And just like that the calendar has turned another page, it’s hard to believe the first third of the year is over. April was a VERY busy month – Mr. Bubbinsky and the boys all had Spring Break; my mom is back in physical and occupational therapy regularly as part of her post-stroke recovery; school activities are in full swing leading to the end of the school year. Mr. Bubbinsky is finishing a 25-day stretch of work with only one day off, including weekends. A lot goes in to being an elementary school principal…
May is here and we’re looking at another busy month. Mr. Skinny will be graduating high school. (Excuse me while I take a moment to let that sink in!) Mr. Snugglebunny will have an overnight field trip at school. Mr. Bubbinsky will have another busy month at work as they prepare for the end of their school year. My mom has a slew of appointments scheduled. I’m going to participate in at least two races while still in full half-marathon training. First up, a Mother’s Day 5K – who needs breakfast in bed? Take me to go run a race! and then I’ll be running Bay to Breakers in SF on the 19th.
Half-marathon day is coming up on June 8th, it will be my first half-marathon. I’m in the midst of my training plan and some days it’s really hard to keep going. I have moments of hesitation, especially because I just went through a fibromyalgia flare. I get really nervous that my body is going to decide to flare on race day. I’m glad that my goal is to finish the race. I don’t have any expectations of time for this race, my only goal is to cross the finish line on my feet. Last weekend I was due for an 8 mile training run but I couldn’t complete it because of the flare. I hesitated even getting started but I knew I had to do as much as I could. I got on the treadmill and I mostly ran 3.509 miles in 1:00:01. I had to make a choice. I could either push through the 8 miles OR I could be smart about my training. I chose to be smart, if I would have completed the 8 miles I wouldn’t have been able to get out of bed for at least a day or two. I can’t afford that, it’s not just that I like getting out of bed every day but I need to get out of bed everyday. I’m glad I was smart and that I showed up and gave 100% during this training run. That’s all I can expect of myself.
With all of this going on I haven’t been reading any novels. I’ve been reading running magazines and I’m working my way through a couple of books about running. I finished my Saroyan scarf/shawlette, I still need to weave in the ends and to block it. I’m working on a super secret project in a different craft. I’ve also been working through an online Craftsy class to learn a knitting technique that I’ve never used before, I’ll post a review about when I get through the lessons.
My goals this month:
- Give my half-marathon training 100% of what I can every day. I’ve started some cross training and some strength training also to make me a better runner.
- Finish some craft projects that I have in progress.
- Wrap up some loose ends for my volunteer work at Mr. Snugglebunny’s school during this school year to start out next year on a better foot
- Read! I have got to get some reading in, I’ll never meet my goal for the year at this rate.
- Finish making some decisions about our summer plans including some household projects.
- Blog. I love writing and sharing. I need to make the time to post regularly. I’m glad I updated the theme and the look of it, I really like it. I hope you like it too.
What have you been up to? Do you set monthly goals? Does it help you focus on the month ahead?