This week’s Tuesday Topic is What’s on your Fall bucket list? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
I’m deviating from this week’s topic to write about my goals for Fall. I’ve been working very hard in my training and also in my job. However, I don’t make time for me. I am hoping that with these goals I can find a balance between my personal and work life. I am writing them in no specific order.
⇒ Continue working with my coach. I enjoy working with him and my workouts. I have my good and bad days. Every runner goes through that and there is nothing to do about it. Is there?
⇒ Keep on working on endurance and speed. I truly believe that the training this year is getting me ready for next year. I say this because I want to be positive that there will be races next year.
⇒ Stop checking and responding to work email after work hours. I have already removed the app from my phone. I can only check it from my computer. Whatever it is sitting in my inbox can wait till the next morning.
⇒ Log off from my work computer at 3pm or 4pm (the latest). The work is never ending. Work will always be there. It can wait till the next day. Yesterday I was working on school stuff till 8pm.
⇒ Buy a house. I know I keep saying this but I want to move this year. I like where I live but am ready for a change.
⇒ Get up more often during the day. I sit pretty much all day and am tense and sore. My neck hurts every single day.
⇒ Get a massage. I maybe need 7 in a row! I know the last one I got was last year. I used to be really good about it and get a massage twice a month.
⇒ Read more books. I love reading Wendy’s posts where she mentions the books she has read. Right now I am reading “The Happy Ever After Playlist” and have a few more waiting for me at the library. Thanks Wendy!
⇒ Do more fun things with friends. This one is “tricky’ but doable. Last Monday I met a friend for dinner. I had not seen her since March and it was my first time out in a restaurant in a long time. It felt weird but also nice to be out.
⇒ Go to sleep earlier. I have not been sleeping well. I stay up way too late (work) and then wake up early in the morning.
⇒ Find time for yoga and cycling classes. Running and strength is what I do now. I know I should do more. I miss the bike and I know yoga will help me feel better. I was motivated with Deborah’s post where she did yoga everyday for 2 weeks.
⇒ Smile and laugh more!
Whew, that’s a lot. What do you think about my goals? Anything else I should add to the list?