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Fall Goals

Friday, September 23, 2011

As some of you know, I have been struggling with goals.

After a chat with a campus leader, I decided to make a goal with miles on a treadmill. You see my campus is getting a pink treadmill for Breast Cancer Awareness. For the month of October, for every mile that is ran/walked, 10 cents is donated to research. My goal? Complete 60 miles on that emoticon! I am really excited about this goal!

I got to thinking about my running and such. I came to the conclusion that races do keep me focused. So, I decided I want to do 100 races by the time I turn 30, April 2016. This sounds like a huge number, doesn't it? But, so did 100 pounds and I did that! I can do this, too!

In 2009, I did two races.
In 2010, I did four races.
In 2011, I hope to complete six races.

See the pattern?! As long as I increase by four races each year, I will be able to reach my goal!

Another goal I have is more traditional. In other words... bor-ing! Haha!

They are to lose ONE pound each week. This means by I would be 153 by November 18th! Also, every other week I would be taking measurements and photos.

Lastly (but not least), I am going to keep lifting MWF with free weeks. At the end of the 8 weeks, I am going to reward myself with something. Not sure with what yet, though.

So, instead of working on homework, I worked on a revamping my motivational board which has my goals on it. Now, I feel focused.

What are your goals for the fall? For October? emoticon
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  • ERIKA05
    Good for you! I'm travelling for all of October, so my goals are more amorphous - something along the lines of: don't overeat, easy on the wine, do something ambitious and physical every second day (like climbing the Eiffel Tower), be awesome, have fun! It's weird because I'm normally very goal oriented, so the idea of "free-lancing" kind of bothers me. I'm bringing my HRM though, so hopefully that will help me to keep on track and be realistic about how many calories climibing the Eiffel Tower actually burns.
    I love the idea of 100 races by your 30th birthday! I wonder what a reasonable number would be for *someone* turning 29 in like a week...

    I can;t wait to check in and see how it all went when I'm back. Good luck with your awesome October goals!
    3172 days ago
    Good goals!! If you need some races to run next year and don't mind a 2 hour drive, have some nice races down by me.
    3173 days ago
    I like this new spark that has you on fire. Give if your best because that's what you deserve.
    3174 days ago
    Good job!!

    My goals:

    1. Maintain my weight by continuing to track my nutrition and portion control -- meaning continuing to weigh/measure. Keeps me honest!

    2. I want to have at least one meatless meal/week.

    Ok -- boring goals, I admit!

    Keep on sparking!
    3174 days ago
    Sounds like good goals!

    Hmm, I haven't given it much thought but I guess my goals are to maintain my weight and run my first full marathon on December 3. I would like to get more toned but that will come with time and more STing.

    Good luck with your goals!
    3175 days ago
    You can do this you know! You will, too! emoticon
    3175 days ago
    How many races have you complete so far this year?
    3175 days ago
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