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Mallory’s Summer Bucket List – July!

Hello and happy Wednesday! It’s half way through the work week you guys. We’re almost there. This week seems to be trudging along pretty slowly, probably because of the (#blessed) three day weekend from the holiday. Can we implement four day work weeks in the office every week? Question of the day, would you prefer to have Friday or Monday off of every week? I would choose Friday for no other reason than I like how not crowded places (particularly the gym) is on Friday mornings. Last Friday I had off from work I was able to get in a doctor’s appointment, walk the dog, go to the gym, and grocery store all before 12 pm, and then I had the rest of the day to just chill out! Ah, what a foreign luxury.

Well speaking of nothing (I’m real good at segues), remember last summer’s Dumb Summer Bucket List? No? You’re new? Oh that’s okay. It was essentially a list of activities/goals I wanted to accomplish for summer of 2014. Some goals were achieved (new job, yoga wristband), while others were not (curse you fishtail braid!!!). Now that we are back in the swing of summer, I thought it would be fun to draw up a new list of goals! I’m thinking I can start making this a monthly thing? I figured if I put my goals out there then that holds me accountable and if I suck at it you guys can yell at me? Let’s do this July 2015!

  • Do the splits!
Me at the end of July.

Me at the end of July.

I mentioned this in last week’s Friday Finds, but I really want to be able to do the splits by the end of this month! With the exception of the 4th of July (didn’t feel like doing anything besides sleeping after all the festivities), I have practiced the recommended stretches for 10-15 minutes a day, and last night I attempted the side splits and I got really close! I’m hoping being able to do the splits will benefit me in my yoga practice as well, especially with tricky leg lift poses. If any of you are interested in the stretches I’ve been doing, check out this super handy pose list created by Blogilates/Cassey Ho!

  • Make a variety of running playlists
running playlist

Everything about this is embarrassing.

This one may sound dumb, but I am currently using one super long running playlist on my iTunes that hasn’t been update in months, and I am super bored with it. I’d like to have a different playlist for different kinds of runs. Angry run. Happy run. Gym run. Weekend run. I’ve got the runs run (jk jk jk). Currently I have a playlist of 80 songs, some of which include Christmas music (specifically the N’SYNC Christmas album. Side note remember that music video where they sing to fake homeless people? I miss the 90’s), so I think it’s time to change it up a bit. Got any suggestions??

  • Create a capsule wardrobe


I’ve been mulling over this idea for a couple weeks now, but after reading Run Eat Repeat’s post on the subject yesterday, I really want to give this a go! A capsule wardrobe is basically cycling between 35-40 options in your existing wardrobe (shoes included). The goal is to cut out the pieces you no longer wear, and simplify your selection. It’s also a great opportunity to rummage through clothes for donations! I sorta kinda got started on this last weekend when I went through old t-shirts to donate, but I have yet to touch my work wardrobe. I’ll save that project for this weekend. Updates to follow if this will affect my Stitch Fix subscription. Spoiler alert, it won’t.

Okay I think three goals is a good starting off point. They seem doable, right? Let’s check back on these at the end of July and see if I bossed them all. Feel free to share any of your goals/bucket list items for the month in the comments!