October Goals/September Recap

September goals

  1. Finish last two long runs & two taper long runs for marathon; continue to bike & swim 2x/week; have fun with the exercise!  – mostly success; the swimming didn’t happen as much as it should’ve. In fact, I only swam ONCE the whole month.
  2. Take care of the body – nutritionally (visit nutritionist & follow her advice) & physically (two sports massages + PT exercises 3x/week) – Success! I didn’t do the PT exercises 3x/week, but I did follow the massage guy’s advice & do lots of stretching.
  3. Roll over one orphan IRA (finance) – FAIL! dammit.
  4. Stay on top of all school work for super intense 4-week writing class (school) – SUCCESS!
  5. CAMPING! Again! (personal/relationship) – FAIL! Goal 4 took precedence over goal 5.

October goals

  1. Run a marathon. Don’t Die.
  2. Have a great anniversary. Don’t buy the architect a lame gift, like the one I got him for our 1-year date-a-versary.
  3. Relax. Be mellow. Start yoga-ing again. Or something. Seriously. Get a grip.
  4. Get the house all ship-shape, including finally (seriously – it’s been 2.5 years) reupholstering the skanky-ass dining room chairs. It will take one afternoon. For reals.
  5. Start the de-cluttering. By the end of the month, one room should be sorted for 1) keeps; 2) donation; 3) yard sale (thanks for the inspiration Jeep Girl!)

I knew that adding grad school into the mix was going to add a lot more stress to my life. I didn’t realize that I had a “two stressors at a time” personal limit.  With that now known, I think I may have to re-evaluate my race goals through early 2012 (which I finish school). I’m thinking about just giving it all up & getting fat again.

Recent Comments

  • Glam
    October 1, 2009 - 5:50 pm ·

    Ack. You sounds stressed! Maybe you should add more massages to your goals! I’d come chillax with you & some martinis if I could! Hang in there.

  • Carolina John
    October 2, 2009 - 11:44 am ·

    a good friend of mine in raleigh did that. we went to college together, and she was quite a large (but really nice) girl; one of my closest friends. She lost 80 lbs on weight watchers then went to grad school and gained it all back. but in may she’ll have her master’s degree.

    i don’t think it’s worth it.

    Run this marathon sunday. knock it out of the park. Have a blast and revel in your accomplishment. Then take on anything else that life throws at you.

  • Jen
    October 3, 2009 - 7:06 am ·

    Not sure if you’ll post again before the marathon so I better get in my GOOD LUCK comment.

    GOOD LUCK AMY! And don’t forget to have fun. I know you can do this. We will be rooting for you tomorrow! Go get em.