Five Goals for September

I realize I’m a week and a half late, but no time like the present.

#1 – Run 20 miles. 

It’s been a mile since I’ve run 20 miles in a month. Seems like a low number, but I’ve been averaging 10 miles/month this year. That’s what happens when you run 1x every other week …



#2 -Yoga 1-2x per week.

It just feels too good not to.



#3 – Start and finish a book. 

I actually finished All the Light We Cannot See over the weekend, but I’m pretty sure I started it in August. It was great, by the way. I just started The Light Between Oceans. 


Mug was a gift from a co-worker


#4 – Bake more bread. 

It’s so easy, especially with a KitchenAid. The last time I tried, I did something wrong during the rising process and while the bread turned out fine, it was a little flat.


Old picture, but maybe I’ll attend pretzel bread again since it’s pretty easy. 


#5 – Don’t overcommit myself. 

I go through periods where I want to do all the things, and overcommit myself to the point that I don’t enjoy the things. Right now I’m committed to two upcoming burlesque shows (one is a 5-show run), teaching workshops ~6 weeks, some freelance work, and obviously my day job and maintaining my relationships. There have been other things I want to do but have to rein myself in. So, I have to keep on reining in, or choose something I’m willing to give up.



What are you up to this month?


4 thoughts on “Five Goals for September

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  1. Those pretzels look heavenly! I should figure out how to make pretzel bread so I won’t have to pay $5.99 for a bag at Gene’s Delicatessen. I know you don’t want to over-commit yourself, but do you think you might schedule a race sometime in the fall? I know for me, I tend to stick to my mileage goals more if I have a race on the horizon. Also, if my race is a PR attempt then I am really, really motivated to up my miles, and am even more disciplined to do strength, yoga, etc.

    1. I’ve been thinking about signing up for a race to give myself a more solid running goal. But I also don’t want to spend the money on a race (and get my hopes up) and then run into knee problems again. But a 10K would probably be a safe goal since I can run 5 miles.

      1. Cool. Definitely take it easy – lots of slow miles + some walk breaks in your 10k training if you sign up for one. You need to strengthen that knee gradually with slow miles and the yoga will help as well. Did you get new shoes since your knee issue surfaced?

  2. I second Pete’s comment on those pretzels looking awesome! I can also relate to the running 20 miles goal. I’ve been running very infrequently, too. And I totally relate to the overcommitting – especially with all the awesome WCBC events. I sign up for everything and then it becomes very stressful!

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