Friday, December 2, 2016

2016 Goals November Recap

Run more miles than 2015 (893/695) (128%)
For a brief hot second, I thought I might be able to stretch and reach my bucketlist goal of 1200 miles in one year.  But I've been taking marathon recovery VERY seriously, so now it looks like I might get moderately closer to that goal than ever before, but for now my goal will be 1,000.  I have 3 more days of "mandatory" rest, before I start to shuffle for a few miles.  I'm still trying to decide what my running goals for 2017 will be. I vary from speed 5k goals to new distances like the 50k.  I still have 2 easy weeks once I am running to get back into the groove before I'll start to make some plans for the following year. (also, I'm a bit motivated to blog again - and may do a recap of the race/weekend and about the hansons method - but we'll see.  I work with small children and we are 11 school days away from break.

Log 100 Hours of Volunteering (54/100) (54%)
I did manage to squeeze in 2 hours of volunteering at the Stockade-athon 15k.  I personally will not run this race since I wasn't impressed with the way the race director handled the lack of water and snotty response when people complained when I had run it, but in a way to improve it, I volunteered and was assigned as a  course marshal. Fueled up on caffeine and cowbell handy to cheer on many friends & keep cars from driving into the race. 100 hours is still a stretch, but am volunteering on Sunday, so I'll continue to get as close as I can.

Read 39 Books (43/39) (110%)






I really enjoyed all three books that I read and would recommend all of them. I never quite know how to give a summary about a book without giving away too much...


Practice Yoga 78 times (51/78) (65%)
I did yoga 5 times!  Woot!  I went to my favorite instructors class during taper week and took it very easy, but it felt good to get back into class. I went two days post marathon and it was a strange sort of fantastic torture. I've also updated my yoga studio app and have been doing earth salutations a few nights a week.  Mathematically, it is still possible for me to reach this goal, but it'll be tight!

Hike 1 mountain a month (11/12) (92%)
No mountain climbs happened, as expected, but with an open schedule, I'll hopefully tackling a few more mountains before returning to Saranac at the end of December.

Complete 12 Bucket List Items (3/12)
I'd be lying if i didn't hope that I'd break 4:30 at the marathon (which is on the bucketlist but some holes in my training and the wind made that not possible) I certainly won't make it to 12 bucketlist items this year, but hopefully i'll get another trip around the sun to try again next year.

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