Do I feel let down after the wonderful time I had last weekend? Besides running my first 10K on Sunday, I was able to spend time with some of my best friends this weekend talking, playing, games, running, eating, ... It was an awesome weekend.
But surprisingly no - I don't feel a letdown! I feel like I am flying high. I feel energized and it is Friday. Of course I was exhausted on Monday and even Wednesday. Busy days at work this week and Tuesday we had dinner with our small group from church and Thursday I had a Christmas Tea planning meeting. Wednesday I grocery shopped after work and then ran 3 miles. But even with all this busyness, I am feeling good inside.
I think when you reach a goal, like my 10K or whatever it is, you should celebrate and feel good about yourself. I do have a habit of looking forward to another goal immediately. But I think that is fine as long as you appreciate your achievements. They can be small goals or huge goals but for people like me who are goal oriented I need something to look forward to. Whether it is at work, home, or exercise wise.
I recently turned 50 and I am so excited about the rest of my life. I am married to a wonderful man, love my job (most of the time), found a church family that I love, serve on a women's leadership at church, and have made such good friends the last few years. My life does have some downs as the people closest to me know about but I don't think I can share yet. It is regarding my four sons. They are from 18 to 23. Enough said.
My next running goal is the Triple Crown of running. I had it wrong the other day - the third leg is not a half marathon but a 10 miler. So 5K in February, 10K in middle of March, and a 10 miler at the end of March. Then at the end of April is the mini marathon/marathon. I would like to at least do the Triple Crown so that means another 5K, 10K, and da dum a 10 miler. The most I have ever ran is 6.2 miles so need to stay active this winter - that is why I set the goal so I would have to stay running through the cold dark days of winter.
I also have a goal to get under 200 pounds this year. I think I just need to follow the plan and concentrate on being healthy instead of seeing how much I could eat and still lose a little weight. LOL Sorry just being honest here.
I can't really talk about my other goals, but I do have goals at my job, with my ministry at the church, and personal goals. I love goals! It makes me feel like a vibrant growing person and not just going through the motions. But another goal, as I mentioned a few days ago, is to slow down and savor each moment, relax and enjoy my life. So here's to life!! It is what you make it!! Really it is.