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Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Day, New Month, New Goals

Well, I guess I should go back to my September list and see what hasn't been crossed off and add that to my October goal list. I started out all gung ho and once school started and the running around began my enthusiasm kind of fizzled out. This is what was left on the old list:

1). Clean upstairs rec "room."  10/2/11
2). Sort through and organize Charlie's closet.
3). Sort through and organize CJ's closet.
4). Sort through and organize Chelsea's closet.
5). Sort through and organize Chelsea's desk.
6). Spray paint coffee table.
7). Spray paint end table.

Gee, it seems like I didn't get very much accomplished since there was only 11 things on the list. I did go through the closets and take out all clothes that don't fit or aren't worn anymore and I now have several bags to donate to charity. Now I just have to organize the crap that's left, like games and things I'm saving from the kids' younger years. The spray painting has to wait for a day when I'm not babysitting AND good weather. Those don't always happen at exactly the same time! So, I guess I'll tackle #1 on the list today! Keeping up with the fall clean-up on the yard should probably take some kind of priority this month, as well.

There were some fitness goals in my September post that never made "the list." The first was to run the Smith Point 5k in under 30 minutes. Because I thought I would be running the 10k a week later without my music, I attempted the 5k without it as well. MISTAKE. All I heard was my breathing and the voice in my head telling me I couldn't do it. By some miracle I came in at 30:36, which is under a 10 minute mile, my personal best. It still irks me, though.

The second fitness goal for September was to run the Hampton Bays Lions Club 10k under 1:10:00. I had run 6 miles on my 40th birthday (the 13th) in 1:04:39, but that was at the track, a nice flat course (and without the .2!). When I considered the bridge I was going to have to conquer, I thought 70 minutes might be too optimistic, so I was aiming for under 1:15:00. Who would have thought that "No Headphones" on the registration form doesn't actually mean no headphones? I brought my iPod just in case, and I'm so glad I did! Everyone else had theirs, so I ran with my beloved playlist blasting in my ears. I also had my new Forerunner that kept me on track for the pace I was aiming for. I came in at 1:04:09!!! Under my 6 mile run, WITH the .2 miles added AND the bridge!!! I'm still in awe of it!

So, October fitness goals? Well, there are no races on the horizon yet. I would like to do a run that's on the same course as the Smith Point Bridge race and kick that 30:00 wall's ass, but my husband doesn't want me to do it. I still don't have a clear understanding of the reason why. I did run 7 miles (on the treadmill- always need that disclaimer) on Thursday (the 29th), so I'm thinking my goal shall be to do an 8 mile run, either on the treadmill or outside. I'm working on getting ready for a half-marathon next year!!


  1. CONGRATS on an awesome 10-K time!! And people ALWAYS have headphones at races--I think the race officials just say that to cover their asses if someone gets hurt from not being aware of their surroundings :)

  2. Thanks Katie! I'm so glad I got to try your Forerunner because it convinced me to buy my own. I've become somewhat of a numbers fiend and the watch keeps me on track. I used it yesterday and ran 3 miles in 29:05! LOVE it!