My List of 27 Things to Do While I'm 27: August Update Edition

It was five months ago that I turned 27 and kicked off my List of 27 Things to Do While I'm 27. Since then, I've been keeping track of my progress of the dozen-or-so items on that list. Some of them are easy, some are meant to help me spread my wings in this new-ish city of mine, some are nigh-on impossible that I'll be chasing after for years to come. But they're all worthy goals to guide this glorious year of 27.

Here's how I've fared on the list during the month of August. (I'm almost at the halfway point!)

Goal #5: Go swimming.
I thought this one would be easier than it was, but with such a stifling and scathingly hot summer, it seemed too much work to even enjoy the pool.

However, we did make one outing to the community pool down the street from us. And lo and behold it even has a (very, very, small and short) lazy river through one stretch that made me love it, in spite of the fact that we could only stay an hour because of the heat. (Think we're wimps? I'm fine with that. Not a single sunburn for me this entire summer!)

And, when we went on vacation with my in-laws to the beach, there was plenty of swimming (on purpose in the pool and accidentally in the ocean) that made up for our lack of it at home. We got to hop waves, spot dolphins, play pool games with Michael's little brothers and I even got to do some poolside reading: Iconicly summer and satisfying.

Goal #15: (Of course make trips back to Ohio, but that’s a given, isn’t it?)
As it would turn out, we haven't been able to make as many trips back to Ohio as I would like, and have only been back once the entire 2010 year! We managed to squeeze in a week-long trip and get to see some of my favorite familiar faces, which is always such a thrill to be able to catch up, even if it is only for a short jaunt over dinner at Panera or breakfast at First Watch. I miss all of you already!

Goal #19: Take as many walks outside as possible.
During the springtime, I would usually be able to squeeze in a walk if not every day, then every other day. But, due to the heat wave that's been unrelenting, my walks have seriously slacked of late. I could wake up earlier to get one in before it gets too hot, but I just haven't felt that motivated. Sometimes after dinner, if Michael and I don't have evening plans, we'll take a walk once the temperature has cooled off. I'm hoping to get back into my regular routine and ramp up the walks, since it's really the only kind of exercise I enjoy--and consequently will actually do with any consistency!

(Here's my original List of 27 Things To Do While I'm 27, along with links to my monthly progress updates.)

Related Links
My Goals for This Year
My Mid-Summer Progress Update

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