Goals for November 2017
You guys – I love goal setting. I think it has something to do with the fact that I am a list person. Accomplishing something, whether on a to-do list or a bucket list provides that very satisfying feeling of accomplishment and I love setting new mini-goals at the beginning of each month.
With the end of the year just two months away, I am also starting to think about how I want to reframe my goal setting for 2018. I have a few ideas and will be changing that process up a little bit but more on that later. Here’s how I did in October.
Celebrate someone pretty dang important
We had a pretty awesome month and celebrated his birthday and our anniversary with friends and lots of bike rides.
Start a new blog series
I rolled out the My Sport Isn’t All I’m Crushing and there is a new edition each Friday. You can check out the first two features below:
Start a new mentoring project
I have met with the organization and gotten the ball rolling. This looks like it will be happening early next year, but in the meantime, I have picked up a few other projects to work on. It’s been an awesome month.
Run a 5 KM
Check! And a shiny new 18:14 PB.
What am I hoping to accomplish in November?
Do a cleanse for the month
Not that I am thrilled about this one, but I am needing to clean up my act a little bit going into the holidays. I normally do a reset around this time and I work with my sports nutritionist to make sure that I do it properly. It isn’t overly complex (because she knows I would cheat if it was) but I started easing into it this week and I am almost immediately noticing positive changes.
Kick off Gala/Christmas Party Season
Bring out the evening gowns and hair extensions – it’s time to party! Probably the WORST month to be doing a cleanse but I have a number of both work and play-related galas and parties this month so it is time to get my sparkle on. I need to get my outfits organized so if you have any dress style suggestions, I can always use some ideas.
Do another 5 KM
Again, this one is just for fun and I am treating it as a workout. It is a cheap and cheerful race without all the bells and whistles, just a nice scenic course and a timing map called Musagetes 5 KM. I find that it is helpful to have little mini events while I am off of my formal training plan to help keep me motivated to not skip basic fitness workouts.
Get all my Christmas shopping done
I think this is on my list every November and I think that this may be the year that I am able to make it!
And that’s all for this month, friends. Happy Wednesday!