The Next Goal

What’s next after last years big race?  What would be a good challenge?  Seeking type two fun is what make me an athlete, it’s who I am.

I’m contemplating a couple races.  Not another Iron Tri.  Not yet.  Maybe do some single sport races.  But I’ll write about those later because…

My next big goal has to be….Screen Shot 2016-02-27 at 9.00.33 PM

Budgeting.

Feel free to run away screaming or fall asleep from
boredom.
But this is seriously a type two fun adventure, just like all my normal race goals.  I’ve been both wanting and avoiding it for years.  Years!  I hate this, I dread it, I’m dragging myself to it kicking and screaming.  But I know it will be worth it later.  I know I’ll feel so much better when it’s over.  I’ll be less embarrassed and hopefully a little proud.

I know almost nothing about managing money.  Granted, I have so little of it to manage.  I know just enough to pay my bills and not get in too much trouble.  My only goals have been simply to spend less and make more.  It’s kind of like when someone wants to “get healthy” and has only a vague idea what might be involved.

Let’s compare this to running. Let’s say I had never run a mile but wanted to do a 5k.  I’m not injured, or overweight, or disabled, I just have never run.  With my background and goals it wouldn’t make sense to throw me into a CrossFit class, or overwhelm me with macronutrients, ask me to do hill workouts, or discuss marathon training.   That’s what all the financial classes and books seem to be.  I just need a walk/jog plan, the personal finance equivalent of the couch to 5k plan.  And then the discipline and accountability to actually do it.ch950222Which is why I’m announcing this goal publicly.  Budgeting is my next race.   I’m just going to get off the couch and do a little walk-jogging.  I’ll worry about the marathon of financial goals later.

Hopefully this will make paying for all my other goals possible.

 

 

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