She has been an inspiration to me early on in my running/blogging "career".
Every quarter she likes to reevaluate her goals and see where she's at and if anything needs changing.
"Goals are always a work in progress so things definitely change over the matter of a year!"I figured it's time for me to reevaluate my goals too!
Really I only had one for 2011: Run a 5K under 30 minutes.
As most readers know, I chose this goal so that I could focus more on athleticism and not on losing weight. I wanted weight loss to be a "by-product" of my goal, not the main result.
So now that it's October, where am I now?
I started training in January and ran my first and only 5K of the year in May. I was about 7 weeks pregnant at the time.
It was tough.
But I did better than I thought I would!
I didn't reach my goal of less than 30 minutes.
My original plan was to try my best at my first 5K and evaluate what I needed to change for the next one.
But after finding out we were expecting, my fitness level dropped drastically. Which I now regret. I thought I had an excuse to
Since I most likely won't be running a 5K by the end of the year, I think it's best I rewrite my goals.
FOR THE 4TH QUARTER OF 2011:
I will have a healthy pregnancy- I will try my best to control my gestational diabetes. This means I need to closely watch what I eat, continue with my daily walks, and take my vitamins.
I will enjoy the last quarter of my pregnancy- Less than 12 weeks to go!! I need to be sure we have everything set for baby to arrive. I also want to start a baby journal so that I can document when I first felt baby's kicks (July 30), when my husband first felt baby move (September 1), when I felt baby's first hiccups (October 4), and other milestones. I can already feel that I'm going to miss being pregnant so I need to soak in all I can!
DO YOU SET GOALS EACH YEAR OR HAVE A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION?
I usually don't because every year it's the same goal- to lose weight. This year was supposed to be different and boy is it different! I think I might just recycle this goal for 2012. With a new baby, it will definitely be a new challenge.
HOW ARE YOU DOING ON YOUR GOALS?
I won't be achieving my goal this year but I'm OK with it. It's one more 5K than last year!