As shown by my lack of blogging during the past month, October was a whirlwind and jam packed month. It was filled with lots of family time, running the Chicago Marathon, and spending time getting my new side business up and running. It was a busy, but also good, month.
Although I never formally wrote out any goals for the month I did have two goals in October.
1. Log at least 105 miles.
Needless to say, my motivation to workout really fizzled after Chicago. Although I have completed some workouts since the race, I haven’t run once since the big race. Our entire family has also been battling a bad cough over the past couple of weeks, which on some days has interfered with my ability to workout at all.
Not counting any miles that I log this afternoon, my October mileage total is 65.5 miles, only 62% of my monthly goal. Surprisingly, this wasn’t my lowest mileage month of the year (May was when I logged only 54.6 miles) but it certainly was far from a great month in terms of my mileage.
2. PR at the Chicago Marathon.
My official finish time was 5:20:13, which was just over 3 minutes faster than my 2017 finish time. Mission accomplished! And once I have time to sit down and focus on writing a recap, I cannot wait to share all of the details from the big race!
With only two months left in 2018 I am determined to finish the year out strong. To do so, I have some pretty ambitious goals for November.
1. Log at least 125 miles.
In order to meet my 2018 goal of 1,200 miles I need to log another 250 miles between now and the end of the year. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure that this is realistic at this point, but if I don’t try then I will never know what I am capable of accomplishing. Hopefully I will get rid of the nasty cough that I’m currently battling sooner than later so that I can start running again. Until then, my cardio will consist of walking and spending time on the elliptical.
2. Get enough sleep.
Sleep is something that I’ve really been struggling with over the past couple of weeks. Although I don’t have any trouble falling asleep at night, I routinely wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to fall back asleep. I’m sure this is part of why I came down with the cough that I currently have. Whatever it takes, I need to get more sleep.
3. Increase my shop inventory to at least 200 items.
In preparation for holiday shopping, which I hope to benefit from, I need to focus on taking more pictures of my inventory and posting more items for sale online in my Kidizen shop. There are currently 58 items posted for sale in my shop. I have more than enough inventory in order to reach my ambitious goal, I simply need to carve out the time in order to post more of the kids’ clothing for sale that has taken over my basement.
QOTD: What are your goals for November? Are you on track with your yearly goals?