When I reviewed my year of 2017 and set goals for 2018, one of the goals was to run a 10k per month. I ran my first on March 4th and my second just yesterday. My first run was exactly 3 months and 7 days after I gave birth to my baby daughter, so it was quite the challenge. The circuit was all flat, but the day was incredibly windy, and the last 3k were right against the wind. It was tough, I was almost the last person to arrive, but I did complete the length and that little souvenir medal participants are given at the end? It tasted like gold.
During the month I trained a bit, but not as consistently as I would have liked. My baby is still small and I’m still breastfeeding, which means that I spend a lot of time sitting with her latched onto me. I did take many (many!) brisk walks pushing her stroller, which is quite an exercise in itself, given Lisbon’s hilly nature and difficult, albeit pretty, sidewalks.
Fast forward to yesterday, my second 10k of the year. I started with more confidence and a goal to run for a longer time than I did in March. I had researched the circuit and had seen that it had more ups and downs than the first and was expecting that extra difficulty. I ran the first uphill stretch, started struggling on the second… and found the focus of my training for the next month on the third. 😉
As for the other 2018 goals:
- I haven’t made any progress on releasing my knitting pattern (yet). Will put it on my to do list right now.
- In order to grow my Embroidery Club, I started being more intentional in using Instagram Stories to share more of the behind-the-scenes progress. I also joined a business mastermind with my Embroidery Club as focus.
- As for selling embroidery originals… not there yet. I feel insecure about it. Is that something you would be interested in?
How about you? Did you set goals for 2018?