living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

Crossing off 2 more goals

I'm not sure where October went, but I did manage to cross off a couple of more goals since my last update, including running 3 and 4 miles non stop. 

Getting to 4 miles was a little unexpected, but I was feeling good on my run on Sunday and decided to push it to 4. I'm eager to start working a little harder on some of these goals this month and end this year strong. 

Here's an update on where things stand, along with a few thoughts on some other goals: 

  1. DONE - OCT. 23: Run 3 miles non stop
  2. Run 3 miles at a pace under 10 minutes a mile
    - This really shouldn't be an issue and should be able to easily be marked as "done" this month.
  3. DONE - OCT. 30: Run 4 miles nonstop
  4. Run for an hour nonstop
    - I think I'm about 4-5 weeks from this one being knocked off. 
  5. Run a 5k race under an 8-minute mile pace
  6. Run a 10k at under an 8-minute mile pace
  7. Run a half marathon
  8. Run hill repeats
  9. DONE - OCT 8: Run in the rain again
  10. Run on a trail that's new to me (or one I haven't run in a year+)
    - This, technically, is "done," but I'm not ready to cross it off the list since that run was disasterous
  11. Sign up/run in a race that's new to me
  12. Do a track workout
  13. Do a progressive run
  14. Ride my bike 100 miles in a month
    - I'm rethinking this goal; it make since in September when I was heavily focused on riding my bike, but as I head toward winter, it doesn't make as much sense. 
  15. Go a month without potato chips
    - My chip-free streak started Oct. 24. 
  16. Eat a salad every day at work for 2 straight weeks
  17. Lose 5 pounds
    - I did my first official weigh in today
  18. Lose 10 pounds
  19. Lose 15 pounds
  20. Lift weights twice a week for 4 straight weeks
  21. Hold a plank for 2 minutes straight
  22. Hold a plank for 3 minutes
  23. Do 25 consecutive push-ups
  24. Do 50 consecutive push-ups
  25. Blog about my progress at least once a week for 4 straight weeks
  26. Run a marathon