Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Remaining Goals for 2016 (Tuesdays on the Run Edition)

So as we are less then two weeks to what I consider the kick off of the holiday season - Halloween.  Less then three months of the year left.  What are my goals to get me through the holidays?


With running while I'm signed up for at least three more races, my one and only goal is to finish the Marine Corps Marathon (without being picked up).  We are less then two weeks from race and that is the only thing that I'm focused on right now.  But there is life after MCM.

There really isn't much else on my running docket.  I have the Richmond Marathon (or half) and then the Surf-n-Santa 5 miler that I'm signed up for.  There also is a Tacky Light "run" that we do every year that is a lot of fun.  It's a 4 mile course through a neighborhood that has the most lights up for Christmas.  We never run this (though some people do) as it's dark and we like to take our time and look at the lights.

I'll also be doing the Star Wars half in Disneyland in January.  I'll have to make sure I keep my training up for that through the holidays.

There are a few goals that I have for my personal life.  One is to get a job.  I am with my company till the end of the year and then have 6 months severance.  I need to make as many contacts in the next few weeks as I can cause when Thanksgiving hits, no one will be focused on hiring.  I'd like to get something that would start early February if I can.

I also need to start looking at retirement homes for my dad.  We need something lined up just in case something happens to my mom.  She will also be having a knee replacement in the next 6-9 months and we need something lined up so that they can take care of my dad while my mom is in the hospital.

Hopefully I won't let my personal goals interfere with my running.  With a half marathon in January, that will at least keep me focused on getting in some miles. 

What goals do you have set for the rest of the year?  How do you not let the holidays interfere with your running?




11 comments:

  1. The Disneyland Star Wars race sounds fun! I'm doing the April Star Wars race at Disney World :) I try to arrange my races so the holidays are not too much of an obstacle. So my goal half marathon is the first weekend of December, so my run over Thanksgiving weekend doesn't have to be that long. And I don't start training for my Spring race until January so I can just run for fun in December. With all the travel, the Holidays are difficult to train through otherwise.

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    1. I'm doing the Star Wars in April as well! Both of them are very fun races.

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    2. Ooo, cool! We'll have to see if we can meet up :)

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  2. Sounds like you even have a packed schedule for running for the rest of the year!

    Good luck with finding care for your dad.

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    1. At least it will keep me busy. Thanks!

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  3. good luck with your goals!!

    Two marathons in one month?! awesome! I can't wait to see how it goes!

    Good luck with your job search!

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    1. I'd like to see if I can do the second marathon, but the decision on if it is a half or full will happen at the expo. I'd sort of like to get my Marathon Maniac status, but I don't want to hurt myself.

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  4. I hope all works out with interviews and training for January! :) Star Wars sounds like a really fun race! I need to run it one day!

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    1. I did the crazy thing of Dopey and then all the Star Wars races this past January and I have to say I had the most fun doing the Star Wars half. It's a great race with a lot of spectators dressed up as Star Wars characters outside of the park.

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  5. Oh I hope you have an amazing MCM - and DL Star Wars is my favorite Disney race! You will love it!

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