Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Other goals....

Besides trying to finish my novel I have decided that it is high time for me to set some other goals as well. Long ago (6 1/2 years to be exact) I ran a full marathon. Yup, you read that right, 26.2 miles. After that I maintained running 6 miles a day for a few years. Then came a baby, some illnesses, some more health problems, a move and so on and so on. I have tried to get back to my former glory days with a little "umph" of effort here and there, but it has never quite worked out.

Well, enough!!!! Enough excuses, enough weight gain, and enough wimping out!

I have signed myself up for a 5K in January. That is my first goal.

My next goal is much loftier than that......Another full marathon in the fall. I haven't decided which one yet, but I am going to do it! I am also going to report to you, my faithful readers, (there are only a few, and you may be relatives, but you know who you are!) of my progress.

So, drum roll please........

Today I ran 1 mile and walked 1 mile. Yippee!!! My whole body can feel it too! I know what you are thinking. That 2 miles, half of it walking, is not very much mileage considering where I once was and where I want to be, but to that I say "You must start somewhere!". Maybe one of these times I will share with you my first attempt at trying to run way back when. It wasn't pretty, but I stuck with it and look where I ended up! (You are supposed to answer: The finish line of a marathon!).

I have another goal, but I am not so sure I am ready to fess up to what it is just yet. It is something that I have always wondered if I could do, but have never really thought it would be possible. Hmmm, I will have to think about that one for a while.

Anyway, what are your goals? Do you have anything that you aspire to? Maybe we can encourage each other!

p.s. I think I have convinced one of my sisters to do this with me. She thinks I am crazy, and she's probably right, but think how much fun will it be to cross that line together!


  1. Just thought that this web site run by aspiring new novelists would be an inspiration/some help.

  2. Thanks Sarah! I love the web site, I am afraid I will be spending a lot of time on it!