Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Friday and goal update

Wow, where has the year gone; it is the 2nd of July, I can hardly believe it.  It seems like a good time for a recap on my goals for the year; I have done "O.K." on meeting or working towards my 2010 goals.

• Read a minimum of one book per month; preferably two

SUCCESS: The list of books is long but I would highly recommend the Stieg Larsson series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest - I absolutely loved all of these books

• Run an ultra marathon
FAIL:  I have postponed this goal until 2011; I decided that my quest for maniac status trumped this goal.  besides, I turn 50 in 2011 and what a great way to celebrate - a 50k!

• Be more accepting and understanding
SUCCESS:  This is on-going but I think I am making good progress

• Qualify for the Boston Marathon, 2011
SUCCESS:  I qualified for Boston at the Eugene Marathon on May 2, with a time of 3:56:23; yippee, the hotel reservations have been made

• Do strength training two times per week
PARTIAL SUCCESS:  I have been doing Yoga twice per week and have incorporated an occasional strength session into my workout regime.

• Be a good friend
SUCCESS:  I have the absolute BEST friends and I am so thankful for each and every one of them (blogging buddies as well)

• Swim at least once per week
FAIL:  Times in the pool = 0

• Be more organized at home
SUCCESS:  There are fewer people living at my house so this is easier by default

• Log 1,500 miles (this is an average of 29 miles per week)
PARTIAL SUCCESS:  I have logged about 700 miles to date; that leaves 800 for the next 6 months - I think it is doable

• Be more fiscally responsible
WORK IN PROGRESS:  Enough said

• Run a 1:55 half marathon
SUCCESS:  I ran 1:55:21 at the Vancouver Lake Half Marathon on January 24th

• Expand my culinary horizons by preparing more new meals for my family
SUCCESS:  I am loving cooking more and finding new recipes

• Be less wasteful
SUCCESS:  This has been tough as people come and go at home, but I am definitely shopping smarter for groceries and planning much better

• Communicate more and better with my husband
PARTIAL SUCCESS:  This is tough, but I am working on it

• Stay positive
SUCCESS:  Sometimes success is achieved just by keeping my big, fat mouth shut

• Complete the 100 push-up challenge
FAIL:  I hate push-ups

• Walk the dogs more often
FAIL:  My poor dogs; I play lots of catch with them though

• Complete the 200 sit-up challenge
FAIL:  I don't know why this has been so hard for me; I can do push-ups - I am still hopeful

• Enjoy life
SUCCESS:  I am trying to chill out and not sweat the small stuff; I think it is working

• See two movies per month; at least one at the Theater
SUCCESS:  I love NETFLIX!  I have even gone to the Theater, but not once per month

• Try meditation
FAIL:  I'm not that deep :-(

• Do 2 pull-ups
FAIL:  I am still hopeful though

• Be a good human
SUCCESS:  This ties into some of the above goals and I am working on all of them in concert.

If you are still reading at this point, I am headed to Missoula, Montana for the Missoula Marathon on July 11th - this will be my 19th marathon and will enter me into the hallowed halls of the MARATHON MANIACS - completing 3 marathons in 90 days; for me it will be 3 marathons in 70 days.

Lastly, I will be spending 3 WEEKS (yes, that is 19 nights) in a hotel in San Francisco for work July 18- August 6th - I would love to meet fellow bloggers, go for runs, etc.  Let me know.


  1. Congrats on impending Marathon Maniac status. 3 in 70 days is impressive.
    And I like your Be Less Wasteful goal, it's good for our planet.

  2. Hi Kathy,
    I think you did awesome with most of your goals! I had to laught at the swimming one...I would of failed at that one too! Keep up the fantastic work! Happy Friday Kathy:)

  3. That is a awesome list and you've made a lot of progress. The marathon maniac status is really cool. You can do it!

    I have my reservations in Boston done. Its a time share and it sleeps 4. I need to talk to my friend and see if him and his wife want to join us. Thanks for the reminder.