Sunday, November 2, 2014

November Goals

I'll be posting a recap of yesterday's race either later today or tomorrow. But first, I wanted to take a minute to set some goals for the month of November.

1.) Run regularly. This was a goal from way back when that I've been failing hard at in the last few weeks. In November, I want to run a least 4 times a week.

2.) I want to PR at my next race, which happens to be at the end of the month on Thanksgiving. I had been making progress and was slowly but surely getting faster, but then I back slid and am back at my original slow pace. As long as I stick to my first goal, then I should be able to get my pace to a slightly more respectable place. There is nothing wrong with running slowly. This is bugging me because I know that I am capable of running faster than I currently do.

If you want to join me and are in Chicago, then I'll be running the Turkey Day 5k on Thanksgiving.
3.) In addition to my running goals, I also have a couple of food goals. First up, I will eat breakfast every day. I tend to skip breakfast and then go overboard with snacks the rest of the day because I feel like I'm starving by the time I get to work. So far, I've started out strong, having had breakfast yesterday and today.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
4.) I also want to generally start eating better. This one is going to be the hardest for me because I love candy and soda, but I've fallen into the trap of fast food and vending machine lunches at work followed by take out for dinner and realized when I stepped on the scale last week that I am at my heaviest weight ever. I'm not going to completely give up my beloved junk food, I'm just going to switch it to the occasional treat as opposed to an every day meal/snack.

I need more of this - side salad, rice and lentils, and roasted cauliflower - and less burgers, fries, pizza, and wings. 
Weeeeee! Aren't goals fun? Seriously, though, I need to make some changes and reinforce some good habits while breaking some bad habits. I may as well start now.


  1. I just set my goals as well. Good luck to you this month!

    1. Thanks, Mike! Good luck to you, too. Have a fantastic November!

  2. Great job with setting goals! That's the first part of making them happen! Look forward to following your running adventures!

    1. Thanks, Lauren! I started setting goals because I like having something specific to work towards.