Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I started out thinking I was only going to do my noraml running route, which is about 4.5 miles. But as I neared home, I realized that I was enjoying my run so I decided to keep on going and aim for a 10k distance.
I hit the 8k close to my driveway and thought I'd head down toward the lake and turn around when my nike+ announced I went 9k. Well, it turned out that I went all the way down to the lake. Notice I said "down", almost 1 mile downhill. That meant that I had to go almost 1 mile uphill on the turn around.
I am so pleased with my progress -- I was able to run all the way back up that road.
It was such a pretty run too. The leaves are just starting to turn. The best thing is now I have running route for a 10k. Oh, my finishing time - 1:06'57 -- my best time so far.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
This chapter is about FOCUS or in other words setting goals based upon who I am and what do I want to accomplish in life. I have been rereading this chapter over and over because I feel like I have been just going with the flow for the majority of my life.
I feel like I am always putting everyone's needs before mine, expect for recently. I finally got firm and said I need to take the time and make sure I get my exercise in. So, I guess that is a start.
This morning I sat down to write out my goals only to have a blank piece of paper in front of me for over an hour. I was having a hard time thinking about what I really want to accomplish in my life. I have been married for 31 years and spent the majority of those years being in the role of a homemaker, with the exception of the 5 years I worked as a customer service representative for a mail-order company. I should add, thosse were some on the worst years of my life. I only stuck it out because of the medical package.
I went to school a few years back for a culinary program but was so disappointed with the lack of teaching that I feel the degree I earned is worth not much more than the paper it is printed on. However, one of the courses got me interested in nutrition so I cannot say it was a total waste of time and money.
So, back to FOCUS, ( see how easy I get sidetracked), as I think about what goals I want to accomplish in my life I was coming up with nothing. How sad it that? I realized that I have no real focus. How often do we ask children what do they want to be when they grow up? Well, here I am all grownup and I still don't know what I want to be.
That is until now. I have come to realize that during the course of that culinary program, I had a desire to write my own cookbook, complete with recipes that are unique to me, health supporting and are pretty to look at.
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