Sunday, January 26, 2014

Goal Setting : Getting in the mood

This week, I didn't run. I went for a hike on Monday because I didn't want to run and then...oh, I don't know, excuses. Just like this morning. Excuses like donating plasma and going to go to Labor Ready or being tired or snow and cold (like I haven't run in that before), but the real reason is I'm just not in the mood.

I know that sounds like the biggest excuse of all, but I don't believe it's merely an excuse. If I'm not in the right frame of mind, I won't meet my goals. I'll get out and ditch the run early or not be focused on pacing and feel like I didn't really accomplish anything. Some would say, simply getting out is meeting my goals. I would probably not agree.

So this is the problem for this week : getting in the mood. I'm in a funk, a deep funk, and I know most of the reasons why. Some of the reasons will resolve themselves in a couple of weeks and some of the reasons might not ever really get better. So I guess what I need to figure out is how to get out of my funk, or how to accomplish something when I'm really not feeling it. Right now, simply getting up and getting on with the day seems to take all of my energy. I'm tired all the time and would rather not change clothes or shower or get out of bed. When I accomplish any of those tasks, I feel like I've just climbed Everest. And running? Well, fuck it. So...I don't have a solution or an answer, I just want to be honest with myself...and maybe writing it out will help me get somewhere with this.

As for my other goals...

Regarding my New Year's Resolutions, I am making progress on those. I've got tons of posts banked for future blogging...catching up on things that happened just before or after the turn of the year, but still, getting it done. I'm not really meeting my fitness goals, though I do offer some dance option to Kendra every week, and we will get it together! Some of the other things are being considered, and I believe they will happen.

Regarding my 101 Things to do in 1001 Days...I did 026 Go to a Renaissance Faire and I have brought out an old project so I can 056 Make a quilt. There are a lot of other things on there that are completely doable, and I just need to stay on top of it. Hopefully, this weekly goal setting post will help me stay on track!!!

If any of you have New Year's Resolutions or a 101 Things to do in 1001 Days list (which would be awesome), please let me know! Or just any goal setting at all. I'd love to hear about it in the comments (or in any other way you might contact me)!


  1. Awesome post! Sort of random question... is donating plasma awful? I'm thinking of doing it but I've heard some horror stories.

    1. Thanks!

      Donating plasma is the worst. Unless you are desperate for money like I was or have some really sick ideas about helping people, don't do it. But why were you considering it?

  2. Just because I need money. I am a huge pansy, though, so I'm thinking it's a no. We're not TOO desperate yet.

    1. If you need money AND you have time on your hands, It's legit. It takes some work (and Reddit can help you out a lot), but it's a way better use of your time and you can really make some money. Also, no selling of bodily fluids!!!