picking) and it wasn't perfect but I really did make a conscious effort to not do it. This goal inspired me to take better care of my skin in general, including starting to use daily sunscreen and some new products to help my hyperpigmentation (which I get as a result of my picking, lucky me!). I will save you from having to look at pictures of my giant, makeup-less mug but trust me when I say I can see some improvement!
- Go on a walking tour of Portsmouth. OMG I totally forgot about this one! Maybe I can fit it in with Ben and/or Bane before we leave this weekend.
Some things I did do...
- Finished Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred. Okay, so it was more like 39 days, which included my normal 1 rest day per week, plus a few extra days before Jamestown (Level 3 was killer on the legs and I didn't want them to be sore for race day). Level 1 sucked at first but then got better, I hated Level 2, and loved Level 3. In some ways it was easier than I thought, and in other ways it was a lot harder. I liked that it was only 25 minutes long, and I dripped sweat throughout the whole thing so I really felt like I was working (despite only lifting 5 lbs - surprising). I liked JM and her encouragement. I thought some of the exercises were a little awkward and I'm not sure how much they did to build my strength. I kinda felt like they just made me tired. There was a lot of jumping, which I didn't care for. My shins are really sensitive from running and after a few days of 30DS I could tell they were getting worse, so I backed down to the beginners version of some of the jumpy exercises. I'm glad that I finished it but don't think I will try anything similar for a while. I really missed more traditional weight lifting and am happy to be back to that instead of jumping around like a lunatic for 25 minutes.
- Sold over $1000 worth of stuff! I really didn't expect to get rid of that much, period, let alone to be able to sell that much stuff.
- Moved over 400lbs of stuff out of the house. Between selling, donating, and storing, we have at least 400 fewer pounds worth of moving to do. Moving sucks, so A+ to me for making it that much easier.
- Became a proud new owner of a vegan handbag collection. Special thanks to blog friends who are now the happy owners of my precious designer items :)
- Found a renter for our condo. One of my biggest fears about moving was having to pay for 2 places, so this was a huge relief!
- (Mostly) refinished my vanity. Because moving just wasn't big enough of a project, obviously!