Sunday, January 27, 2013
New Year Goals Status Update
First the easy ones, easy because I was already doing them and only hope to continue doing them. Not much of a goal, but we all need some padding to make us feel better.
Goal: Try to run everyday. - Check. I am still running everyday. I have been since the week before Thanksgiving. It is not as hard as I thought, but there have been a few days where it was touch and go. Especially a week of rain where you look at that treadmill with as much excitement as you have for getting your flu shot.
Goal: To Run a 1/2 Marathon. - Have made good progress. I signed up for the Locomotive Half in Kennesaw for Sunday, February 17, 2013. That is 3 weeks away. I have been steadily working my own training plan and I feel pretty ready. Next week while hubby heads to San Diego for a family visit, I will be doing my final long practice run (a two hour run as prep). I don't have a bunch of performance goals for the 1/2. I think those just interfere with my primary goal of not embarrassing myself by being hauled away in an ambulance.
Goal: To Read more. - I am doing pretty well with this. I have already completed 7 books this month. I signed up with Good Reads for their 2013 reading challenge and committed to reading 60 books this year. If you could not tell I like to use the Internet to help me be more accountable. People who know me might think that is pretty funny, because some might say I am the most self-motivated person they have ever met. That, by the way, is not always a good thing.
Goal: To run 1500 miles in 2013. - So for all you mathematicians out there, you know that is approximately 29 miles a week. I am a little behind that averaging 27 - 29 miles a week. I still have time, but I may not make the 1500. I will crush the 988 from 2012. Really this is just a way to make sure I keep pushing myself. I try to focus more on being able to run without injury, so sometimes I don't make the 30 miles a week.
Goal: To eat healthier. - Just to be clear, my normal diet did not consist of chocolate ice cream, Frito's, and fried chicken prior to 2013. BTW my husband wishes that was our regular diet. I had a pretty good diet. Mostly I wanted to add more salad, eat out less, and eat less processed food. I have been pretty successful adding more salad. We are now eating about 5 a week with our dinner. I have not been as successful with eating out less or the processed food. Sometimes a girl is just tired or late! I have done well about bringing my lunch to work so I don't go out at lunch. I haven't given up just trying to be honest about where we are.
Goal: To watch less TV. - I think we have done better with this. I no longer just watch TV. I cut out stupid reality shows about housewives and endless bickering. I can't help it, I am still addicted to food competitions. I know, but I get some good recipes from them. Today we had an Asian Purple Cabbage Slaw. Thanks to Lizzie on Top Chef! If there isn't anything I want to see I shut it off and read or do something else. We could probably do better with this and like the eating healthier I am still trying.
Not being exactly where I want, but working toward improvement is why I call them 2013 Goals not resolutions. We are a month in and I think I am doing okay.
New Goal: Finding a new job. - For those who have read my blog you know I have made the decision, following a talk with my boss, to find a new job. I don't just want to jump frying pan to fire so I am really trying to take my time and decide what the next best move is for me. It is definitely a goal to be in a new job by the end of 2013. I kind of look forward to a new challenge and a fresh opportunity. How are your New Year goals going? It is never to late to evaluate, adjust, or recommit!