Jerome has exposed a major weakness in me last night. I tend to analyze myself and everything I’m thinking about so much that I end up paralyzed from taking any action. I realize that you can only do so much thinking and you have take action.
The problem with my goals, that I’ve thought so much about it, read so much about it, I stopped doing anything about it.
So the decision? Focus on one or two goals at a time (personal and work-related). And just figure out the first/next step.
Here are my personal goals (and the next action).
— Pay off $1,800 in debt. (I spent a little much in S. Korea!) and have at least $2,000 in my emergency fund by the end of the summer. (Next step: develop a payment plan….)
— Be trained to run the Royal Victoria Marathon on October 12. (Next step: Follow runner’s world returning runner’s plan until July 7 and have a long run of 65 minutes (approx 4-4.5 miles).
Encouragement is needed!!
February started off great, but I totally slacked during the last two weeks. The goal is to be consistent…I need to be if I want to run that half-marathon.
Miles run: 25.85 mi
Weekly average: 6.5 mi (not great, but not horrible)
Longest run: 5 mi (yay! an improvement)
Hills: 2! (Rich people playgrounds are great workouts!)
So let’s set the 40 mile goal again. I think it’s doable, but I have to stick to it the entire month!
However, I do feel more healthy. I have been eating less junk. I only ate fast food once last month and lots more fruits and veggies. Also I can tell that my core is getting stronger.
To be fair, I should also mention that I have been running.
During the month of January I ran: 28 miles.
Weekly average: 7 miles.
Longest run : 4 miles.
Average pace: 10:30 mile.
Not bad, but of course could be better. There were some weeks I only ran once. And I could have ran more during my vacation in Kentucky. But no panic, I think it’s a good start and we’ll strive for better in February.
Monthly total: 40 miles (10 miles per week)
Long run -5-6 miles