I have a hard time attaining goals. I don't know why, but aside from getting to my dream college, and actually graduating, I can't really think of specific goals I've accomplished. I finished my first novel, but I'm still in the process of editing it, so it doesn't count. The end result of a finished book means that I'm one step closer to being a professional writer and can take that step to have it be my whole income.
On your left, we have the Disney Coast to Coast Medal. You have to run two races, one in Florida and one in California, in one calendar year, to qualify for that medal.
Those are the first two running goals. To motivate myself, I Google race recaps for the specific races I want to run. I read one recap which was for the Disney World Marathon, by Caitlin, where she did a fantastic recap, going through what she went through, how she felt, etc. It's definitely a big switch from the others I read. I think reading blogs like that give me a bit more preparation so I know what to expect.
Once I finish the C25K program, I' thinking that I want to look around for a 5K to run this fall or something, and just keep trucking on, and building endurance, etc. I'm definitely thinking that I want to run in the Susan G. Komen walk in Omaha this October. I wanted to a couple years ago, but my family wanted to leave and go to brunch instead, so we did. Probably for the best. I wasn't ready to run a quarter mile, let alone a 5K (which, for the record, is 3.1 miles).
Eventually, I think it'd be awesome to run all the Disney races in one year (There's that Cock-Eyed Optimist again, rearing her perky head!). Check out some medals from year's past.
Doesn't Donald look frightening, though? I know he's greedy, but is the golden eye a bit much?
Tower of Terror. Last time I went to Disney World, and we went to Disney Studios, I was too chicken to ride it (I was eleven). This medal is actually from the Disney Studios in California. I'd love to ride both of them.
This race takes place at night, and there are tons of Disney villains everywhere. I love the villains. They honestly make their movies because if the villains weren't there, there wouldn't BE a movie. They provide a foil for the hero, giving him something to do.
So, now that I've got some visual motivation, here's hoping I can keep going to the gym (20 minutes to start, alternating walking and running is NOT terrible!) for the rest of the week. And if I can get rid of some of this excess weight in the process, all the better. When I got home, I was craving something healthy, and made a "salad" bowl of shredded beets, marinated kale (in EVOO), minced garlic, brown rice, salt and pepper. It was pretty tasty, and I'm hoping that it was exactly what my body was craving, health wise.
But, I am exhausted. Busy times at the store because of sale, and I've been working my tail off. Having a great time doing it, too. I LOVE being busy.
Before I go back to work on the book, I want to give a shout out Happy Father's Day to my amazing daddy. I am a completely spoiled daughter for having you as my father. Love you lots!
|On the Disney Dream, September 2011. This was our formal night. Me, Daddy (Notice the Dalmatians on the tie!) and my mom. The Enchanted Garden was truly enchanted!|
What motivates you in your goals? Any big things coming up that you're excited about?