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28 in 28 birthday list [update 2]

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It’s been two months since my last update on my 28 in 28 list, so its high time for a new update. Halfway through these two months I started working full-time and I’m still adjusting to my new daily schedule, which of course had its impact.

I’m not that surprised I haven’t made enormous leaps of progress and all in all I’m satisfied with the ways things are progressing on my list. Slow and steady wins the race, they say. If you want to see my complete list you can find it in the original 28 in 28 post. Now, let’s get on with that update!

  1. Being able to run 10 km
    If it wasn’t for Ines talking about a running buddy to me at the Floraliën, I’d probably still wouldn’t have started with this point of my 28 in 28 challenge. Luckily she did and so I’ve joined her with the Start to Run program. Ines runs three times a week and I join her every Saturday. I’ve been able to keep up, but I’m guessing I’ll need to start doing some midweek running if I want to be able to keep up.
  2. Go on five citytrips in 2016
    April was a busy travel month. At the beginning of April we went to Paris for a quick city trip. It was my third time in Paris and I seem to appreciate the city more and more every time I return. My other trip took me to Utrecht for YALfest (about which I still need to write). This brings the total amount of city trips to three. I haven’t planned the other trips yet, I think it’s time to start to. I haven’t any clue where the fourth trip will lead to, but citytrip number five will take place somewhere between October and December, in the high north of Europe!
  3. Fill a sketchbook every six months
    When I started the 28 in 28 challenge I had two sketchbooks I was using. One of them has very bad paper and I hate using it. The other one was a sketchbook I started back in 2011, but never finished. Until now! Together with half of the sketchbook with the bad pages this makes one complete sketchbook. I already started a new one of course.
  4. Read forty books in 2016
    At the time of the last update I had read 8 books, now I’m at 17 books. I’m still two books ahead of schedule, although I have the feeling I’m not reading at all. It’s been weeks since I read my last words in The Dark Days Club, I still haven’t finished All the Light we Cannot See and The Tiger and The Wolf has been awkwardly long on “3% read” on Goodreads. It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s just that all the other things in life have priority right know.
  5. Do 120 workouts
    Currently I’m at workout n°23. After a great start in February I really slacked off. With my starting to run I’ve also found some new energy for other workouts, so I’ve started the Ripped in 30 program by Jillian Michaels. I’m only at day 3, but I think this will be more achievable than the other program I tried (6 week six pack) which was too hard for me.

I noticed the past weeks that with fewer free time to spent I’ve started making better use of my time. Less surfing the web and more doing what I really want to be consciously doing. If I’ll keep this trend up, I might make so good progress by the time the next update comes online.

Maybe you guys can give me a hint to what I definitely should be doing in the next two months?

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