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October Goals Recap

November 2, 2011

I already talked a little bit last night about the goals I’m setting for myself in November which are a little bit different than concrete and traceable goals. I’m taking some time out for myself this month called “Namaste November” to really reflect on the things most important in my life and to stop stressing. Read about it here if you’d like.

I’d set myself some goals for October and I wouldn’t be accountable for them if I didn’t check in and let you guys know how I did. The basic consensus for me is you win some you lose some.

Goal #1: Run the 10 for TX and have fun. I did run this race and I did have a good time. I left feeling like I could have given the race a little more effort, but all in all it was enjoyable. Read about it here.


Goal #2: Cook 2 new recipes per week. This was a big fail. I think I made one thing- Jenna’s No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. They were delicious. I haven’t been grocery shopping in ages and when I go I usually pick up just enough things to make something to take with me for lunch and some snacks. Cooking more in a roundabout way is a goal I have for November. I love cooking and trying new recipes, but with a busy schedule whipping up a lavish meal is the first thing to go.


Goal #3: Chew Less Gum. I actually fared pretty well on this challenge. I probably in total had about 3 packs of gum the whole month. And, yes, this is an improvement from the 3 packs a week I was chewing. I find that if I don’t buy gum to hang around my desk then I won’t (and can’t) chew it all day.

Goal #4: Do 2 cross training videos per week. I kind of stuck with this goal. Some weeks I did 2 videos and some of the weeks I think I only got in one (mostly yoga though). I wrote this post the other day though that Rachael and I are keeping each other accountable for getting those strength sessions in during marathon training.

Goal #5: Blog More. I didn’t get to stick with this goal as much as I wanted, but life gets in the way sometimes. Here are some of my favorite posts from the month:

I tried something new and got my eyebrows threaded

I made a homemade sports drink

I exposed my most horrible race photos

I admitted I wasn’t having the best race season

Did you make any goals for October? Did you stick with them? Share with me your favorite post from October!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2011 7:53 PM

    Congrats on cutting back on the gum. I just had to stop having it at my desk. Now I try to drink tea. Its hard though!

  2. November 3, 2011 8:57 AM

    Good for you to come back and check in with your goals. I don’t do that myself, but I don’t really set monthly goals either. Hmmmm.

  3. November 5, 2011 12:59 AM

    Start a journal and try yoga. New goals for now! Mom

  4. November 13, 2011 3:35 PM

    I most definitely know what you mean about a busy schedule! Did you get to read Jenna’s post about freezer-friendly food ( If it makes you feel any better, I featured one of my favorites of your recpies on my blog recently ( Thanks for being so honest and real- it’s one of the reasons I like reading your blog so much. 🙂

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