Happy Friday! It’s already time to set goals for another month. October was a great, but crazy month. I ran my 4th marathon and completed Hell Week at Orangetheory Fitness. I feel like I’m finally catching my breath!
Since it’s the start of a new month it’s time to list my monthly goals for November. I love setting monthly goals to keep myself accountable throughout the year.
First, let’s take a look at my goals from October:
Enjoy the Chicago Marathon
I’m giving myself a B+ for this one because although it was much better than my 2017 Chicago Marathon race, I still really struggled in the second half of the race. But I will say that overall I definitely enjoyed the race way more this time – I took in all the energy from the crowds, especially Pilsen!
Survive Orangetheory Fitness Hell Week
I’m so happy to say that I survived Orangetheory Fitnes Hell Week! I did my 5 required classes to obtain my shirt. OTF classes are always hard but the ones for Hell Week were downright brutal! It was definitely a nice challenge.
Do typical “Fall” activities
Eh, I kind of dropped the ball on this one, but it wasn’t for lack of trying! I planned on going apple picking but when I called the place 2 weeks ago they said they were no longer doing apple picking on the weekends, just during the week. I thought this was so odd, but I wasn’t going to take off work just to go there so that was out. I did drink a pumpkin spice latte last week, so does that count? I also purchased a few tiny pumpkins to decorate the stairs outside my house so I’m giving myself credit for that, lol
Here are my goals for November!
Get my nutrition back on track
I mentioned in last week’s runfessions post that my nutrition is definitely not where it needs to be at the moment. November is the month that I get things under control again. It’s going to be hard with the holidays coming up, but it’s always important to remember that Thanksgiving is one day, not a month, lol.
Start planning my 2020 race calendar
I haven’t officially signed up for any races but I have a few races in mind that I’d like to do in 2020. This month I’ll start mapping out a few options as I’d like to do a half marathon in at least 3 new states next year – I feel like I need to show the Midwest and West Coast some love next year.
Start holiday shopping
I know, I know. I cringed even typing that but since it’s November it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping. Luckily I still have a few vacation days left to use up before the end of the year so I’ll probably use one or two of those days to get some shopping done. I hate holiday shopping on the weekends because it’s just SO crowded. At least it’s a little easier to maneuver through the stores and parking lots during a weekday.
That’s it for this month – wish me luck!
If you set monthly goals, what are your goals for November?
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