Here we are. The halfway point of 2015. Can you believe it? I can’t. It really is true — the older you get, the faster your life flies by. In today’s Tuesdays on the Run link-up, hosted by bloggers Patty, Erika, and April, we are doing a 2015 goal check. Have you met your goals, or (ahem…) have you let them slide by?
I just started this blog a few weeks ago. As I look back on the goals I set at the beginning of 2015, that was one of them! I have always wanted to start a meaningful blog about my love for Disney, the joy of running, and our fast-paced life in general. Check one off the list.
Another goal that I set bur did not reach was running the Country Music Half Marathon in late April in Nashville. I don’t really have a good excuse. I came back from the runDisney Glass Slipper Challenge in late February pumped up and ready to go. I decided to rest a week or so before I resumed training. Ten an ice storm hit. Hallie’s basketball season was in full swing. I dropped out of my training group (mostly because I was embarrassed I had missed so many Saturday long runs and was so far behind). I just lost my mojo. The CMM weekend came and went. I felt both incredibly guilty that I had not trained and insanely jealous that I did not participate. Lesson learned. I have already registered for the 2016 half, and I WILL do it!
My other goals, I adopted from the “Cinderella” movie.
I know, corny. But after seeing this movie, I believe this is good advice. “Have courage and be kind.” I have had courage this year, especially when it comes to my career. And I have decided that kindness matters. You never know another person’s struggles. I have really tried to remember that when dealing with someone in a difficult situation and giving that person the benefit of doubt.
My goals for the rest of the year? I have signed up to train with a Fleet Feet Nashville group for the first ever Zooma Nashville Women’s Half Marathon in November. I have joined a St. Jude Memphis Marathon relay team for the race in December. And, I am toying with the idea of traveling to Atlanta for the Jeff Galloway Half Marathon (the weekend after the St. Jude race). I booked my hotel, but have not yet pulled the trigger on registration.
Some non-running related goals: to spend more quality time with my daughter. And to stay “unplugged” more often. Which is hard when your job requires 24/7 communication. And you write a blog. And you are addicted to the time suck that is Facebook. But what’s a goal without a challenge?
Have you met your goals for 2015? Are there some you still want to achieve? Let’s inspire each other! Post in the comments below.