Short stories from long runs

This blog about my run and training

Welp, last day of the month, people! End of Q1! I don’t live in the sales world of quotas and monthly accountabilities anymore, but goodness knows without them things can get a little outta control. Because accountability (and passion… an oh-so-powerful one) is the key to actually getting stuff to happen, I thought it would be a good idea to check in on my 2015 goals now that we’re three months into the “new” year.

Sub-1:50 half marathon.  Working on it! This isn’t going to happen in April, but hopefully I’ll have it locked down by early fall for my pre-NYCM half.

Dedicate myself to regular speed and ab work. Ab and speed work got a little derailed when I fell down the stairs earlier this winter, but I completed Yoga International’s 10-Day Core Challenge and have been planking it up. Now that I’m running again, I’ll get going on these goals.

Get comfortable upside down and perfect an unassisted headstand.
  And this one, too! I couldn’t do anything that bothered my back for the past eight to ten weeks, but it’s on my radar.

Attend mass; bring the baby; say our prayers.
  I’ve been attending mass in my office chapel at least twice a week all day and Henry came with me one morning before a doctor’s appointment. We haven’t had the same success on Sundays, except yesterday, but I’m pleased with my progress! The last thing we do before bed as part of Henry’s nighttime routine is say a simple prayer. I love it.

Do a closet cleanse and purge, purge, purge.
  The closet cleanse is coming up — we have lots to donate and need to get organized, too — but I have been doing much better tossing stuff in general. I cleaned out the mail caddy in our kitchen, the junk drawer, and the kitchen utensil drawer that was absolutely out of control. I did a bookshelf purge and now need to go through even more stringently. Forward progress!

Commit to meal planning and Sunday food prep. 
Killing it. Between Blue Apron, weekend planning, and packing lunch each evening, I feel totally under control with meal planning and food prep. Some nights I don’t feel like actually packing for the next day, but I’ve stuck with it.

Read 15 books.Two done and two and a half in progress. How is that even possible? Man, I have to buckle down on this. I can’t even talk about it. 

Did you make New Year’s Resolutions? Give anything up for Lent, if you observe? How’s it going? Also, I’d love book recommendations for stuff I’ll devour! Fire away!