Sunday, October 2, 2011

October Goals

Hello friends, can you believe it, October already!! Woke up today and these legs were KILLING ME! Not really sure what I did, I have been swimming the past two days but I did do some calf raises on a calf machine Friday at the gym and followed that with a day of walking trails with the kids for our field trip. Yesterday they were sore, but this morning I woke up and my calves hurt worse. So as much as I wanted to go on a long bike ride today, I took a rest day to massage and ice my calves.
Since it is the start of a new month, I thought why not add some goals to the month of October. So here goes!
1. Make at least one different dinner meal a week, just one other then my usual dinner of pita bread with cottage cheese and a salad with fish.
2. Depending on my Achilles (getting much better) I would like to try to get in a few runs at the distance of most two miles
3. Carve pumpkins..every year Craig and I buy the pumpkins with all attempts to carve them and it never happens, I am determined this year!!
4. Increase my swim laps by 5 each week. This week I hit 40 laps in 45 minutes! I am pretty impressed, it was taking me 55 minutes a month ago just to get in 36 laps.
5. Get my bike out for a bike ride before it turns cold...I had plans to do that today but soreness got in the way
6. Order wedding invitations, which means I have to get hotels finalized, rehearsal dinner planned, and wedding rehearsal times planned....
I think those are some good goals for start! I really want to be more specific with my running but it is so hard to gauge a certain mile number when you are recovering from an injury.
What are your October Goals??

9 comments:

  1. Great goals for October! My goals are to enjoy my first real fall--carving pumpkins, corn mazes and apple festivals! Plus to keep going with marathon training.

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  2. These are fantastic goals for October... I cant wait to read how well you do with them :) This kind of relates to your first goal... I just want to continue trying something new each week. I don't want to get in a food rut

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  3. These are great goals! I hope you complete them :)I had a similar food goal for last month and I think I made it work. Hmm I think I'll do an October goals post too! :)

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  4. Oooh i like this running goal of yours :) I really hope your achilles feels better this month so you can fulfill that! I should also probably try to change up my meals. I always just go for the same quick and easy stuff that tastes good every time. but other things are just as quick and easy and delicious!

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  5. good goals, it's good to write down your goals. mine are to run my first race and KILL it, to also carve awesome pumpkins /w my fam (but we do every year) and to make my dog a costume b/c he always gets left out.

    oh and to find a better job!

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  6. I hope you feel better soon!! Great goals for the month! My goals are to finish my upcoming half with pride and the respect that it deserves, and to keep running.

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  7. Fabulous goals, love it!

    I like how you're planning at least one new/real meal per week. That sounds like a great way to expand the menu, but in a realistic way. I may just try that system myself.

    And holy word, I would love to be able to swim 40 laps in 45 minutes, you are so strong!

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  8. I love these goals! I would love to carve a pumpkin to!

    This october, I want to be able to run consistently, injury free. I want to make one out of the ordinary dinners once a week, and I want to plan time to read or journal more often.

    Great post by the way!

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  9. Love your goals, looking you are very strong! Definitely you reach your goals, god bless you dear. Thanks for the creating and sharing this post!


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