10 Books in 10 Days

This year, I set a goal to read 12 books. One book per month.

Here we are, December 16th, and I have only finished 2 whole books this year.

I decided that I do not want to finish this year, without working towards this goals.

Tomorrow, I have a half-day at work. Then, I’m off for two weeks.

So, I’m going to spend my break reading 10 books.

I’m not so certain I can do this; however, if I don’t try, then I definitely won’t.

Remember- it’s never too late to pick a goal back up!

I work better under pressure, anyways- haha!

Journey to 1/2 Marathon: 11/26

Well, since setting my goal for running a 1/2 Marathon in March. . . So far, I haven’t made any progress. I went running one day. For 3 minutes. I decided that I can.not. give up on myself.

The last time I proved to myself that I could do hard things was about 7 years ago.

Then, it was a mental obstacle. Once you get past the mental obstacle- your body can do hard things.

This time, I’ve been much more stagnant. I know that I can push past the mental obstacles of running, but now I’m worried about being able to overcome running long-distances, physically.

One thing I will say, is that I have been closing my rings more often. My jobs keeps me active. Now, I just need to add in cross-training and walking/running into my daily schedule.

Back to running…

2014- Hot Chocolate Race

Dallas, Tx

Today, I did something a little crazy…

I signed up for a 1/2 Marathon.

I haven’t raced consistently, since about 2014…

I signed up for the Bearathon…a race that I’ve wanted to do since we started racing back in 2012.

So, I plan on journaling this journey. I feel like it’ll probably be harder to get back into. Racing in my twenties, was hard mentally…and this time around, I feel like it will be harder to bounce back, physically…we shall see!

I want to see where racing takes me, this time!

Here’s to new journeys!

Your Goals

One thing I’m learning is that the goals we set don’t have to be grandiose. They don’t have to be loud. They don’t even have to be linear, following a specific track.

Write them down. And, also enjoy the journey. Know that if it doesn’t happen in the exact time frame you thought or how you thought, it still happens- and that’s something you should be proud of.

You can hustle. . . you can also take it slow.

Some seasons, your goals can be fluid.

This past year has taught me, that sometimes, goals happen long after you wrote the plan. Long after you changed the behaviors. Long after you’ve re-trained your brain. Long after you’ve done the front-end work.

So, set your goals. But, breathe. And be ok with them not happening on your time table. Because, sometimes, they don’t.