249. Goals, Goals, Goals: March

I know it’s only a difference of two or three days, but February always feels so much shorter than other months.  I feel like just yesterday I was setting my goals for February.  My goal for February was to dedicate myself to fitness.  In the end, I came out with mix results.

I didn’t get back to a regular running schedule.  Snomaggedon combined with another bout of illness, this time strep, ear infections, and glands so large my doctor was muttering something about mono side-tracked me for most of the month.  Needless to say, I’m not really any closer to having a regular running schedule now than I was at the end of January.  This is a problem.

I did really well with the CoreFusion challenge…until I got sick.  I made it through two weeks of rocking out a minimum of ten minutes a day.  Several times I did more than ten minutes just because.  Then I woke up with a migraine which somehow turned into the plague.  Awesome.  After I finally recovered and was back to normal energy levels, I had a hard time getting back into the swing of daily CoreFusion.

I’m back on track now, and March is a whole new month.  I’ve got three goals for March.  The first two are pretty much re-dos of February’s goals.

This month I am dedicating myself to

  1. Running! I’ll be posting more in depth about this later this week, but basically I realized my half marathon is in nine weeks and I have to get it together right now!  I got myself on track by hitting the road Saturday morning for a 3.5 mile run.  I also purchased Jeff Galloway’s Half Marathon book for some educational motivation.
  2. CoreFusion! My goal for March is to rock out at least three CoreFusion sessions a week.  When I was out for my run on Saturday, I could totally feel a difference in my body.  I attribute this 100% to those kick ass CoreFusion DVDs.  My legs didn’t feel fatigued, and I just felt stronger all around.  I know strength training – especially core strength – is crucial for runners.  Now that I’ve found a form of strength training that doesn’t make me want to slit my wrists, I want to work it and making my running that much better.
  3. Cleaning! I’ve confessed it before: I am a terrible house-keeper.  Everyone knows it – including me.  I don’t know why keeping my house clean is such a struggle for me, but it is.  The boy is amazing and cleans my house regularly, but that’s really not fair to him.  (As much as I love it!)  I’m starting to feel like I’m taking advantage of his kindness.  So, for the month of March I’m dedicating myself to cleaning up and keeping it clean.  Step 1 is scheduling a cleaning date with myself.

Bonus goal: My grandma got a (almost brand new) bread machine at Goodwill and gave it to my mom.  Since my mom doesn’t need two bread makers, she gave me her old one.  Therefore I’ve decided March is the month I will get over my fear of making yeast bread.  I’ll start with the bread maker and build up to doing it all by myself.   I’m considering trying my hand at paczki’s this weekend to celebrate Fat Tuesday.  I’m trying to find a recipe so if you’ve got a good one send it my way!

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