Oh March. You were such a bad, bad, bad month. Like for reals bad. Vacationing in Australia….feeling like sh!t which led to a small shopping spree at a recent half price Banana Republic sale (can you say emotional spender!?) and signing up for another runDisney race challenge (and already booking the airfare because the flights were decently priced and perfect)…it was baaaaaad. I mean those last two were nearly $1,000 right there…but have no fear, there is no debt happening to cover these costs…the money has slowly been accumulating to pay for these racecation expenses.
I would love to do an all out shopping ban to prevent me from splurges like the Banana Republic one or spending a ton of money on cold brew iced coffees, but in all honesty, I know it won’t work. I really value my occasional fancy coffee dates with friends and I know that the next few months are filled with baby showers, birthdays and just general summertime shenanigans. Life is too damn short and though I want to save my money, I don’t want to live like a hermit either.
For the next four months… April 1 – August 31, I’m going to do my very best to get back to being a mindful spender and I’m going to go back to tracking my expenses again, but, also, as a unique twist, I am going to track the things I didn’t buy…and their costs…so I can get at least some appreciation of what I have saved.by not succumbing to my spendy desires. I’m hoping that watching the total cash I didn’t spend over the next few months is going to help spur me on to greater resolve to not spend money foolishly.
Wish me luck!!! Will update you on April 30th!
Soo…Team Can-Am is going to Wine n Dine! Me, Nic and Kellie are doing Lumiere’s Two-Course Challenge and Rae and Kim are doing the half. I’m so excited and relieved we got in. Especially since Rae and I encountered some pretty horrible technical problems..
I’m so excited about getting to spend the weekend with these lovely ladies and run what will be my twentieth half marathon (with a last minute addition to my current schedule), my fifth Disney Challenge (by the time I get there I will have done Dumbo twice, Glass Slipper and Pixie Dust) and my first time doing Wine n Dine.
Now I just need to train…and based on the runs I have experienced over the last week, after being away from running due to vacation and illness for a month, it may not be all that fun to start. lol.
Team Can Am!!!
Sooo…last year, I couldn’t make Wine n Dine happen. New job, my (at the time) mysterious stomach ailment (I’m looking at you Herbie the Hip Flexor) and the change from going with my grams and cousins to run to just me going…well, it messed with everything and I did not go and I missed out on Wine n Dine with my girls. Every time I look at this pic…it makes me sad, though I love that flat Lisa was part of it. 🙂
Today I am hoping that me, Rae and Kellie get in for our races as part of the Wine n Dine weekend and that we will all be there and running and awesome.
And, truthfully, even if it doesn’t happen and I don’t get in…I’m still going. My flights are booked as is the hotel. I just may not add to my medal haul like I am hoping.
Good luck everyone and hopefully, the next time I post, it will be filled with happy registration news.