Thursday, 18 June 2015

Long Term Goal Check-In

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe it's June already? Now that we're half way through the year I thought it was only right that I review my Long Term Goals. I originally posted them in January, link here, so I want to re-evaluate them and possibly set some new challenges for myself.

My 2015 goals are as follows:
  • Run 10 miles by April
  • Lose 2 stone by my sisters wedding in September
  • Do 8 hill walks/mountain climbs

Up until now I have been very good with the running. The reason for this is that I had set myself goals and signed up for different events so I knew that I had no choice but to train. The details of the runs that I have participated in, to date, are below:
Its only when I look at the above I realise that I have not ran in a competitive race for over a month! I'm extremely disappointed in myself. I didn't quite get to run the full 10 miles, due to illness, but I still completed the race running 1-2 miles and walking 1/2 mile. The only way to push myself now is to sign up for some more runs. So the below is what I have now lined up:
  1.  19thJune - Runway Night Run Shannon Airport
  2. 27th June - Clare People 10K Ennis  
  3. 24th June - Craggaunowen (Exclusive Run 5 K Series)
  4. 8th July - Bunratty (Exclusive Run 5 K Series
  5. 18th July - Run Killarney 10K
  6. 26th July - Broadford 8k
  7. 2nd August - Milford 4 mile
  8. Dromcollogher 4 mile TBC
  9. 25th October - Limerick Mini Marathon
That's enough to get me back on track, I hope! I really enjoy the buzz that I get from running and I hate when I slack off so now I'm going to pull up my socks and get back to where I need to be!

Hill Walks/Mountain Climbs
As I have mentioned before I have been bitten by the climbing bug so this year I am aiming to complete 8 walks/climbs. The below is what we had planned for the year:
  • Croagh Patrick 
  • Galteemore
  • Moylussa Co Clare
  • Mullaghmore in The Burren
  • Gortnacluhy Loop Broadford/Ashford Co Limerick
  • An Gleann Beag Loop Broadford/Ashford Co Limerick
  • Carrauntoohill Co Kerry
Below is the list of what I have completed:
·         Croagh patrick
·         Mullaghmore in The Burren
·         An Gleann Beag Loop Broadford/Ashford Co Limerick (4 times)
So having looked at what I have completed I'm not too upset but again I really do need to pull up my socks and get out walking. Climbing/walking is a great form of exercise. Its so great to be out in the fresh air, in particular when the weather is so nice. I love getting out in the evenings after work or early on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Its even better to walk with a group or even just a few people.
 Now this is my real bug bearer! I have recently started a new job so I am working slightly longer hours so its been difficult to get back into my routine. I will admit that my eating habits have been shocking. It was Colin's first birthday party last weekend and I ate enough cake and crappy foods to last me a lifetime.  I haven't lost any more weight. I'm still weighing around 12 stone (I don't really go on the scales much because I'm partly afraid to!). Ideally I'd like to get down to 10 stone 9lbs. That's my target weight and I have until Friday 11th of September to do it. That's the day that I will be a bridesmaid for my lovely sisters wedding so I want to look well.  New Long Term Goals So my new goals are: 
  • Get my weight down to 10 stone 9lbs by 11th of September 2015
  • Complete all 8 runs listed above and at least another 2
  • Complete the 4 hill climbs/walks listed above, that I have not yet completed and complete a further 2
  • Complete a Mud Run (I've heard so much about these and I'd love to try a 5K one to see how I do!)
That's it! I have a lot of work to do but I've gotten my MoJo back and I have made a promise to myself to complete all of my Long Term Goals. I will do a regularly check in to keep you all updated. I'd love to hear all about our goals and aims and hopefully you can join me on a run or walk/climb.

Until the next time, always remember to be: 

Dee-Termined To Glam & Glow

Dee x

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  1. Its a great idea to check in and see where you are in relation to your goals. You are doing really well... dont discredit any of your work to date as just look at how brill you've come along with the running. Running 10 miles will come in time, whats more important now is just to keep running (and I see you have loads lined up!)

    1. Thanks John! Ya I felt it was important to take a step back and re-evaluate everything. It worked because I feel like I've gotten my motivation back! Hope all is going well with your training?!