Now that we have settled in Pannawonica, I have time to do a quick review of my last hitlist. I think it is really important to acknowledge the things that went well and the things that did not work so well, celebrate all the good stuff, take the lessons learnt, and shrug off any failures or mishaps. At the end of the day it is all about movement….active movement, forward movement, progress, living life and making the most out of your opportunities. So how did I go with Hitlist No. 2? To be honest I can’t even remember what was on the list now, I was a little consumed by the Adventurethon but looked forward to reviewing to see what I did get done.
- Run 5km (Couch to 5km running program) – Loved this running program and will be doing this again with the kids in my new hitlist item ‘4km Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run’ with whole family. Also really glad I achieved my 5km running goal along the cliffs of Kalbarri.
- Mundaring Weir Stair Workout – That was painful, only completed 3 full return runs from top to bottom. Beautiful place to work out though.
- Volunteer at OXFAM 100km – I loved this night, such a great atmosphere and very well run. I liked that I felt that I was giving back in some small way to a good cause and back to events that I love to participate in (without much thought to all the volunteers that make these things happen).
- Try a Kickboxing Class – I didn’t get to do this and I still want to do a class. This was simply that I just couldn’t juggle all my comittments to make it happen. Another time.
- John Forrest National Park Troll Bridge – This was awesome and still my favourite day out with the family.
- Kayak to Penguin Island – This didn’t happen either sadly. Realised that I probably didn’t quite have the skills or knowledge to do this on my own and couldn’t justify the expense to do a guided trip at this point in time.
- Kings Park Tree Top Walk/Jacob’s Ladder – This was a great, easy day trip with the kids.
- Join the local MTB social ride – Everyone should try mountain biking it is such a great way to get and/or stay fit. Social rides are a great way to meet people, learn great tips and learn about fun places to ride.
- Complete my Healthy Exercise Challenge with the kids – Really liked doing these things with the kids and just remembered that I was going to try it during school term and not just on the holidays…hmmm, and this is why we review!
- Trail Run at Bold Park – This didn’t happen as I left it to the last minute, then ran into the calf injury, then ran out of time. Bummer, will have to keep this at the back of my mind and try and get there next time I am in Perth.
- Participate in the Perth Marathon Club’s 7.5km run along the Esplanade – I feel like I am making a lot of excuses…buuut this was a scheduling clash with my husband’s FIFO roster. This was a Sunday morning and usually the husband is home except for this very weekend. I couldn’t very well make the kids wait at the finish line for me….I did think about it.
- Try and MTB once a week – This was about a 16 week block for this hitlist and while I managed to ride every week I think I only managed to actually MTB maybe four times over that period. This was a fail.
- Organise to be fitted for my bike properly – Success! I did do this one and very glad I did too.
- Sullivan’s Rock to Monadnocks Campsite, Bibbulmun Track – What do we call this one? 50/50? I did do a portion of the Bibbulmun Track and walked Sullivan’s Rock, but then failed to go in the planned direction and proceeded to get lost. Points for trying??
- Complete in Adventurethon Albany – Too right I did, feeling quite proud of that one.
I managed to complete 9 out of 15 items for a 60% completion rate. Looking back I feel like I achieved so much more. It just goes to show that it doesn’t matter about the things you don’t do only about the things you do. I still believe that I complete more when I write them down and plug away. So get busy dreaming, planning, and most importantly just get outside and move!!
Linking up with One Mother Hen.