Tuesday, November 1, 2011

a goal without a plan is just a wish

Personally, I love the beginning of a new month.  I love the newness of it, I'm usually ready to flip the calendar, and I'm always sometimes thinking of some way to challenge myself for that new, upcoming month.  I love early November, it's still very autumn-y...temperatures are still tolerable, Thanksgiving is weeks away, my sons birthday is ten days away, and a certain someone will be another year older *looks at ceiling*.   

Happy First Day of November!  I ran six miles for the first time ever.  I can't lie, it was pretty grueling.  I'm confident I wasn't physically ready to do this as I totally ran out of energy at mile five.  Mile five is my body's truck stop.  Done.  Finito.  No más.  It's not my breathing huffing and puffing, that's fine...my body...just...stops.  Live and learn, but hey, I did SIX MILES.  Which is four miles short of my current running goal.  Did I just say that?  Yes, I did! 

Goals.  First of the month.  Set some.  Now.

Here are mine:
Run at least twenty miles/week
push-up training
Plank-a-day  (one plank a day for as long as you can hold it) 
Less wine  (boo!  hiss!)

Why not start with a walk?  Or less snacking?  More water?   More sleep?

What are your goals for November?  Share!  Share!


  1. Six will get easier! Your body will forget all about five. Keep pushing forward.

  2. My goal is to get back to a workout routine that is set before I start work again. Oh- and to not eat all the Halloween candy- *sigh*

  3. Okay, today I'll make some goals. Good idea!

  4. Teresa, have Dan put the candy where you can't find it :) I'm lucky this year, not a single piece has made it's way into our house (kids too old).

    Mom, yeah! Big or small, something is better than nothing, right?

    Erin, you're so right...I just need to push through.

  5. You're doing soooo awesome, such an inspiration! 6 miles is so awesome, you rock!!!