Thank goodness for long commutes. Mine is about 40 miles one way... and through ok traffic. I know many ways to get to the same place, so I can avoid most snarls. Why is that good? Because it is about my only down time all day and I can regroup, refocus, rethink and breathe. So much is going on at work that being able to just take the time to think about what I want to do is a relief. (When I got to the gym, I really cannot think. It takes too much for me not to fall off the dang treadmill!)
Today I thought about mentally organizing my next few months. What do I want to accomplish and by when? My thoughts thus far:
GOALS for the next few months
Wake up each day and breathe deeply and focus on staying true to self.
Lose 10 pounds by April 1
Hit my water goal every day.
Limit latté intake to 2 per week.
Run/Walk at least 15 miles per week.
Bike at least 50 miles per week.
I am doing well with my weight loss, my latté intake and my running/walking. I need to work on waking up and paying attention rather than launching myself headlong into the day. I have not ridden my bike in the first week of January.. kind of giving myself a break. Need to get back int eh saddle since my first events are upon me! My water .. argh... I do really well some days and other days I just don't. But, it is getting better. I must say I am hitting at least 4 cups a day every day and 8 cups on a good day.
Now for my events that are planned out - farther than April. This keeps me in shape.
February - Worst Day of the Year Ride #4
March - Shamrock Run #3
April - Run for the Roses #2
May - Silverton Fun Run #5
May - Reach the Beach #2
June: Starlight Parade 5K #2
June:Flying Wheels Ride #4
June:Vancouver Half Marathon #4
June:Petal Pedal #3
June:Blue Lake Duathlon #1 - not sure yet
July: Cascade Lock to Crown Point #3
July: Seattle to Portland Ride #4
August: Pdx Bridge Ride #3
August:Hood to Coast #3
I get excited when I see my list of events. It gets me thinking about what I need to get done between now and the next event. I still have to find my fourth triathlon. It has to be late summer or early fall because I have to get my swim legs and arms back in shape.
So that's my plan! Feels very good, amidst all my crazy work stuff to have this steady anchor called events and my goals.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
"The way we choose to see the world creates the world we see."
Barry Neil Kaufman
MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)
PHOTO OF THE DAY: My mountain.