Thursday, July 16, 2009
Plans and Goals
I am smack dab in the middle of pregnancy, actually more like 2/3 of the way through it. Yesterday I was at the library and I even checked out a book called Nesting, hoping to get some ideas to take my nesting to the next level. While my brain is pretty much buzzing in circles around the idea of a baby I am trying to make other plans lest I become one of those women who can only talk about their baby. Although, in my defense people keep asking, how am I supposed to ignore their questions?
Back to my plans and goals...
When I was speaking with my cousin the other day we decided to work toward a common goal together even though we live several states apart. We are both going to choose some event, a marathon or triathlon, that will be in our area about this time next year and start training for it. Obviously I am not going to start training for anything right now, with me being a bit more limited physically. I haven't been running in quite some time. I do try to maintain an active lifestyle and I do exercise regularly, but this will be a whole new experience.
Eric is eager to join in with us, so there will be a lot of mutual support. The plan is that we will all check in on a weekly basis (for me this will begin after I have had time to recover from childbirth) and make sure we're all still motivated as well as giving any tips or advice we may have picked up. I am really excited at the prospect of going at this with others. The idea of a specific goal will help us to maintain our steam. *Mom, I think this may result in some babysitting opportunities for you.*
Have any of you ever done such a thing? I know a few of my readers are also runners. Do you have any tips? I am a little concerned as I will be physically able to start my training right as winter hits, but I am determined to see this through.