New Year’s Goals – Progress Update – Five Months

Time sure does fly when you have two kids under two.  This will be the last month I can say that, as my daughter turns 2 next month.  It seems like May is always a busy month, and then the summer slows down a little starting in June.  We’ll see if that trend continues this month.  Here’s an update on my 2013 New Year’s Goals:

1) Reduce debt by 68.33%.
Target: 21.5%, Actual: 11.45%.  We are still saving for finishing our basement, so we can’t put anywhere near the amount toward this that I originally planned at the beginning of the year.  The good news is that I think we finally have enough saved up to start making some good headway, so the debt reduction can start back up next month.  It’s a big difference to make up, but hopefully we can do it.  Here’s a graph of the progress so far:

debt-reduction-june.xlsx

2) Run a 5k.
I ran three times in May.  Not as much as I’d like, but it was a busy month.  Ideally I’d double that this month.

3) Complete a bike race.
It’s more time consuming to get good exercise on a bike.  A run takes me 20 minutes, while a good bike ride takes 1-2 hours.  This should be easier once Blake gets closer to one year old, as I could take both kids then.

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