Monday, January 3, 2011

Goals for week 1 and January

My goals for this week are to:

1. Start marathon training (YAY!) I am loosely following this plan from Runners world. I have to add in swimming and biking. If anyone knows of a training plan for someone running a marathon in 4 months and a half ironman 2 months after that let me know! Cory and I are finishing up our plan tonight so I will try to post it tomorrow.

2. Put away all Christmas decorations and start thinking about how I would like to decorate for the winter (I am thinking warm oranges to combat the chilly winter)

3. Catch up at work without freaking out.

For 2011 I am going to try to focus on a word for each month. This month the word is Kindness. I am going to strive to treat others and myself with kindness. I got this idea loosely from the book the Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben Have you read this book, would you like to?

Happy Monday!


  1. Love this idea about focusing on a word a month. I have not read the book but will definitely check it out :)

  2. I would love to do a tri, but the swimming part does not bode well with me! :) Good luck with your training plan...also starting mine within the next few weeks as well.

  3. I love the word of the month :). You can modify a lot of running plans to incorporate cross training for the TRI.
    I don't know about you, but I'm tired of this chilly weather already!

  4. The cool thing about the 101 things is that there are 1001 days to do it in. If you see that one of my items is donate $10 for each item not accomplished, it takes some of the pressure off me. When I wrote out the list I put on there go to Maine. This wasn't something I've always wanted to do but needed an item and thought it would be cool. I'm going to go to Maine this April so it's funny how things work out. You should put together the list and you'll be surprised how things come together.

    I have heard of the book and when the opportunity presents itself I'll read it. I like the word of the month. I saw someone decide on a word of the year. That's harder I think that a word a month. Kindness is really cool.

  5. Love the idea of the word of the month! :) Keep us updated on what other words your choose and how you focus on them!

    Wish I had some input for training. Sounds like you'll be busy!

  6. KINDNESS! Love the focus! I have not read the Happiness Project but will be interested to read your review!

    Marathon and half ironman, dang girl! Go for it!