Alright, halfway through the month and how am I doing? OK.

No Alcohol

So far this is actually going well, despite a few situations where a little buzz would have been nice. I’ve successfully done karaoke and attended a concert with a questionable opening act and not had a sip of an alcoholic drink. There have definitely been times (mostly college) where this would have seemed impossible, but I think knowing I can go back to business as usual next month makes it pretty tolerable.

No TV Shows

This one is also going well. I’ve filled the time with some movies (currently working through the Harry Potter series at about a movie per week) and reading. It’ll be tough not to immediately go back to TV binging next month, but if that happens I’ll probably just take another pause for March.

git commit Every Day

This one’s going… OK. I missed yesterday, and some of the other days have been obeying the letter of this goal, but not necessarily the spirit. I know it was ambititous so I’m not too worried about it, but it’s something I want to do better at for the next two weeks.

Finish 2 Books

Technically I’ve already completed it! The Crossroads of Should and Must was pretty short though, so I’d like to knock out another one before the month is over.

Run 75 Miles

This got off to an awful start. After a good 4 mile run on New Years Day I played in an all day volleyball tournament the next day, and spent the next week and a half with a swollen knee, unable to run. I’m just now getting back into it, so I’ll likely be a long ways from hitting this target. I can still ramp up (slowly over the next month or so) and get back on track for the yearly goal though.

Bike to Work 12 Days

I’m going to cut this one close, but not because I haven’t been biking. I’m at 6 so on pace, but between ski trip(s) the next two weeks and the occasional work from home day, I’ll need to bike to work every day. Hopefully the weather allows and I stick to it!

Weekly Checkin Journals


Alrighty, two weeks to go this month, gotta finish strong and start turning an eye towards next month. TV and Drinking will be nice to bring back, but for a new monthly challenge I’m gearing up for a month of no added sugar… which is going to be tough. There’s a reason I’m doing it the shortest month of the year.