As we move into November I’m just starting to feel like I’m doing better at being more active after dealing with my ankle injury. Though I love running, it’s not the end all be all for me. However, without running (at times) I feel a little lost…ever feel that way about something?
I’ve only been running 1-2 times a week which is fine since I’m not training for a race at the moment. However, I probably should start doing some longer runs on the weekends if I’m considering doing the Hypothermic Half in January (15th). If I run it, I’ll sign up last minute and pay the hefty fee as it’s going to depend on the weather and if we can get into the city that weekend.
Having said that, I’ve realized I need some goals. Specific goals. Little goals. Easy goals. Goals I can accomplish but still have to work for….they can’t be THAT easy. So, I started with some little things:
More workouts each week
This doesn’t have to be running but just more workouts. In the last week I’ve run twice, gone to soccer once and barre class yesterday. I’m planning to go to yoga today as well. Small goal but still have to work for it.
More daily movement
Some days I can literally sit at my desk ALL DAY LONG! For someone that works in the Physical Activity world…well, sitting all day isn’t something we’d promote that’s for sure. So, I’m trying to get up before my watch beeps at me “you’ve been sitting too long. If I’m not working out at lunch time then I want to at least get outside and walk for 10-20 minutes. More daily movement.
Oh, those 2017 Races
I wrote down all the races I want to do next year the other night and I got really excited. Now those seventeen…yes, 17 races are just races I want to do. I will not be able to do them all, nor even half of them but hey, a girl can dream. Some are local, some are in the city (family visits) and some are out of Province that require long drives or maybe even a flight! Right now, that list is all just about the possibilities and a way to get me motivated to start running more.
One day at a time. I enjoy blogging but can’t write every day of the week or even more then 1-2 days a week. I’m going to do what I can and try to not worry about the stuff I can’t do. However, I do post on Instagram almost daily, so come check it out!
More family time
Oh, I live for the weekends. More specifically, I live for the weekends when my husband isn’t working 😉 Last weekend was probably one of the best weekends we’ve had in a while. Nothing planned other then swimming lessons (they are doing so great) and gymnastics (which got cancelled). We raked leaves and had some trees cut in our yard and the girls helped us move the wood too! This lead to a campfire and s’mores because….why not, right!
Sunday’s adventures started off right when I left breakfast on the table for the girls the night before and told them not to wake us up. Seriously, I wanted to sleep in. At 5:45 am, Lilly crept in our room “Mama, is it morning time”…NO, go back to bed. “I can’t sleep anymore”….Go read some books quietly. Then Hilary woke up and “quiet” went out the door. They did play as quiet as they could, reading books and then then discovering the breakfast on the table. I heard the fridge door open and close, laughter and very little arguing. However, after a handful of “be quiet, please”, “let us sleep a little longer, please”, I finally opened my eyes enough and woke up to start the day.
Mini goals. Easy goals. Something to focus on and enjoy. Is it Friday yet 😉
Do you set mini goals?
Have you started to think about 2017 yet?
Do you plan your weekends ahead or go with the flow more?
14 thoughts on “Sometimes I Need Goals”
I had just finished making a list of all my 2017 wish-list races when I stopped to read your blog. 🙂 It must be that time of year. Some of my wishlist races are on the same day so I certainly won’t be doing all of mine either.
Sounds like we are on the same page – looking at races for next year! Hope what ever races you do run in are awesome!
All about the mini goals. I don’t know where I am going with some parts of my life as well, and the whole IVF thing is putting even more of a monkey wrench into things!
I think mini-goals will be my focus from now on! Yes, IVF is a stressful thing to go through. I’ve had close family go through this and blessed with a beautiful little one. Hang in there.
I can definitely relate to not having a lot of time to blog about my week! I’ve found it easier to get my posts done if I pick specific days that I’ll post on (it’s one of my mini goals!). I’ve also been trying really hard to work on building my number of weekly posts slowly instead of trying to do it all at once and then burning out.
I used to have more time when my husband was away for work (multiple days to weeks) but now that he’s home, I kinda like spending time with him 😉
Burn out with blogging was how I was feeling the last 2-3 months so I’m happy to just take it one day at a time now.
Haha I couldn’t agree with you more, family time is awesome. Glad you were able to stick with the blogging and that you’re back to enjoying it 🙂
YES! Mini goals work so much better for me these days. I hope you have a terrific November. Love reading about your activities and seeing your pictures. You always seem to have so much fun!
My lack of running is probably why I’ve been feeling so meh and blah about so many things this fall, but for some reason, I also don’t feel drawn to running.
Oh these all look like great goals!! I’m also on the off season, and my mini goals are quite similar- move your body every day in some way (whether that just be a walk round the block). Desk jobs can really suck that out of you…
With you 100% on the desk jobs thing. I’ve been forcing myself to take a 30-ish minute walk at lunch everyday to keep myself moving.
I try to wander as far as humanly possible in my lunch hour! 🙂
Goals are powerful and mini goals are a great way to stay on track. I keep taking breaks from blogging. When I don’t have time or great ideas, I just take a break for a bit. There’s nothing wrong. Honestly, I follow some bloggers who post daily and I think they end up rambling most of the time. Post when you can and people will keep coming back. I certainly will!
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