Friday, December 23, 2011

Visit the Shedd Aquarium

I hadn't been to the Shedd Aquarium since I was a child, so I was definitely overdue for a visit. And then, voila!, there was a Groupon offering a discount on two adult passes with access to the Jellies exhibit.

The Groupon expires tomorrow, so we meant to go on Sunday, but we totally forgot our plans. So after work last night Rich and I headed over for a couple of hours. I have to say that it's much smaller than I remember, but we also didn't get to see everything. We totally missed the Oceanarium with the dolphins, penguins, sea lions, etc. We had a misunderstanding about to what our wristbands allowed us entry.

I'm going to count this goal as done, but I'm definitely going back to see everything I missed. I'm most disappointed that I didn't get to see the penguins.

Goals Accomplished: 11
Days Remaining: 931
Money Saved: $180

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Become Reiki 1 Attuned

Today I received my Reiki 1 attunement. It was something I can't really describe. I felt so happy and full of energy, light, and power during and after.

I can't go into the details of the process but to say that I met with my teacher a couple of times to learn, I studied at home a lot and practiced on myself, and then met with my teacher a final time today to receive my last instruction and attunement. It is amazing and only the beginning of a new journey for me. I'm excited!

On another note, this also marks completion of 10% of my goals so far! What a great day! Yay, me!

Goals Accomplished: 10
Days Remaining: 933
Money Saved: $168

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Attend a Running Clinic

I'd been having some pain in my right foot and leg lately. I knew it had to be from heel striking as I was running, but I didn't know what to do to fix the situation. Then while I was tooling around on Fleet Feet's website, I saw they have a Good Form Running Clinic on their calendar.

This is exactly what I was looking for. First, they took video of us running with and without our shoes. Then, I learned about the four steps to good form running: Posture, Mid-Foot, Cadence, and Lean. There were so many light bulb moments for me, especially when we got to see our video and the instructors evaluated us based on what we learned. Now I know how to fix that heel striking issue, and hopefully I'll have happier runs -- and feet!-- going forward.

Goals Accomplished: 9
Days Remaining: 943
Money Saved: $148