Getting a little more JOLLY, a little more GREEN, and a little less GIANT.

15 September 2011

The Funny Thing about Goals...

I made a rather tough choice today.

I decided to drop my goal to run a half marathon. At least a half marathon in October. At least one I have to pay for.

I received some rotten news earlier this week that has seriously impacted our family's finances. There just isn't going to be extra money to be used for stuff like racing fees.

This doesn't mean I'm giving up on running altogether.

But in a way...I'm kind of relieved that I don't have the money. I'm losing my oomph when it comes to running. It's getting really boring actually. I find myself beginning to dread the long runs. Just too long. Too much time away from my family and my mommy duties. It's getting too hard to fit in to a busy school day as the weather gets colder, the days get shorter, and the kids need more mommy help with homework, reading, etc.

My goals need a little freshening up. I'm not giving up on weight loss. I'm not giving up on running. I'm not even giving up on a half marathon. I just have to delay it for a bit. The goal is already set to complete one in September 2012.

I want to try something different. Maybe a little Zumba? A little spinning? Some P90X? These happen to be other goals of mine. And if I can convince Joe to join me...Even better.

The funny thing about goals is...they change. As I change they are changing with me. And that is a very good thing.


Jenetta said...

If you have an mp3 player you could listen to audiobooks while you run. I've been doing that for years and I love it! I can get a good classic in like Jane Eyre and still get my exercise in too. :)

Lisa said...

Hey girl! P90X is fun... but every workout is an hour or longer. And I found it was kind of hard to do with kiddos around. But check netflix - there are TONS of workouts there if you want to change it up every day! :)