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October Superlatives and November Goals

November 1, 2011

Happy November! 

How was everyone’s Halloween?  I dressed up for work and got many an odd stare while driving there.  What, like you don’t wear zebra ears in the car??  And we had a bunch of little trick-or-treaters… at a coffee shop.  Is it just me or is that a little weird?

Anyways, my night ended with me getting home around 10:45 when I was scheduled to work till 10 and I may or may not have had a minor mental breakdown as soon as I got in the door.  In other words, I need a new job.  A real job.  And I need it bad.

But enough complaining for now.  In honor of the end of one month and the start of the next, I thought I’d do some October superlatives and then some November goals.

October Superlatives:

Best Race: Denver Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon


Um, I still can’t read this post without feeling all emotional.  So.darn.proud. of Joey 🙂

Most Informative: What You Will See at an Expo


Best Restaurant Review: Snooze in Boulder


Most Popular: WIAW: A Day of Firsts


Most Honest: On Not Fitting In

hummus dino

Most Helpful: My Mother, the Ultimate Prepper


November Goals:

I’m usually not one to make a list of monthly goals — I feel it just puts too much pressure on me and sets me up for failure — but I think if I put some realistic, not too serious goals, I can be more successful.

1. Rediscover my inner reader

There was once a day when I could knock out more than one book in a week.  And that day was about 6 months ago.  Ya know, when I was an English major who loved to read.  Now I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve been “reading” the same book for months!  Time to get back on track.

2. Make strength training and yoga a priority

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If only.

It’s easy to slip into the routine of running every other day and that’s it.  Training taught me to love kind of enjoy lifting.  And being completely sore after skipping yoga for two weeks and then finally going to a class taught me to not neglect my love of downward dog.  At home yoga counts too!

3. Put some real effort into finding a new job — notice how I didn’t say “find a new job.”  Less pressure, remember?

4. Run 65 miles in November

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And if you need some running inspiration, search “running” on pinterest

Have I mentioned that I’ve changed my running mentality from “This is hard, I just want to be done” to “I can bust out this run no problem because I’m awesome!”  Yeah, sometimes you just need a change in attitude to turn things around 🙂

5. Be better about making time to sit down and eat meals

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And now I really just want grilled cheese.

Now that I’ve let go of car eating, my next goal is to make sure I have ample time to sit down and eat meals.  I’m notorious for lollygagging before I have to be somewhere and then saying, “Ohmygod, I have to lift, shower and eat in the next half an hour!!”  

Which brings me to #6.

6. Submit a bill to have more hours added to the day.

Plausible, right?


What were some of your best moments in October?

Do you have any goals for this month?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2011 1:54 PM

    Goal number 1 — find and eat that grilled cheese.

    I don’t have any set goals for the month per se, but I need to finish a lot of tasks at work before maternity leave (last day is day before Thanksgiving — wahooooo!)

  2. November 1, 2011 5:22 PM

    gosh, i wish there were more hours in a day. wouldn’t that be nice? november goals – get through repord cards and conferences. that is all.

  3. November 1, 2011 5:27 PM

    I can’t even imagine how long it would take to be able to hold that yoga pose for even a second… every time I think strength training is not important, I see something like that! Amazing.

  4. brittney permalink
    November 1, 2011 6:42 PM

    I was just thinking that I should rediscover my inner reader as well. I used to read every night before I went to sleep and I miss it! Blog reading has taken over but I think it’s time to get lost in a book again.

  5. November 1, 2011 7:27 PM

    Love it! I love the idea of reflecting back on posts that were written in the month. Two of your posts I missed due to my hectic life, now I ma glad to have this list because I can go back and check them out.

    Good luck on the November goals 🙂

  6. November 2, 2011 11:04 AM

    I’ve been in such a grilled cheese mood lately, too! It’s the weather… Oops!


    • November 3, 2011 9:18 AM

      I blame the weather too, but I don’t know what my excuse was when I practically lived off grilled cheese in high school.

  7. November 2, 2011 4:09 PM

    I’ve had a tendency to car eat in the morning too when I’m seriously running late. I should try to give that up too… I don’t get to enjoy the food as much when I’m in a hurry to drive somewhere!

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