Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Goals

Goal 1: Get back in the pool

I essentially quit swimming after my last triathlon, along with running and biking.  Although, I’ve added both those last two back in a bit, swimming has remained in reserve.  It’s definitely not that I don’t enjoy swimming, but being forced to swim several times every week and meeting certain distance goals has put a damper on my urge for swimming.  But I have the itch to get back in the pool now and I am going to take advantage of it. 

I also am toying with the idea of signing up for a half-Ironman for next summer so I want to get back in the water now.

Goal 2: Redesign and update blog

Bloggy needs an update.  The About this Blog page and the Workouts page are in dire need of some new information.  It deserves a facelift after the purchase of my own domain too ;)

I’m also thinking about switching over to hosting at Wordpress which I talked about here and someone commented.

Wordpress comment

So I might be doing that too.

Goal 3: Don’t Stress about Christmas

I have often complained in the past that I don’t really enjoy Christmas all that much.  When I think about it, it is not that I don’t like the day and the celebration itself, but I have always felt that people tend to get very caught up in the gift giving aspect of Christmas.  Which then leads to cranky, stressed out people.  Not fun.  Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of Jesus and spending time with your family.  It’s not about finding the perfect gift or having the day go perfectly. 

Goal 4: Take a vacay to Colorado

I recently found out that I get the time between Christmas and New Years off work.  Yippee!!!! *dancing around and jumping*  So I thought this would be a great opportunity to hop on a plane and visit my friend Danielle in Boulder, Colorado.  It’s been approximately one year since I’ve seen her.  Way too long in my book.  Flights are a little pricey since it’s a high volume travel time, but the good news is I don’t have to take any precious vacation time.  I love Colorado but I love seeing my friend even more.

Goal 5: Make friends with the foam roller

I bought a foam roller to help roll out my sore muscles from running.  And ohmygosh was it painful at first.  I had to hold most of my bodyweight off the foam roller when I first rolled on my IT band.  In fact, I placed a bet with a Farmer that he couldn’t roll his IT band without screaming out in pain.  I won.  But I have found that it is getting easier and less painful.  So I will take that as a good sign.

My plan is to foam roll at least 3 times a week for 10 minutes.  I gotta start somewhere. 

What are your goals for December?

Here’s to achieving all your goals for December!

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