Distance from airport while in landing Pattern

6/5/15 another low cloud day. It was close traffic time. Touch and Go.

I was creeping in close towards the airport while on down wind to runway 4.  I was focusing on flying level at 1200 ft. Tom patiently reminded me that I was getting too close to airport and needed to move more right.  I realized that I need to be more attentive to my surroundings and stop the horse blinder effect. In this situation  Tom taught me to simple place  the tip of the wing on the runway and keep it there. This will provide me safe distance while in  the landing pattern (down wind left pattern). I tried it and it worked. I just have to be consistent.

Looking forward to working on closed traffic.  Time seems to go so fast. Before you know it, we are Full Stop. Training over for today.