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Fail to plan, plan to fail

6 Jun
I only ran 6 out of the 9 miles I was supposed to do this weekend. I can come up with the reasons why 9 miles didn’t happen, but they’re just excuses. Weekends are really hard for me to stay on track. We had awesome tickets to the Sox game, and we had plans to meet up before the game at Boston Beer Works. As an aside, I truely hate going there before a Red Sox game. There’s always a long line of people who are out-of-towners. I feel as though the locals choose other places to hit up before the games, but since I was going to the game with out-of-towners, I just went with the flow. But the early meet up time, plus having to drop the pup off at daycare first, meant that my run time was cut short. Or, I could have just woken up earlier, or laced up my sneakers faster… (Seriously, I don’t know why it takes me so long to get ready to go for a run.)
It all comes down to poor planning. Guilty as charged! Because of this realization, I know that I need to get my goals finalized and posted so that I can start to work on them. While I was sitting in traffic this morning, trying to figure out how I could avoid traffic in the future, I started to think about my August 2012 goal of being financial free of any “debts,” so to speak. I am prepared to still be in student loan debt, and some credit card debt, by that date, but I would like to be in a situation where I am able to change careers, or at the very least, change employers. So here’s what I came up with: