Sunday, March 9, 2014

Goal Setting : 365 Days of Running

Oh man, this week has been very tiring! I have a new job, which I've had for a couple of weeks, and it's kind of exhausting. It's a really fun job. I do marketing at trade shows and festivals, so I get to talk to a lot of people and have a different work place every weekend. But it's long hours, by myself, and I just end up worn out afterwards! But it's fun.

On March 1, I decided to start a new thing...365 days of running. Because I don't have any race planned and because it's been so cold, I really haven't run for a few months. I realized that if I didn't do something, I might never get out running again. I just decided, on the last day of February, that I was going to do this thing. (Although, I feel like my dates are wrong, because I thought I wasn't on my 9th day of the plan...but eh.) So, I just decided to do it and it's been kind of hard. I started the first day of my first show, and I didn't realize how tiring it would be. I have not run any significant distances and have mostly just ended up walking around the block. I know I'm going to get it together, though. Just having a rough start.

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So I'm doing that, and I just kind of decided, in my head, the other day, that I'm giving up sweets. I don't know, maybe it's because February was the month of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups...and I ate A LOT. I mean, there was definitely a day when I ate a couple king size Reese's Cups and then also a couple of the Big Cups and then also a giant heart that my mom gave me...like, yeah. I was going overboard. I've just definitely been feeling like I was really, really down and had turned to eating and lying on the couch to cope with my feelings and I don't want to do that. Also, if I'm going to follow through with my New Year's Resolution to try Whole 30 or some Paleo diet, then sweets are going to have to go. But mostly, I just don't want to feel like I'm coping with my feelings by eating food. I want to break those habits.

So yeah, I've decided to do a fuckton of things this year, and I probably won't get them all done! But it's fun to set goals and to try to stick with things. Even though I've been walking for most of my 365 days of running, it's so nice to force myself to get outside, even if only for a walk around the block. I could be super tired and kind of bummed out and that walk around the block will boost my spirits a bit. I think this week, I'll post some updates are my other goals too! Oh, and if you want other goal inspiration, check out my friend, Jessica's, March Goals! And now for a picture of my cat!

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2 comments:

  1. I've been in a similar rut, let's blame it on the winter blues (not as cold down here obviously but still cold for me!) and get moving/eating well again. I wasn't biking and have been low energy/mood so I finally got back on the bike again today. Time to get energy and attack the epic lists again. Adorable kitty, btw, beautiful.

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    1. Weather can be a major bummer! I'm happy to be changing my diet, slowly. This step feels natural and good.

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