2019 Goals & Intentions

I mentioned in my last post that 2018 was sort of a blur – work, sleep deprivation, post partum sadness, battling injuries.  I’m very grateful for what I have, but I’m so ready to put that gray chapter behind me and move on!  Last year I did a 2017 recap post, but this year I’m looking forward to 2019 and focusing on goals.  I suppose I didn’t set goals for 2018 because I knew it wasn’t a year for goals.

Fitness – Guys, I’m running again!  It’s amazing.  I need to do a full recap on what recore fitness has meant to me, but it’s been amazing.  I ran in Austin two weeks ago and it felt like flying.  I’ve NEVER (even with all the ironman training) felt that way.  I ran a little over 4 miles with David to kick off the new year and it was at an 8:13 pace – who am I?!  Coming from not much training that’s great for me.  With all this, I’d like to train for a half marathon, probably in the second half of the year.  I’d also like to get back to road biking and ride both Mt. Tam and Mt. Diablo, plus a “fun” long organized bike ride.  I hope to continue working on my core, posture and general health – lots of steps, standing at work, playing with the kids, and doing family hikes.  Daily family walks is something I’d like to reinstate as well.

Nutrition – I’m usually pretty solid in this arena, but just watching the mindless snacking, especially after dinner, plus eating slowly.  As a parent I tend to shovel food in my mouth.  Neither attractive nor good for me!  I’m having fun cooking/experimenting in the kitchen again, and plan to keep that up.

Personal – Less judgment, less jealousy, more empathy.  Practicing gratitude.  I don’t want to make a lofty meditation goal (heck, I’m already waking up at 4 AMish to workout, not going to meditate earlier), but I do need to every so often re-center myself and keep that positive mindset.

Career / Education – reading more (I’ll say average of 0/5-1 book a month).  Staying curious and inquisitive at work. 

Relationships – Enjoy my kids and these precious stages of life, even when it takes the extra energy.  Put more work / effort into my relationship with David so we lift each other up.  I can be negative and tired often, but I need to show up for him and think what I can do to make him feel good and support him during this tough season of work.

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Cheers to a new year, new mindset and new experiences!


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