So I have this one client that I call The Dalai Lama (in my head) because he kind of looks like him but he has white hair, and his demeanor reminds me of TDL (calm, reasonable, inner chi seems totally centered). He inquired about something over email, I provided the answer fairly quickly, and a few hours later, he stopped by my office and said, “Ms. Hungryface, thank you so much for the prompt response” as he had his fist balled up and moved it over my desk towards me. I was kind of confused about what was happening, so I went with my first instinct – I said “you’re welcome” and cautiously fist bumped him.
Well, he then shook his head no, and without words somehow convinced me to open up my hand. So I did, and he dropped some candy in my hand. Which… definitely made more sense and generation-appropriate.
In my defense, this guy might be elderly but he has an iPhone and stuff, so I didn’t think it was that much of a stretch that he knew what a fist bump was. 😉
Anyway, I have a lot of friends doing San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon in June – since I’m on my shopping abstinence and not buying clothes, shoes, and race fees this year, I’m feeling a twinge of envy with all the posts they’re putting up on their training. But, I realized just because I’m not running the race itself doesn’t mean I should stop from doing some sort of training, I just have to be more motivated since I’m not plopping down a couple hundred for the registration. So, I’ve decided to set a training schedule and mix it in with some financial and minimalist training, which I’ll be posting weekly to keep me accountable. Each week
until I lose interest, I’ll increase or make it more goal-specific just like I would marathon training, so hopefully by summer I’ll become a lean, mean, increased net worth machine:
Week 1 Goals (Saturday – Friday schedule):
1) Run 4 times a week for 20 miles total
2) 100 crunches, 100 side planks each side, 100 burpees, 100 push-ups, 100 walking lunges each week (I’m cheating, I think I might be doing this already but maybe in the 80 range)
3) 3 sweets only this week (this will be hard, that Widget on the right is such a liar when it states I’ve had less than 50 sweets since January… the debt and running mileage are updated frequently/accurately, though!)
4) No more than $150 for food/going out/gas (I seem to go over each week and want to aim for this and trim down each week)
5) Post on Ebay or donate 5 articles of clothing and 1 pair of shoes (I used Mochimac‘s tactic of getting rid of stuff if I had even the slightest doubt of keeping it. A stash is sitting in the corner of my closet and I’m
planning on letting go of it bit by bit)
Have a great weekend, everyone!