Friday, July 22, 2011

Goals

Recently I've been thinking a lot about goals for myself. All the weight loss has triggered me thinking about things I want to accomplish. The first have to do with fitness. I want to run a 5K by the end of the year and Lindsey has invited me to run with her in December. I can't wait! I think it's going to be tons of fun. Then following that accomplishment I want to run a 10K, a half marathon and a full marathon. I know it's going to be a lot of work to do that, but I'm willing to do it so I can say I accomplished my goals. I don't have a timeframe, just sometime in my life I want to do it. Yesterday I was talking with my doctor about it and she was really happy with my goals. She told me something that was very inspirational and which I will probably thinking about while I'm running. She said if you can run 3 miles then you can run 26 miles. It's all mental.

So the other goal is also related to fitness and one which I just thought about this morning. I was talking with Barbara about the Yosemite debacle and we discussed going with our families while the scouts were there for scout camp. She told me she had talked to Heidi about the Half Dome hike and she mentioned she wanted to do it, but didn't have anyone to do it with. Well Heidi, if you are reading this, we're going to hike Half Dome next year! I really want to do it and make it all the way. I know it's going to be a lot of work, but I'm willing and I really want to accomplish it.

In high school my class went their for the senior class trip. I didn't even bother signing up because I knew I was so out of shape I couldn't make it. But I'm determined now more than ever to get in shape and get some goals accomplished.

Anyway, there's my ramblings about goals. What are yours? (Oh and one more, I'm going to finish that darn quilt by Wednesday even if I have to stay up for 3 days straight, so there's another one!)

3 comments:

Lindsey said...

I love that you're doing a marathon too, eventually. I am pretty sure I'll never want to do that, but I've also heard that once you do a half marathon (maybe I will?) it gets kind of addicting!

I love the hiking goal too--sounds like so much fun!

Jeanette said...

Teresa: you are awesome!!! I too have similar goals, but lack motivation. :( I know with your positive attitude you will meet your goals!

MMack said...

Half Dome is suppossed to be awesome. Have a blast!