Choose Your Focus and Believe
You guys, I’m getting organized. Majorly organized. After reading Lisa’s post yesterday I went out and bought a planner! I have an online calendar that I keep all of my important work related stuff in, but I don’t really have a way of keeping my personal life organized. This little book is going to help me with that!
My new Believe training journal also arrived yesterday. Nothing like a new training log to kick off the new year!
Inside the journal Lauren Fleshman and Ró McGettigan-Dumas share insights and wisdom they’ve picked up over the years. In their goal setting section one of their tips is to keep your goals visible. “Anything that keeps your goal at the forefront of your mind will help that goal remain a priority.”
As soon as I got home from Chicago last October, feeling defeated but inspired, I made this OWN CHICAGO picture my desktop wallpaper. Looking at it every day keeps the fire lit inside of me. I can’t wait to start training for Chicago 2016!
Lauren and Ró also remind us that we need to choose specific goals to focus on. “You can have it all, but not all at the same time… Choose which goals you will focus on and when. Leaning in one direction means pulling away from something else, even for a little while.”
This makes so much sense and it’s why I didn’t make several different running resolutions for this year. I will focus on one mini goal at a time all leading up to my main goal for the year which is owning Chicago. I’m also going to have fun and really enjoy running this year, like I did back in 2014.
Last year running felt like too much of a chore sometimes. I think a lot of that had to do with getting injured multiple times and then having to re-start my training. The “re-start” is never fun because it’s really discouraging to not pick up where you left off. Hopefully this year will be injury and set-back free!
So, you remember when I bought a bunch of candles all at once? I’ve been making headway on my inventory and finally started burning Golden Peach Sparkle. It smells like heaven.
I think it might be my favorite candle.
I’m positive that this is my favorite cat:
Like most cats Cecil enjoys being up high. I worry about his joints now that he’s 8 years old though so whenever he gets up on the fridge I keep a close eye on him. When it looks like he wants to jump down I go over, pick him up and gently place him down on the ground. Basically I am his human elevator.
Long time readers will already know this, but that picture on the fridge of the multicolored dots was actually drawn by Cecil! He created it using the Paint for Cats app on the iPad.
Adam and I are proud parents showing off our kid’s art work on the fridge just like any other family ;).
Is your fridge covered with things like ours is?
– Ours is actually only covered on the top 1/3rd (eye-level).
Do you keep a handwritten planner/training log or do you do everything online?